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Solar Energy in Ithaca, NY

Solar Energy in Ithaca

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Solar Panels in Ithaca

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Ithaca

The total length of the day in Ithaca, NY today (November 12, 2019) will be 09 hours and 52 minutes. [More]

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Ithaca, NY Solar Energy

Solar Power in Ithaca, NY

Solar Energy Data in Ithaca, NY

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Ithaca, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Ithaca

Based on historical Ithaca, 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 Ithaca. [1]

Ithaca has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.69 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.61 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Ithaca that are always titled at the latitude of Ithaca (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.25 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.69 kWh/m2/day and approximately 18% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.61 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 Ithaca

Solar Radiation Data in Ithaca, NY

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Ithaca, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Ithaca

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

Solar Power Levels in Ithaca

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Ithaca

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 12, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:53 am
    • Sunset: 9:46 pm
    • Solar Noon: 4:50 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:52
Solar Energy Statistics for Ithaca

Best Months for Solar in Ithaca

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.4 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (4.65 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.82 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Ithaca

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

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

Solar Power Output in Ithaca

The Power of Solar in Ithaca, NY

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Ithaca, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Ithaca

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Cost of Utilities in Ithaca

Ithaca Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Ithaca averaged 18.39 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2019, which was about 38% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.30¢/kWh in August. [3]

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Ithaca Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New York averaged $20.20 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2019, which was approximately 9% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.58 per Mcf in August. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Ithaca

Solar Energy Contractors in Ithaca

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Ithaca

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Ithaca

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

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Weather Forecast for Ithaca, NY [5]

Tue Nov 12
21°F
Light Snow
Min: 14°F
Max: 21°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 84%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Nov 13
16°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 8°F
Max: 19°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 84%
Cloud cover: 89%
Thu Nov 14
27°F
Light Snow
Min: 22°F
Max: 32°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Nov 15
33°F
Light Snow
Min: 19°F
Max: 34°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 83%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Nov 16
16°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 8°F
Max: 21°F
Light breeze: 4 mps
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Nov 17
26°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 15°F
Max: 33°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 60%

More about Ithaca

About Ithaca

The city of Ithaca, NY in Tompkins County has an approximate population of 30,014. [6]

Ithaca Solar Power

Ithaca, NY Solar Energy

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