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Solar Energy in Dunkirk, NY

Solar Energy in Dunkirk

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Dunkirk with an average of 6.1 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Dunkirk

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Dunkirk

The total length of the day in Dunkirk, NY today (October 07, 2022) will be 11 hours and 27 minutes. [More]

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Dunkirk, NY Solar Energy

Solar Power in Dunkirk, NY

Solar Energy Data in Dunkirk, NY

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Dunkirk, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Dunkirk

Based on historical Dunkirk, 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 Dunkirk. [1]

Dunkirk has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.66 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 10% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.34 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Dunkirk that are always titled at the latitude of Dunkirk (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.08 kWh/m2/day, or about 11% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.66 kWh/m2/day and approximately 22% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.34 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 Dunkirk

Solar Radiation Data in Dunkirk, NY

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Dunkirk, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Dunkirk

Dunkirk, 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 Dunkirk is July with an average of 6.1 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.94 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.84 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Dunkirk (New York) are December with an average of 2 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 2.42 kWh/m2/day and November at 2.72 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Dunkirk

The average monthly solar radiation level in Dunkirk, 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: Dunkirk vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Dunkirk

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 07, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:21 am
    • Sunset: 6:48 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:27
Solar Energy Statistics for Dunkirk

Best Months for Solar in Dunkirk

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.1 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.62 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.92 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.06 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Dunkirk

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Solar Power Output in Dunkirk

The Power of Solar in Dunkirk, NY

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Dunkirk, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Dunkirk

Dunkirk (NY) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5047.69 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Dunkirk is July with an average of 565.3 kWhac, followed by August at 551.45 kWhac and May at 545.66 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Dunkirk (New York) are December with an average of 209.97 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 254.49 kWhac and November at 270.96 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Dunkirk

Dunkirk Electricity Costs

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Dunkirk Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Dunkirk, NY [5]

Fri Oct 7
52°F
Light Rain
Min: 46°F
Max: 59°F
Fresh Breeze: 20 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 98%
Sat Oct 8
51°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 46°F
Max: 52°F
Fresh Breeze: 22 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 39%
Sun Oct 9
57°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 57°F
Fresh Breeze: 24 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 30%
Mon Oct 10
58°F
Few Clouds
Min: 48°F
Max: 58°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 22%
Tue Oct 11
63°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 48°F
Max: 63°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Oct 12
66°F
Light Rain
Min: 56°F
Max: 68°F
Moderate breeze: 18 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 98%

More about Dunkirk

About Dunkirk

The city of Dunkirk, NY in Chautauqua County has an approximate population of 12,563. [6]

Dunkirk Solar Power

Dunkirk, NY Solar Energy

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

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