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Solar Energy in Buffalo, NY

Solar Energy in Buffalo

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Buffalo with an average of 5.95 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Buffalo

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Buffalo

The total length of the day in Buffalo, NY today (December 07, 2022) will be 9 hours and 9 minutes. [More]

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Buffalo, NY Solar Energy

Solar Power in Buffalo, NY

Solar Energy Data in Buffalo, NY

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Buffalo, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Buffalo

Based on historical Buffalo, NY data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in Buffalo. [1]

Buffalo has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.68 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 6% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.47 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Buffalo that are always titled at the latitude of Buffalo (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.14 kWh/m2/day, or about 13% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.68 kWh/m2/day and approximately 19% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.47 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 Buffalo

Solar Radiation Data in Buffalo, NY

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Buffalo, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Buffalo

Buffalo, NY has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.42 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Buffalo is July with an average of 5.95 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.88 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.86 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Buffalo (New York) are December with an average of 1.92 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 2.48 kWh/m2/day and November at 2.76 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Buffalo

The average monthly solar radiation level in Buffalo, NY, of 4.42 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 12% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 33% 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: Buffalo vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Buffalo

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 07, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:32 am
    • Sunset: 4:41 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:9
Solar Energy Statistics for Buffalo

Best Months for Solar in Buffalo

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.95 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.6 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (5.03 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.05 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Buffalo

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Solar Power Output in Buffalo

The Power of Solar in Buffalo, NY

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Buffalo, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Buffalo

Buffalo (NY) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5020.53 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Buffalo is July with an average of 550.48 kWhac, followed by May at 544.25 kWhac and August at 537.76 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Buffalo (New York) are December with an average of 198.69 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 265.11 kWhac and November at 272.84 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Buffalo

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Weather Forecast for Buffalo, NY [5]

Wed Dec 7
44°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 42°F
Max: 45°F
Light breeze: 5 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 90%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Dec 8
40°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 36°F
Max: 42°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 91%
Fri Dec 9
38°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 32°F
Max: 39°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 8%
Sat Dec 10
43°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 31°F
Max: 43°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 38%
Sun Dec 11
36°F
Rain And Snow
Min: 36°F
Max: 40°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 99%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Dec 12
35°F
Light Snow
Min: 30°F
Max: 35°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 75%

More about Buffalo

About Buffalo

The city of Buffalo, NY in Erie County has an approximate population of 261,310. [6]

Buffalo Solar Power

Buffalo, NY Solar Energy

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

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The solar energy that strikes the Earth in one hour could provide all of the Earth's energy needs for a complete year.

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