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Solar Energy in Princeton, NJ

Solar Energy in Princeton

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Solar Panels in Princeton

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Princeton

The total length of the day in Princeton, NJ today (May 18, 2021) will be 14 hours and 32 minutes. [More]

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Princeton, NJ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Princeton, NJ

Solar Energy Data in Princeton, NJ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Princeton, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Princeton

Based on historical Princeton, 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 Princeton. [1]

Princeton has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.92 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Princeton that are always titled at the latitude of Princeton (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.69 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.92 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 Princeton

Solar Radiation Data in Princeton, NJ

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Princeton, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Princeton

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

Solar Power Levels in Princeton

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Princeton

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 18, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:38 am
    • Sunset: 12:11 am
    • Solar Noon: 4:55 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:32
Solar Energy Statistics for Princeton

Best Months for Solar in Princeton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.62 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Princeton

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

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

Solar Power Output in Princeton

The Power of Solar in Princeton, NJ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Princeton, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Princeton

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Cost of Utilities in Princeton

Princeton Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Princeton averaged 16.37 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in February 2021, which was about 23% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.34¢/kWh in February. [3]

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Princeton Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Princeton, NJ [5]

Tue May 18
70°F
Few Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 76°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 20%
Wed May 19
78°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 56°F
Max: 81°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 5%
Thu May 20
76°F
Light Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 99%
Fri May 21
57°F
Light Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 60°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 86%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat May 22
58°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 65°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun May 23
69°F
Light Rain
Min: 58°F
Max: 74°F
Light breeze: 5 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 81%
Cloud cover: 96%

More about Princeton

About Princeton

The borough of Princeton, NJ in Mercer County has an approximate population of 12,307. [6]

Princeton Solar Power

Princeton, NJ Solar Energy

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

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