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Solar Energy in Metuchen, NJ

Solar Energy in Metuchen

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Metuchen with an average of 5.78 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Metuchen

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Metuchen

The total length of the day in Metuchen, NJ today (June 17, 2024) will be 15 hours and 8 minutes. [More]

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Metuchen, NJ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Metuchen, NJ

Solar Energy Data in Metuchen, NJ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Metuchen, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Metuchen

Based on historical Metuchen, 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 Metuchen. [1]

Metuchen has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.96 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.87 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Metuchen that are always titled at the latitude of Metuchen (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.66 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.96 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.87 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 Metuchen

Solar Radiation Data in Metuchen, NJ

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Metuchen, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Metuchen

Metuchen, NJ has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.96 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Metuchen is July with an average of 5.78 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.68 kWh/m2/day and September at 5.66 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Metuchen (New Jersey) are December with an average of 3.35 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.84 kWh/m2/day and January at 4 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Metuchen

The average monthly solar radiation level in Metuchen, NJ, of 4.96 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 26% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 25% 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: Metuchen vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Metuchen

  • Sunrise/Sunset for June 17, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 4:24 am
    • Sunset: 7:32 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:8
Solar Energy Statistics for Metuchen

Best Months for Solar in Metuchen

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.78 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.44 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.36 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (5.87 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Metuchen

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Solar Power Output in Metuchen

The Power of Solar in Metuchen, NJ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Metuchen, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Metuchen

Metuchen (NJ) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5557.99 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Metuchen is May with an average of 519.65 kWhac, followed by July at 518.48 kWhac and April at 514.82 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Metuchen (New Jersey) are December with an average of 334.37 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 368.15 kWhac and January at 409.77 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Metuchen

Metuchen Electricity Costs

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Metuchen Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Metuchen, NJ [5]

Mon Jun 17
84°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 63°F
Max: 90°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 7%
Tue Jun 18
86°F
Light Rain
Min: 67°F
Max: 93°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 43%
Wed Jun 19
88°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 69°F
Max: 92°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 66%
Thu Jun 20
86°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 69°F
Max: 94°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 4%
Fri Jun 21
88°F
Light Rain
Min: 73°F
Max: 93°F
Light breeze: 7 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 94%
Sat Jun 22
89°F
Light Rain
Min: 72°F
Max: 97°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 93%

More about Metuchen

About Metuchen

The borough of Metuchen, NJ in Middlesex County has an approximate population of 13,574. [6]

Metuchen Solar Power

Metuchen, NJ Solar Energy

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

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