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Solar Energy in Pittsfield, MA

Solar Energy in Pittsfield

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Solar Panels in Pittsfield

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Pittsfield

The total length of the day in Pittsfield, MA today (July 08, 2020) will be 15 hours and 06 minutes. [More]

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Pittsfield, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Pittsfield, MA

Solar Energy Data in Pittsfield, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Pittsfield, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Pittsfield

Based on historical Pittsfield, 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 Pittsfield. [1]

Pittsfield has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.69 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Pittsfield that are always titled at the latitude of Pittsfield (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.31 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.69 kWh/m2/day and approximately 21% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

* See glossary & definitions below.

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 Pittsfield

Solar Radiation Data in Pittsfield, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Pittsfield, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Pittsfield

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

Solar Power Levels in Pittsfield

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Pittsfield 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 Pittsfield

Sunrise / Sunset in Pittsfield

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 08, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:24 am
    • Sunset: 12:31 am
    • Solar Noon: 4:58 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:06
Solar Energy Statistics for Pittsfield

Best Months for Solar in Pittsfield

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.41 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.56 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.82 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Pittsfield

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the city of Pittsfield, MA at this current time.

However, Pittsfield is in Berkshire County and Berkshire County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Pittsfield

The Power of Solar in Pittsfield, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Pittsfield, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Pittsfield

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Cost of Utilities in Pittsfield

Pittsfield Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Pittsfield averaged 23.24 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2020, which was about 75% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.28¢/kWh in April. [3]

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Pittsfield Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Massachusetts averaged $14.60 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2020, which was approximately 37% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $10.68 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Pittsfield, MA [5]

Wed Jul 8
75°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 67°F
Max: 84°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 83%
Cloud cover: 92%
Thu Jul 9
87°F
Light Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 90°F
Calm: 2 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Jul 10
71°F
Light Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 78°F
Light breeze: 5 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 90%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jul 11
82°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 63°F
Max: 82°F
Light breeze: 6 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Jul 12
83°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 86°F
Light breeze: 5 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 3%
Mon Jul 13
84°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 84°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Pittsfield

About Pittsfield

The city of Pittsfield, MA in Berkshire County has an approximate population of 44,737. [6]

Pittsfield Solar Power

Pittsfield, MA Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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