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Solar Energy in Dunkirk, NY

Solar Energy in Dunkirk

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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 (September 26, 2021) will be 12 hours and 00 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]

* 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 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

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

Solar Power Levels in Dunkirk

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Solar Power: 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 September 26, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:08 am
    • Sunset: 11:08 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:08 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:00
Solar Energy Statistics for Dunkirk

Best Months for Solar in Dunkirk

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • 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

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

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

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

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Cost of Utilities in Dunkirk

Dunkirk Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Dunkirk averaged 19.60 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2021, which was about 41% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.90¢/kWh in July. [3]

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Dunkirk Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New York averaged $17.57 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2021, which was approximately 1% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.76 per Mcf in June. [4]

Weather Forecast for Dunkirk, NY [5]

Sun Sep 26
66°F
Light Rain
Min: 54°F
Max: 66°F
Fresh Breeze: 22 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 9%
Mon Sep 27
72°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 63°F
Max: 72°F
Fresh Breeze: 23 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 45%
Tue Sep 28
62°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 59°F
Max: 64°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 30%
Wed Sep 29
63°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 54°F
Max: 63°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 2%
Thu Sep 30
56°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 48°F
Max: 57°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 1%
Fri Oct 1
60°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 49°F
Max: 61°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 100%

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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