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Solar Energy in Colonie, NY

Solar Energy in Colonie

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Solar Panels in Colonie

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Colonie

The total length of the day in Colonie, NY today (July 07, 2020) will be 15 hours and 09 minutes. [More]

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Colonie, NY Solar Energy

Solar Power in Colonie, NY

Solar Energy Data in Colonie, NY

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Colonie, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Colonie

Based on historical Colonie, 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 Colonie. [1]

Colonie has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.83 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 6% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.06 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Colonie that are always titled at the latitude of Colonie (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.5 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.83 kWh/m2/day and approximately 11% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.06 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 Colonie

Solar Radiation Data in Colonie, NY

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Colonie, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Colonie

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

Solar Power Levels in Colonie

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Colonie

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 07, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:25 am
    • Sunset: 12:35 am
    • Solar Noon: 5:00 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:09
Solar Energy Statistics for Colonie

Best Months for Solar in Colonie

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.48 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.39 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.92 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Colonie

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the village of Colonie, NY at this current time.

However, Colonie is in Albany County and Albany County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Colonie

The Power of Solar in Colonie, NY

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Colonie, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Colonie

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Cost of Utilities in Colonie

Colonie Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Colonie averaged 17.33 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2020, which was about 30% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.28¢/kWh in April. [3]

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Colonie Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New York averaged $12.13 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2020, which was approximately 14% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $10.68 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Colonie, NY [5]

Tue Jul 7
81°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 68°F
Max: 81°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 52%
Wed Jul 8
87°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 87°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 66%
Thu Jul 9
90°F
Light Rain
Min: 72°F
Max: 90°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 60%
Fri Jul 10
83°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 69%
Cloud cover: 68%
Sat Jul 11
88°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 88°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 48%
Sun Jul 12
84°F
Few Clouds
Min: 68°F
Max: 84°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 12%

More about Colonie

About Colonie

The village of Colonie, NY in Albany County has an approximate population of 7,793. [6]

Colonie Solar Power

Colonie, NY Solar Energy

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

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