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Solar Energy in Raritan, NJ

Solar Energy in Raritan

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Solar Panels in Raritan

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Raritan

The total length of the day in Raritan, NJ today (April 20, 2019) will be 13 hours and 31 minutes. [More]

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Raritan, NJ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Raritan, NJ

Solar Energy Data in Raritan, NJ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Raritan, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Raritan

Based on historical Raritan, 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 Raritan. [1]

Raritan has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.96 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 Raritan that are always titled at the latitude of Raritan (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.65 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.96 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.86 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 Raritan

Solar Radiation Data in Raritan, NJ

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Raritan, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Raritan

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

Solar Power Levels in Raritan

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Raritan

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 20, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 10:11 am
    • Sunset: 11:43 pm
    • Solar Noon: 4:57 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:31
Solar Energy Statistics for Raritan

Best Months for Solar in Raritan

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.53 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.54 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.94 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Raritan

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

However, Raritan is in Somerset County and Somerset County has at least 2,682 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Raritan

The Power of Solar in Raritan, NJ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Raritan, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Raritan

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Cost of Utilities in Raritan

Raritan Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Raritan averaged 15.72 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in January 2019, which was about 26% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.47¢/kWh in January. [3]

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Raritan Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New Jersey averaged $9.21 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in January 2019, which was approximately 2% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.43 per Mcf in January. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Raritan

Solar Energy Contractors in Raritan

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Raritan, NJ.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Raritan

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Raritan, NJ.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Raritan

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Raritan, NJ.

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Weather Forecast for Raritan, NJ [5]

Sat Apr 20
63°F
Light Rain
Min: 54°F
Max: 63°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Apr 21
60°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 53°F
Max: 64°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Apr 22
63°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 48°F
Max: 67°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 97%
Tue Apr 23
69°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 52°F
Max: 75°F
Light breeze: 3 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Apr 24
66°F
Light Rain
Min: 51°F
Max: 68°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 12%
Thu Apr 25
59°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 43°F
Max: 66°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 4%

More about Raritan

About Raritan

The borough of Raritan, NJ in Somerset County has an approximate population of 6,881. [6]

Raritan Solar Power

Raritan, NJ Solar Energy

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

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