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Solar Energy in Springfield, MA

Solar Energy in Springfield

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Solar Panels in Springfield

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Springfield

The total length of the day in Springfield, MA today (July 05, 2020) will be 15 hours and 07 minutes. [More]

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Springfield, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Springfield, MA

Solar Energy Data in Springfield, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Springfield, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Springfield

Based on historical Springfield, 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 Springfield. [1]

Springfield 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 Springfield that are always titled at the latitude of Springfield (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 Springfield

Solar Radiation Data in Springfield, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Springfield, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Springfield

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

Solar Power Levels in Springfield

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Springfield

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 05, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:21 am
    • Sunset: 12:29 am
    • Solar Noon: 4:55 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:07
Solar Energy Statistics for Springfield

Best Months for Solar in Springfield

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.48 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.87 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Springfield

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

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

Solar Power Output in Springfield

The Power of Solar in Springfield, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Springfield, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Springfield

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Cost of Utilities in Springfield

Springfield Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Springfield 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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Springfield 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 Springfield, MA [5]

Sun Jul 5
89°F
Light Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 89°F
Light breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 31%
Cloud cover: 40%
Mon Jul 6
84°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 62°F
Max: 90°F
Light breeze: 4 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Jul 7
74°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 81°F
Light breeze: 3 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 97%
Wed Jul 8
83°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 83°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 67%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Jul 9
85°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 88°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 24%
Fri Jul 10
81°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 81°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 82%

More about Springfield

About Springfield

The city of Springfield, MA in Hampden County has an approximate population of 153,060. [6]

Springfield Solar Power

Springfield, MA Solar Energy

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

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Some tax incentives and rebate programs are designed to spur the use of solar energy. These vary by location.

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