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Solar Energy in Worcester, MA

Solar Energy in Worcester

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Solar Panels in Worcester

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Worcester

The total length of the day in Worcester, MA today (September 18, 2020) will be 12 hours and 18 minutes. [More]

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Worcester, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Worcester, MA

Solar Energy Data in Worcester, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Worcester, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Worcester

Based on historical Worcester, 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 Worcester. [1]

Worcester has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.83 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.79 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Worcester that are always titled at the latitude of Worcester (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.55 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.83 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.79 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 Worcester

Solar Radiation Data in Worcester, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Worcester, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Worcester

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

Solar Power Levels in Worcester

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Worcester

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 18, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 10:31 am
    • Sunset: 10:50 pm
    • Solar Noon: 4:40 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:18
Solar Energy Statistics for Worcester

Best Months for Solar in Worcester

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.46 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.86 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Worcester

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

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

Solar Power Output in Worcester

The Power of Solar in Worcester, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Worcester, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Worcester

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Historical solar radiation data for Worcester is not currently available.

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Cost of Utilities in Worcester

Worcester Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Worcester averaged 21.01 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2020, which was about 58% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.28¢/kWh in June. [3]

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Worcester Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Massachusetts averaged $13.30 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2020, which was approximately 13% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.37 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Worcester, MA [5]

Fri Sep 18
57°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 60°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 67%
Cloud cover: 84%
Sat Sep 19
55°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 40°F
Max: 60°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Sep 20
52°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 37°F
Max: 57°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 53%
Mon Sep 21
55°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 38°F
Max: 61°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Sep 22
60°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 41°F
Max: 66°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Sep 23
71°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 56°F
Max: 77°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Worcester

About Worcester

The city of Worcester, MA in Worcester County has an approximate population of 181,045. [6]

Worcester Solar Power

Worcester, MA Solar Energy

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

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