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Solar Energy in Riverdale, NJ

Solar Energy in Riverdale

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Riverdale with an average of 5.84 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Riverdale

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Riverdale

The total length of the day in Riverdale, NJ today (January 25, 2022) will be 9 hours and 52 minutes. [More]

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Riverdale, NJ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Riverdale, NJ

Solar Energy Data in Riverdale, NJ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Riverdale, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Riverdale

Based on historical Riverdale, 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 Riverdale. [1]

Riverdale 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 3.87 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Riverdale that are always titled at the latitude of Riverdale (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.64 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.93 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 Riverdale

Solar Radiation Data in Riverdale, NJ

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Riverdale, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Riverdale

Riverdale, NJ has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.86 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Riverdale is July with an average of 5.84 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.56 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.54 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Riverdale (New Jersey) are December with an average of 2.97 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.8 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.85 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Riverdale

The average monthly solar radiation level in Riverdale, NJ, of 4.86 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 30% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 26% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: Riverdale vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Riverdale

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 25, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:13 am
    • Sunset: 4:05 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:52
Solar Energy Statistics for Riverdale

Best Months for Solar in Riverdale

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.84 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.53 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.57 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.94 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Riverdale

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

Solar Power Output in Riverdale

The Power of Solar in Riverdale, NJ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Riverdale, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Riverdale

Riverdale (NJ) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5401.52 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Riverdale is July with an average of 526.42 kWhac, followed by March at 514.32 kWhac and April at 505.15 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Riverdale (New Jersey) are December with an average of 298.29 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 357.99 kWhac and January at 392.22 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Riverdale

Riverdale Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Riverdale averaged 16.20 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2021, which was about 15% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.11¢/kWh in October. [3]

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Riverdale Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New Jersey averaged $13.39 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2021, which was approximately 23% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.48 per Mcf in October. [4]

Weather Forecast for Riverdale, NJ [5]

Tue Jan 25
37°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 22°F
Max: 37°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Jan 26
22°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 16°F
Max: 24°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 1%
Thu Jan 27
27°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 13°F
Max: 28°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 31%
Cloud cover: 27%
Fri Jan 28
33°F
Light Snow
Min: 26°F
Max: 33°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jan 29
27°F
Light Snow
Min: 13°F
Max: 29°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 90%
Sun Jan 30
24°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 13°F
Max: 25°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 6%

More about Riverdale

About Riverdale

The borough of Riverdale, NJ in Morris County has an approximate population of 3,559. [6]

Riverdale Solar Power

Riverdale, NJ Solar Energy

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

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