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Solar Energy in Worcester, MA

Solar Energy in Worcester

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Worcester with an average of 5.99 kWh/m2/day. [More]

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 (May 27, 2022) will be 14 hours and 58 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]

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

Worcester, MA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.88 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Worcester is July with an average of 5.99 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.72 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.56 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Worcester (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 3.27 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.78 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.85 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Worcester

The average monthly solar radiation level in Worcester, MA, of 4.88 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 24% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 26% 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: Worcester 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 May 27, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 4:15 am
    • Sunset: 7:13 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:58
Solar Energy Statistics for Worcester

Best Months for Solar in Worcester

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.99 kWh/m2/day)
    • 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

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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

Worcester (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5412.28 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Worcester is July with an average of 540.22 kWhac, followed by August at 513.48 kWhac and April at 504.59 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Worcester (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 326.75 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 363.33 kWhac and January at 378.49 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Worcester

Worcester Electricity Costs

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Worcester Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Worcester, MA [5]

Fri May 27
75°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 56°F
Max: 79°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat May 28
66°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun May 29
72°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 78°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 42%
Mon May 30
81°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 57°F
Max: 88°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 45%
Tue May 31
78°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 57°F
Max: 78°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 66%
Wed Jun 1
73°F
Light Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 99%

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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