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Solar Energy in Somerville, MA

Solar Energy in Somerville

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Solar Panels in Somerville

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Somerville

The total length of the day in Somerville, MA today (August 22, 2019) will be 13 hours and 35 minutes. [More]

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Somerville, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Somerville, MA

Solar Energy Data in Somerville, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Somerville, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Somerville

Based on historical Somerville, 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 Somerville. [1]

Somerville has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.84 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.79 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Somerville that are always titled at the latitude of Somerville (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.57 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.84 kWh/m2/day and approximately 21% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.79 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 Somerville

Solar Radiation Data in Somerville, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Somerville, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Somerville

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

Solar Power Levels in Somerville

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Somerville

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 22, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:59 am
    • Sunset: 11:34 pm
    • Solar Noon: 4:47 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:35
Solar Energy Statistics for Somerville

Best Months for Solar in Somerville

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.49 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: August (4.52 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.86 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Somerville

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

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

Solar Power Output in Somerville

The Power of Solar in Somerville, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Somerville, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Somerville

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Cost of Utilities in Somerville

Somerville Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Somerville averaged 22.27 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2019, which was about 67% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.32¢/kWh in May. [3]

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Somerville Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Massachusetts averaged $14.77 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in May 2019, which was approximately 15% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $12.86 per Mcf in May. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Somerville

Solar Energy Contractors in Somerville

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Somerville, MA.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Somerville

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Somerville, MA.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Somerville

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Somerville, MA.

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Weather Forecast for Somerville, MA [5]

Wed Aug 21
68°F
Few Clouds
Min: 68°F
Max: 68°F
: 5 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 16%
Thu Aug 22
84°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 89°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Aug 23
73°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 78°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 95%
Sat Aug 24
69°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 54°F
Max: 76°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Aug 25
70°F
Light Rain
Min: 52°F
Max: 71°F
Strong breeze: 10 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 62%
Mon Aug 26
62°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 68°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 71%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Somerville

About Somerville

The city of Somerville, MA in Middlesex County has an approximate population of 75,754. [6]

Somerville Solar Power

Somerville, MA Solar Energy

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

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