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Solar Energy in Watkins Glen, NY

Solar Energy in Watkins Glen

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Watkins Glen with an average of 5.61 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Watkins Glen

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Watkins Glen

The total length of the day in Watkins Glen, NY today (April 18, 2024) will be 13 hours and 32 minutes. [More]

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Watkins Glen, NY Solar Energy

Solar Power in Watkins Glen, NY

Solar Energy Data in Watkins Glen, NY

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Watkins Glen, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Watkins Glen

Based on historical Watkins Glen, 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 Watkins Glen. [1]

Watkins Glen has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.74 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.64 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Watkins Glen that are always titled at the latitude of Watkins Glen (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.31 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.74 kWh/m2/day and approximately 18% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.64 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 Watkins Glen

Solar Radiation Data in Watkins Glen, NY

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Watkins Glen.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Watkins Glen, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen, NY has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.44 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Watkins Glen is July with an average of 5.61 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.49 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.48 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Watkins Glen (New York) are December with an average of 2.61 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3 kWh/m2/day and January at 3 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Watkins Glen vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Watkins Glen

The average monthly solar radiation level in Watkins Glen, NY, of 4.44 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 13% 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: Watkins Glen vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Watkins Glen 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 Watkins Glen

Sunrise / Sunset in Watkins Glen

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 18, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:20 am
    • Sunset: 7:52 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:32
Solar Energy Statistics for Watkins Glen

Best Months for Solar in Watkins Glen

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.61 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.36 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (4.71 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.78 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Watkins Glen

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Solar Power Output in Watkins Glen

The Power of Solar in Watkins Glen, NY

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Watkins Glen, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen (NY) has a average annual solar AC output value of 4971.96 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Watkins Glen is May with an average of 513.31 kWhac, followed by July at 506.51 kWhac and August at 498.31 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Watkins Glen (New York) are December with an average of 264.7 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 283.04 kWhac and January at 309.51 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Watkins Glen

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Weather Forecast for Watkins Glen, NY [5]

Thu Apr 18
59°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 49°F
Max: 60°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 84%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Apr 19
51°F
Light Rain
Min: 43°F
Max: 56°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 89%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Apr 20
49°F
Light Rain
Min: 35°F
Max: 50°F
Fresh Breeze: 20 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 95%
Sun Apr 21
49°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 31°F
Max: 51°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Apr 22
56°F
Few Clouds
Min: 33°F
Max: 56°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 22%
Tue Apr 23
60°F
Light Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 60°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 98%

More about Watkins Glen

About Watkins Glen

The village of Watkins Glen, NY in Schuyler County has an approximate population of 1,859. [6]

Watkins Glen Solar Power

Watkins Glen, NY Solar Energy

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

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