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Solar Energy in West Springfield, MA

Solar Energy in West Springfield

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Solar Panels in West Springfield

Solar panels in West 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 West Springfield

The total length of the day in West Springfield, MA today (June 03, 2020) will be 15 hours and 06 minutes. [More]

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West Springfield, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in West Springfield, MA

Solar Energy Data in West Springfield, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for West Springfield, MA

Solar Radiation Data in West Springfield

Based on historical West 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 West Springfield. [1]

West Springfield 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 West Springfield that are always titled at the latitude of West Springfield (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.5 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 West Springfield

Solar Radiation Data in West Springfield, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for West Springfield, MA

Solar Radiation Data in West Springfield

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

Solar Power Levels in West Springfield

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in West Springfield

  • Sunrise/Sunset for June 03, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:15 am
    • Sunset: 12:22 am
    • Solar Noon: 4:48 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:06
Solar Energy Statistics for West Springfield

Best Months for Solar in West Springfield

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.46 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.45 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.84 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in West Springfield

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

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

Solar Power Output in West Springfield

The Power of Solar in West Springfield, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for West Springfield, MA

Solar Radiation Data in West Springfield

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Cost of Utilities in West Springfield

West Springfield Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in West Springfield averaged 22.80 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in March 2020, which was about 74% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.08¢/kWh in March. [3]

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West Springfield Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Massachusetts averaged $14.33 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in March 2020, which was approximately 45% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.86 per Mcf in March. [4]

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Weather Forecast for West Springfield, MA [5]

Wed Jun 3
80°F
Light Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 80°F
Light breeze: 5 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 90%
Thu Jun 4
77°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 59°F
Max: 82°F
Light breeze: 7 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 41%
Fri Jun 5
80°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 81°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 94%
Sat Jun 6
79°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 82°F
Light breeze: 7 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 80%
Cloud cover: 50%
Sun Jun 7
69°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Jun 8
68°F
Few Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 75°F
Light breeze: 7 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 17%

More about West Springfield

About West Springfield

The city of West Springfield, MA in Hampden County has an approximate population of 28,391. [6]

West Springfield Solar Power

West Springfield, MA Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power West Springfield, MA, or for more solar-related resources for West Springfield, 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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