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Solar Energy in Springfield, MA

Solar Energy in Springfield

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Springfield with an average of 5.84 kWh/m2/day. [More]

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 (May 23, 2022) will be 14 hours and 50 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]

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

Springfield, MA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.84 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Springfield is July with an average of 5.84 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.79 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.68 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Springfield (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 3.17 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.59 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.78 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Springfield

The average monthly solar radiation level in Springfield, MA, of 4.84 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 23% 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: Springfield 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 May 23, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 4:22 am
    • Sunset: 7:12 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:50
Solar Energy Statistics for Springfield

Best Months for Solar in Springfield

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.84 kWh/m2/day)
    • 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

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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

Springfield (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5360.73 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Springfield is July with an average of 527.89 kWhac, followed by August at 521.2 kWhac and April at 512.16 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Springfield (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 316.83 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 339.08 kWhac and January at 378.91 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Springfield

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Weather Forecast for Springfield, MA [5]

Mon May 23
69°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 72°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 94%
Tue May 24
71°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 53°F
Max: 74°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 42%
Wed May 25
71°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 74°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 52%
Thu May 26
71°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 49°F
Max: 73°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 74%
Fri May 27
72°F
Light Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 78°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 97%
Sat May 28
70°F
Light Rain
Min: 63°F
Max: 70°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 91%
Cloud cover: 100%

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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