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Solar Energy in Chambersburg, PA

Solar Energy in Chambersburg

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Chambersburg with an average of 5.95 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Chambersburg

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Chambersburg

The total length of the day in Chambersburg, PA today (December 07, 2022) will be 9 hours and 27 minutes. [More]

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Chambersburg, PA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Chambersburg, PA

Solar Energy Data in Chambersburg, PA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Chambersburg, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Chambersburg

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

Chambersburg has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.94 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 6% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.72 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Chambersburg that are always titled at the latitude of Chambersburg (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.54 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.94 kWh/m2/day and approximately 22% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.72 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 Chambersburg

Solar Radiation Data in Chambersburg, PA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Chambersburg, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Chambersburg

Chambersburg, PA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.81 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Chambersburg is July with an average of 5.95 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.7 kWh/m2/day and September at 5.55 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Chambersburg (Pennsylvania) are December with an average of 2.95 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.43 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.93 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Chambersburg

The average monthly solar radiation level in Chambersburg, PA, of 4.81 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 22% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 27% 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: Chambersburg vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Chambersburg

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 07, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:18 am
    • Sunset: 4:45 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:27
Solar Energy Statistics for Chambersburg

Best Months for Solar in Chambersburg

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.95 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.46 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Chambersburg

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Solar Power Output in Chambersburg

The Power of Solar in Chambersburg, PA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Chambersburg, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Chambersburg

Chambersburg (PA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5367.28 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Chambersburg is July with an average of 542.39 kWhac, followed by August at 515.02 kWhac and May at 508.99 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Chambersburg (Pennsylvania) are December with an average of 300.18 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 352.83 kWhac and November at 377.36 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Chambersburg

Chambersburg Electricity Costs

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Chambersburg Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Chambersburg, PA [5]

Wed Dec 7
53°F
Light Rain
Min: 45°F
Max: 55°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 95%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Dec 8
50°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 42°F
Max: 50°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 99%
Fri Dec 9
44°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 34°F
Max: 45°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 29%
Sat Dec 10
38°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 37°F
Max: 39°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Dec 11
42°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 39°F
Max: 43°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 96%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Dec 12
42°F
Light Rain
Min: 34°F
Max: 42°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 76%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Chambersburg

About Chambersburg

The borough of Chambersburg, PA in Franklin County has an approximate population of 20,268. [6]

Chambersburg Solar Power

Chambersburg, PA Solar Energy

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

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