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Solar Energy in Cortland, NY

Solar Energy in Cortland

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Solar Panels in Cortland

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Cortland

The total length of the day in Cortland, NY today (April 01, 2020) will be 12 hours and 47 minutes. [More]

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Cortland, NY Solar Energy

Solar Power in Cortland, NY

Solar Energy Data in Cortland, NY

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Cortland, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Cortland

Based on historical Cortland, 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 Cortland. [1]

Cortland has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.66 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.53 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Cortland that are always titled at the latitude of Cortland (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.16 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.66 kWh/m2/day and approximately 18% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.53 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 Cortland

Solar Radiation Data in Cortland, NY

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Cortland, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Cortland

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

Solar Power Levels in Cortland

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Cortland

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 01, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 10:44 am
    • Sunset: 11:31 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:08 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:47
Solar Energy Statistics for Cortland

Best Months for Solar in Cortland

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: May (5.38 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (4.95 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.75 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Cortland

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

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

Solar Power Output in Cortland

The Power of Solar in Cortland, NY

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Cortland, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Cortland

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Cost of Utilities in Cortland

Cortland Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Cortland averaged 17.55 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in January 2020, which was about 37% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.79¢/kWh in January. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Cortland

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Cortland Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New York averaged $11.43 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in January 2020, which was approximately 22% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.38 per Mcf in January. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Cortland

Solar Energy Contractors in Cortland

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Cortland, NY.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Cortland

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Cortland, NY.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Cortland

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Cortland, NY.

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Weather Forecast for Cortland, NY [5]

Wed Apr 1
45°F
Light Rain
Min: 30°F
Max: 46°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 67%
Cloud cover: 78%
Thu Apr 2
37°F
Light Snow
Min: 33°F
Max: 37°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 99%
Fri Apr 3
42°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 35°F
Max: 42°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Apr 4
46°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 36°F
Max: 47°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 94%
Sun Apr 5
44°F
Light Rain
Min: 40°F
Max: 47°F
Calm: 3 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 78%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Apr 6
59°F
Light Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 59°F
Light breeze: 5 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 81%

More about Cortland

About Cortland

The city of Cortland, NY in Cortland County has an approximate population of 19,204. [6]

Cortland Solar Power

Cortland, NY Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Cortland, NY, or for more solar-related resources for Cortland, 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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