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Solar Energy in Watchung, NJ

Solar Energy in Watchung

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Watchung with an average of 5.72 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Watchung

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Watchung

The total length of the day in Watchung, NJ today (June 27, 2022) will be 15 hours and 4 minutes. [More]

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Watchung, NJ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Watchung, NJ

Solar Energy Data in Watchung, NJ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Watchung, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Watchung

Based on historical Watchung, 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 Watchung. [1]

Watchung has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.95 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 Watchung that are always titled at the latitude of Watchung (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.64 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.95 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 Watchung

Solar Radiation Data in Watchung, NJ

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Watchung, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Watchung

Watchung, NJ has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.94 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Watchung is July with an average of 5.72 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 5.6 kWh/m2/day and September at 5.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Watchung (New Jersey) are December with an average of 3.4 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.74 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.98 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Watchung

The average monthly solar radiation level in Watchung, NJ, of 4.94 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 26% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 25% less than the average level of 6.61 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


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

Solar Power: Watchung vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Watchung

  • Sunrise/Sunset for June 27, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 4:28 am
    • Sunset: 7:32 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:4
Solar Energy Statistics for Watchung

Best Months for Solar in Watchung

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.72 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.53 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.55 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.93 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Watchung

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Solar Power Output in Watchung

The Power of Solar in Watchung, NJ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Watchung, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Watchung

Watchung (NJ) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5548.34 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Watchung is May with an average of 526.35 kWhac, followed by July at 517.77 kWhac and March at 513.71 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Watchung (New Jersey) are December with an average of 339.33 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 375.07 kWhac and January at 385.48 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Watchung

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Watchung Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Watchung, NJ [5]

Mon Jun 27
72°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 80°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Jun 28
75°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 56°F
Max: 78°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 64%
Wed Jun 29
83°F
Light Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jun 30
86°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 87°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 84%
Fri Jul 1
92°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 68°F
Max: 92°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 93%
Sat Jul 2
84°F
Light Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 84°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Watchung

About Watchung

The borough of Watchung, NJ in Somerset County has an approximate population of 5,801. [6]

Watchung Solar Power

Watchung, NJ Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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