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Solar Energy in Schenectady, NY

Solar Energy in Schenectady

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Solar Panels in Schenectady

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Schenectady

The total length of the day in Schenectady, NY today (July 17, 2019) will be 14 hours and 57 minutes. [More]

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Schenectady, NY Solar Energy

Solar Power in Schenectady, NY

Solar Energy Data in Schenectady, NY

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Schenectady, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Schenectady

Based on historical Schenectady, 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 Schenectady. [1]

Schenectady has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.81 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.97 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Schenectady that are always titled at the latitude of Schenectady (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.47 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.81 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.97 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 Schenectady

Solar Radiation Data in Schenectady, NY

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Schenectady, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Schenectady

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

Solar Power Levels in Schenectady

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Schenectady

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 17, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:33 am
    • Sunset: 12:30 am
    • Solar Noon: 5:01 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:57
Solar Energy Statistics for Schenectady

Best Months for Solar in Schenectady

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.46 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.3 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.89 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Schenectady

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

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

Solar Power Output in Schenectady

The Power of Solar in Schenectady, NY

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Schenectady, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Schenectady

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Cost of Utilities in Schenectady

Schenectady Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Schenectady averaged 17.56 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2019, which was about 32% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.26¢/kWh in April. [3]

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Schenectady Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New York averaged $12.10 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2019, which was approximately 11% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $10.92 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Schenectady

Solar Energy Contractors in Schenectady

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

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Our search for solar contractors companies located in Schenectady produced no matches.

Solar Energy Equipment in Schenectady

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Schenectady

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

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Weather Forecast for Schenectady, NY [5]

Wed Jul 17
76°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 78°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 86%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Jul 18
78°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 64°F
Max: 78°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 87%
Fri Jul 19
91°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 70°F
Max: 91°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 49%
Sat Jul 20
94°F
Light Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 94°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 20%
Sun Jul 21
88°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 64°F
Max: 88°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 42%
Mon Jul 22
74°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 58°F
Max: 78°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Schenectady

About Schenectady

The city of Schenectady, NY in Schenectady County has an approximate population of 66,135. [6]

Schenectady Solar Power

Schenectady, NY Solar Energy

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

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