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Solar Energy in Paterson, NJ

Solar Energy in Paterson

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Solar Panels in Paterson

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Paterson

The total length of the day in Paterson, NJ today (August 03, 2020) will be 14 hours and 13 minutes. [More]

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Paterson, NJ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Paterson, NJ

Solar Energy Data in Paterson, NJ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Paterson, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Paterson

Based on historical Paterson, 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 Paterson. [1]

Paterson has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.93 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.84 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Paterson that are always titled at the latitude of Paterson (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.63 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.93 kWh/m2/day and approximately 21% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.84 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 Paterson

Solar Radiation Data in Paterson, NJ

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Paterson, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Paterson

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

Solar Power Levels in Paterson

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Paterson

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 03, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:56 am
    • Sunset: 12:09 am
    • Solar Noon: 5:02 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:13
Solar Energy Statistics for Paterson

Best Months for Solar in Paterson

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.52 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.52 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.92 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Paterson

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

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

Solar Power Output in Paterson

The Power of Solar in Paterson, NJ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Paterson, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Paterson

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Cost of Utilities in Paterson

Paterson Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Paterson averaged 15.63 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2020, which was about 19% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.14¢/kWh in May. [3]

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Paterson Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New Jersey averaged $9.95 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in May 2020, which was approximately 16% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $11.85 per Mcf in May. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Paterson, NJ [5]

Mon Aug 3
87°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 76°F
Max: 88°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 42%
Tue Aug 4
76°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 76°F
Strong breeze: 24 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 77%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Aug 5
90°F
Light Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 90°F
Light breeze: 4 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 5%
Thu Aug 6
87°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 87°F
Light breeze: 5 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 19%
Fri Aug 7
90°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 72°F
Max: 90°F
Light breeze: 4 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 24%
Sat Aug 8
90°F
Light Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 90°F
Light breeze: 3 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 28%

More about Paterson

About Paterson

The city of Paterson, NJ in Passaic County has an approximate population of 146,199. [6]

Paterson Solar Power

Paterson, NJ Solar Energy

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

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