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Solar Energy in Crafton, PA

Solar Energy in Crafton

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Solar Panels in Crafton

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Crafton

The total length of the day in Crafton, PA today (May 28, 2020) will be 14 hours and 49 minutes. [More]

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Crafton, PA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Crafton, PA

Solar Energy Data in Crafton, PA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Crafton, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Crafton

Based on historical Crafton, 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 Crafton. [1]

Crafton has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.82 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 11% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.44 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Crafton that are always titled at the latitude of Crafton (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.35 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.82 kWh/m2/day and approximately 26% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.44 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 Crafton

Solar Radiation Data in Crafton, PA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Crafton, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Crafton

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

Solar Power Levels in Crafton

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Crafton

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 28, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:52 am
    • Sunset: 12:42 am
    • Solar Noon: 5:17 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:49
Solar Energy Statistics for Crafton

Best Months for Solar in Crafton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.4 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.32 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (5.91 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Crafton

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the borough of Crafton, PA at this current time.

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

Solar Power Output in Crafton

The Power of Solar in Crafton, PA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Crafton, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Crafton

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Cost of Utilities in Crafton

Crafton Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Crafton averaged 13.70 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in February 2020, which was about 7% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.85¢/kWh in February. [3]

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Crafton Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Pennsylvania averaged $10.58 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in February 2020, which was approximately 14% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.26 per Mcf in February. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Crafton, PA [5]

Thu May 28
75°F
Light Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 75°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 40%
Fri May 29
80°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 56°F
Max: 80°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 63%
Sat May 30
66°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 49°F
Max: 67°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 35%
Sun May 31
62°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 46°F
Max: 63°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Jun 1
68°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 50°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 9%
Tue Jun 2
72°F
Light Rain
Min: 56°F
Max: 72°F
Light breeze: 7 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Crafton

About Crafton

The borough of Crafton, PA in Allegheny County has an approximate population of 5,951. [6]

Crafton Solar Power

Crafton, PA Solar Energy

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

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The solar energy that strikes the Earth in one hour could provide all of the Earth's energy needs for a complete year.

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