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Solar Energy in Carteret, NJ

Solar Energy in Carteret

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Carteret with an average of 5.73 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Carteret

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Carteret

The total length of the day in Carteret, NJ today (April 13, 2024) will be 13 hours and 14 minutes. [More]

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Carteret, NJ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Carteret, NJ

Solar Energy Data in Carteret, NJ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Carteret, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Carteret

Based on historical Carteret, NJ data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in Carteret. [1]

Carteret has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.97 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.86 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Carteret that are always titled at the latitude of Carteret (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.67 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.97 kWh/m2/day and approximately 21% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.86 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 Carteret

Solar Radiation Data in Carteret, NJ

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Carteret, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Carteret

Carteret, NJ has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.82 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Carteret is July with an average of 5.73 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.65 kWh/m2/day and September at 5.51 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Carteret (New Jersey) are December with an average of 3.29 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.71 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.85 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Carteret

The average monthly solar radiation level in Carteret, NJ, of 4.82 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 23% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 27% 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: Carteret vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Carteret

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 13, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:20 am
    • Sunset: 6:34 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:14
Solar Energy Statistics for Carteret

Best Months for Solar in Carteret

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.73 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.53 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.93 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Carteret

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Solar Power Output in Carteret

The Power of Solar in Carteret, NJ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Carteret, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Carteret

Carteret (NJ) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5421.45 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Carteret is July with an average of 519.48 kWhac, followed by August at 514.43 kWhac and May at 508.71 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Carteret (New Jersey) are December with an average of 328.67 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 356.61 kWhac and January at 400.98 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Carteret

Carteret Electricity Costs

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Carteret Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Carteret, NJ [5]

Sun Apr 14
62°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 46°F
Max: 69°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 94%
Mon Apr 15
67°F
Light Rain
Min: 55°F
Max: 71°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 22%
Tue Apr 16
59°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 49°F
Max: 65°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 52%
Wed Apr 17
54°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 50°F
Max: 57°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Apr 18
48°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 45°F
Max: 50°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 90%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Apr 19
50°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 46°F
Max: 56°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Carteret

About Carteret

The borough of Carteret, NJ in Middlesex County has an approximate population of 22,844. [6]

Carteret Solar Power

Carteret, NJ Solar Energy

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

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