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Solar Energy in Salem, MA

Solar Energy in Salem

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

Solar Panels in Salem

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Salem

The total length of the day in Salem, MA today (May 27, 2022) will be 14 hours and 59 minutes. [More]

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Salem, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Salem, MA

Solar Energy Data in Salem, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Salem, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Salem

Based on historical Salem, 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 Salem. [1]

Salem has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.81 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.69 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Salem that are always titled at the latitude of Salem (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.49 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.81 kWh/m2/day and approximately 22% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.69 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 Salem

Solar Radiation Data in Salem, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Salem, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Salem

Salem, MA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.81 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Salem is July with an average of 5.85 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.73 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.55 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Salem (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 3.12 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.48 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.71 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Salem

The average monthly solar radiation level in Salem, MA, of 4.81 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: Salem vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Salem

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 27, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 4:11 am
    • Sunset: 7:10 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:59
Solar Energy Statistics for Salem

Best Months for Solar in Salem

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.85 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.52 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.6 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.89 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Salem

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Solar Power Output in Salem

The Power of Solar in Salem, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Salem, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Salem

Salem (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5517.31 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Salem is July with an average of 542.1 kWhac, followed by May at 527.87 kWhac and August at 526.49 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Salem (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 322.61 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 343.99 kWhac and January at 389.61 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Salem

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Weather Forecast for Salem, MA [5]

Fri May 27
75°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 58°F
Max: 79°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 71%
Cloud cover: 93%
Sat May 28
68°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 71°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 81%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun May 29
65°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 59°F
Max: 66°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 58%
Mon May 30
77°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 59°F
Max: 85°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 77%
Tue May 31
58°F
Light Rain
Min: 54°F
Max: 73°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Jun 1
66°F
Light Rain
Min: 55°F
Max: 73°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Salem

About Salem

The city of Salem, MA in Essex County has an approximate population of 41,340. [6]

Salem Solar Power

Salem, MA Solar Energy

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

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