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Solar Energy in Waltham, MA

Solar Energy in Waltham

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Solar Panels in Waltham

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Waltham

The total length of the day in Waltham, MA today (April 25, 2019) will be 13 hours and 52 minutes. [More]

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Waltham, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Waltham, MA

Solar Energy Data in Waltham, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Waltham, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Waltham

Based on historical Waltham, 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 Waltham. [1]

Waltham has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.83 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately equal to the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.83 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Waltham that are always titled at the latitude of Waltham (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.57 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.83 kWh/m2/day and approximately 19% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.83 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 Waltham

Solar Radiation Data in Waltham, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Waltham, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Waltham

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

Solar Power Levels in Waltham

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Waltham

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 25, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:46 am
    • Sunset: 11:39 pm
    • Solar Noon: 4:42 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:52
Solar Energy Statistics for Waltham

Best Months for Solar in Waltham

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.46 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.53 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.84 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Waltham

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

However, Waltham is in Middlesex County and Middlesex County has at least 16,989 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Waltham

The Power of Solar in Waltham, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Waltham, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Waltham

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Cost of Utilities in Waltham

Waltham Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Waltham averaged 22.57 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in January 2019, which was about 81% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.47¢/kWh in January. [3]

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Waltham Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Massachusetts averaged $15.06 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in January 2019, which was approximately 60% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.43 per Mcf in January. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Waltham

Solar Energy Contractors in Waltham

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Waltham

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Waltham

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

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Weather Forecast for Waltham, MA [5]

Thu Apr 25
51°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 46°F
Max: 51°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 65%
Fri Apr 26
47°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 45°F
Max: 60°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 92%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Apr 27
55°F
Light Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 55°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 33%
Sun Apr 28
53°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 53°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 33%
Mon Apr 29
48°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 33°F
Max: 55°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 8%
Tue Apr 30
43°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 41°F
Max: 54°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Waltham

About Waltham

The city of Waltham, MA in Middlesex County has an approximate population of 60,632. [6]

Waltham Solar Power

Waltham, MA Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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