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Solar Energy in Palmer, MA

Solar Energy in Palmer

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Palmer with an average of 5.85 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Palmer

Solar panels in Palmer that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in Palmer

The total length of the day in Palmer, MA today (May 21, 2022) will be 14 hours and 47 minutes. [More]

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Palmer, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Palmer, MA

Solar Energy Data in Palmer, MA

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in Palmer.

* Amounts listed in kWh/m2/day (kilowatt hours per square meter per day).
* See glossary & definitions below.


Solar Energy Analysis for Palmer, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Palmer

Based on historical Palmer, MA data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in Palmer. [1]

Palmer has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.8 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.71 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Palmer that are always titled at the latitude of Palmer (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.5 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.8 kWh/m2/day and approximately 21% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.71 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Energy Glossary

Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI)

Global Horizontal Irradiance: The total amount of solar radiation that is received per unit area by a surface that is always positioned in a horizontal manner.

Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI)

Direct Normal Irradiance: The total amount of solar radiation received per unit area by a surface that is always perpendicular to the sun rays that come in a straight line from the direction of the sun at its current position in the sky.

Average Tilt at Latitude (ATaL)

Average Tilt at Latitude: The total amount of solar radiation received per unit area by a surface that is tilted toward the equator at an angle equal to the current latitude. ATaL will often produce the optimum energy output.

Solar Radiation Levels in Palmer

Solar Radiation Data in Palmer, MA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Palmer.

* Amounts listed in kWh/m2/day (kilowatt hours per square meter per day)

Solar Radiation Analysis for Palmer, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Palmer

Palmer, MA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.8 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Palmer is July with an average of 5.85 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.7 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.48 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Palmer (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 2.9 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.47 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.89 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Palmer vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Palmer

The average monthly solar radiation level in Palmer, MA, of 4.8 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 22% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 27% less than the average level of 6.61 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: Palmer vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Palmer solar radiation levels compare to average levels in a city with historcially high levels (NV) and a city with historically low levels (WA). [1]

→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Data & Statistics for Palmer

Sunrise / Sunset in Palmer

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 21, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 4:22 am
    • Sunset: 7:09 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:47
Solar Energy Statistics for Palmer

Best Months for Solar in Palmer

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.85 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.5 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.86 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Palmer

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Solar Power Output in Palmer

The Power of Solar in Palmer, MA

Monthly AC solar system output averages for Palmer (ma). Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in Palmer. [2]

* Amounts listed in kWhac (kilowatt hours (AC))

Solar Output Analysis for Palmer, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Palmer

Palmer (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5321.46 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Palmer is July with an average of 529.28 kWhac, followed by August at 511.57 kWhac and May at 504.38 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Palmer (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 288.37 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 328.77 kWhac and January at 389.76 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Palmer

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Weather Forecast for Palmer, MA [5]

Sun May 22
90°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 92°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 27%
Mon May 23
68°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 52°F
Max: 72°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue May 24
66°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 51°F
Max: 71°F
Light breeze: 8 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 7%
Wed May 25
69°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 46°F
Max: 74°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 89%
Thu May 26
62°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 49°F
Max: 66°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 98%
Fri May 27
64°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 58°F
Max: 65°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 98%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Palmer

About Palmer

The city of Palmer, MA in Hampden County has an approximate population of 12,140. [6]

Palmer Solar Power

Palmer, MA Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Palmer, MA, or for more solar-related resources for Palmer, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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