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Solar Energy in Cortland, NY

Solar Energy in Cortland

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Cortland with an average of 5.79 kWh/m2/day. [More]

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 (August 09, 2022) will be 14 hours and 10 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]

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

Cortland, NY has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.33 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Cortland is July with an average of 5.79 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.53 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.48 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Cortland (New York) are December with an average of 2.19 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 2.59 kWh/m2/day and November at 2.95 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Cortland

The average monthly solar radiation level in Cortland, NY, of 4.33 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 10% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 34% 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: Cortland 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 August 09, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:05 am
    • Sunset: 8:15 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:10
Solar Energy Statistics for Cortland

Best Months for Solar in Cortland

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.79 kWh/m2/day)
    • 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

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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

Cortland (NY) has a average annual solar AC output value of 4827.05 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Cortland is July with an average of 521.75 kWhac, followed by May at 510.13 kWhac and August at 501.93 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Cortland (New York) are December with an average of 226.14 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 267.71 kWhac and November at 280.99 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Cortland

Cortland Electricity Costs

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Cortland Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Cortland, NY [5]

Tue Aug 9
70°F
Light Rain
Min: 63°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 77%
Cloud cover: 99%
Wed Aug 10
74°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 57°F
Max: 77°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 66%
Thu Aug 11
76°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 57°F
Max: 77°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 39%
Fri Aug 12
73°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 73°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Aug 13
72°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 49°F
Max: 72°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 70%
Sun Aug 14
77°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 51°F
Max: 78°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 93%

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.

Did you know?

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

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