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Solar Energy in South Plainfield, NJ

Solar Energy in South Plainfield

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Solar Panels in South Plainfield

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

Sunrise & Sunset in South Plainfield

The total length of the day in South Plainfield, NJ today (April 21, 2021) will be 13 hours and 35 minutes. [More]

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South Plainfield, NJ Solar Energy

Solar Power in South Plainfield, NJ

Solar Energy Data in South Plainfield, NJ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for South Plainfield, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in South Plainfield

Based on historical South Plainfield, 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 South Plainfield. [1]

South Plainfield 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 3.88 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in South Plainfield that are always titled at the latitude of South Plainfield (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 3.88 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 South Plainfield

Solar Radiation Data in South Plainfield, NJ

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in South Plainfield.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for South Plainfield, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in South Plainfield

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Solar Power Comparison: South Plainfield vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in South Plainfield

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average South Plainfield 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 South Plainfield

Sunrise / Sunset in South Plainfield

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 21, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 10:08 am
    • Sunset: 11:43 pm
    • Solar Noon: 4:56 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:35
Solar Energy Statistics for South Plainfield

Best Months for Solar in South Plainfield

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.51 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.5 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.92 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in South Plainfield

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

However, South Plainfield is in Middlesex County and Middlesex County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in South Plainfield

The Power of Solar in South Plainfield, NJ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for South Plainfield, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in South Plainfield

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Cost of Utilities in South Plainfield

South Plainfield Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in South Plainfield averaged 16.18 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in January 2021, which was about 28% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.69¢/kWh in January. [3]

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South Plainfield Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New Jersey averaged $9.10 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in January 2021, which was approximately 7% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.74 per Mcf in January. [4]

Weather Forecast for South Plainfield, NJ [5]

Wed Apr 21
63°F
Light Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 65°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 77%
Thu Apr 22
43°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 33°F
Max: 48°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 54%
Fri Apr 23
51°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 36°F
Max: 61°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 1%
Sat Apr 24
60°F
Light Rain
Min: 45°F
Max: 64°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 16%
Sun Apr 25
51°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 48°F
Max: 58°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Apr 26
52°F
Few Clouds
Min: 42°F
Max: 63°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 17%

More about South Plainfield

About South Plainfield

The borough of South Plainfield, NJ in Middlesex County has an approximate population of 23,385. [6]

South Plainfield Solar Power

South Plainfield, NJ Solar Energy

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

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