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Solar Power in 15221 (Pittsburgh, PA)

Solar Energy in 15221

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in 15221 with an average of 5.77 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 15221

Solar panels in 15221 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 15221

The total length of the day in 15221 (Pittsburgh, PA) today (August 09, 2022) will be 14 hours and 1 minutes. [More]

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15221 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 15221 (Pittsburgh, PA)

Solar Energy Data for 15221

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 15221.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 15221

Solar Radiation Data in 15221

Based on historical 15221 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 15221. [1]

The region associated with 15221 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.81 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 11% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.43 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 15221 that are always titled at the latitude of Pittsburgh (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.35 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.81 kWh/m2/day and approximately 27% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.43 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 15221

Solar Radiation Data in 15221

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 15221.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 15221

Solar Radiation Data in 15221

The region associated with 15221 has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.55 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 15221 is August with an average of 5.77 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.64 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.54 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 15221 are December with an average of 2.77 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 2.92 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.61 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 15221 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 15221

The average monthly solar radiation level in 15221, of 4.55 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 16% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 31% 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: 15221 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 15221 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 15221

Sunrise / Sunset in 15221

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 09, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:24 am
    • Sunset: 8:25 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:1
Solar Energy Statistics for 15221

Best Months for Solar in 15221

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.77 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.35 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.2 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (5.81 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 15221

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 15221 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 15221

The Power of Solar in 15221

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 15221. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 15221. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 15221

Solar Radiation Data in 15221

15221 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5040.24 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 15221 is August with an average of 520.78 kWhac, followed by May at 509.18 kWhac and July at 508.32 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 15221 are December with an average of 280.04 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 302 kWhac and November at 336.7 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 15221 [5]

Tue Aug 9
71°F
Light Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 79°F
Light breeze: 7 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 96%
Wed Aug 10
73°F
Light Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 77°F
Light breeze: 4 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 76%
Cloud cover: 78%
Thu Aug 11
81°F
Light Rain
Min: 56°F
Max: 81°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 4%
Fri Aug 12
76°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 54°F
Max: 77°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Aug 13
78°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 51°F
Max: 78°F
Calm: 3 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 10%
Sun Aug 14
79°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 79°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 91%

More about 15221

About 15221

The ZIP code 15221 is associated with the city of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County in Pennsylvania.

15221 Solar Power

15221 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 15221, or for more solar-related resources for PA, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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