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Solar Energy in Salem, MA

Solar Energy in Salem

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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 (July 02, 2020) will be 15 hours and 13 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]

* 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 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

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

Solar Power Levels in Salem

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Solar Power: 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 July 02, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:11 am
    • Sunset: 12:24 am
    • Solar Noon: 4:47 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:13
Solar Energy Statistics for Salem

Best Months for Solar in Salem

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • 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

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

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

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

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Cost of Utilities in Salem

Salem Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Salem 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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Salem Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Massachusetts averaged $14.33 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in March 2020, which was approximately 45% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.86 per Mcf in March. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Salem, MA [5]

Thu Jul 2
77°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 81°F
Light breeze: 4 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 6%
Fri Jul 3
69°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 64°F
Max: 70°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 77%
Cloud cover: 99%
Sat Jul 4
67°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 64°F
Max: 70°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 83%
Cloud cover: 99%
Sun Jul 5
75°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 81°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 61%
Mon Jul 6
76°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 65°F
Max: 77°F
Light breeze: 5 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Jul 7
76°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 67°F
Max: 80°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 97%

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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