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Solar Energy in Watertown, MA

Solar Energy in Watertown

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Solar Panels in Watertown

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Watertown

The total length of the day in Watertown, MA today (July 15, 2020) will be 14 hours and 55 minutes. [More]

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Watertown, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Watertown, MA

Solar Energy Data in Watertown, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Watertown, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Watertown

Based on historical Watertown, 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 Watertown. [1]

Watertown has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.8 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 Watertown that are always titled at the latitude of Watertown (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.49 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.8 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 Watertown

Solar Radiation Data in Watertown, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Watertown, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Watertown

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

Solar Power Levels in Watertown

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Watertown

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 15, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:23 am
    • Sunset: 12:18 am
    • Solar Noon: 4:50 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:55
Solar Energy Statistics for Watertown

Best Months for Solar in Watertown

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.46 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.5 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.84 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Watertown

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

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

Solar Power Output in Watertown

The Power of Solar in Watertown, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Watertown, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Watertown

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Cost of Utilities in Watertown

Watertown Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Watertown 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]

Solar Power Poll: Watertown

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Watertown 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 Watertown, MA [5]

Wed Jul 15
61°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 61°F
Max: 62°F
Light breeze: 5 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 1%
Thu Jul 16
72°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 74°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Jul 17
73°F
Light Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 89%
Sat Jul 18
87°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 67°F
Max: 92°F
Calm: 2 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 82%
Sun Jul 19
88°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 70°F
Max: 95°F
Light breeze: 6 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 8%
Mon Jul 20
90°F
Light Rain
Min: 75°F
Max: 95°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 50%

More about Watertown

About Watertown

The city of Watertown, MA in Middlesex County has an approximate population of 31,915. [6]

Watertown Solar Power

Watertown, MA Solar Energy

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

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The solar energy that strikes the Earth in one hour could provide all of the Earth's energy needs for a complete year.

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