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Solar Energy in Dormont, PA

Solar Energy in Dormont

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Dormont with an average of 5.8 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Dormont

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Dormont

The total length of the day in Dormont, PA today (January 25, 2022) will be 9 hours and 54 minutes. [More]

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Dormont, PA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Dormont, PA

Solar Energy Data in Dormont, PA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Dormont, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Dormont

Based on historical Dormont, 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 Dormont. [1]

Dormont has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.84 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 10% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.48 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Dormont that are always titled at the latitude of Dormont (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.37 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.84 kWh/m2/day and approximately 26% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.48 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 Dormont

Solar Radiation Data in Dormont, PA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Dormont, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Dormont

Dormont, PA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.58 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Dormont is August with an average of 5.8 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.75 kWh/m2/day and September at 5.56 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Dormont (Pennsylvania) are December with an average of 2.75 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 2.96 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.53 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Dormont

The average monthly solar radiation level in Dormont, PA, of 4.58 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 23% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 31% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: Dormont vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Dormont

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 25, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:35 am
    • Sunset: 5:29 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:54
Solar Energy Statistics for Dormont

Best Months for Solar in Dormont

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.8 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.42 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.36 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (5.91 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Dormont

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

Solar Power Output in Dormont

The Power of Solar in Dormont, PA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Dormont, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Dormont

Dormont (PA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5072.5 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Dormont is August with an average of 522.34 kWhac, followed by July at 519.21 kWhac and May at 497.14 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Dormont (Pennsylvania) are December with an average of 278.9 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 299.05 kWhac and November at 332.28 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Dormont

Dormont Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Dormont averaged 14.53 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2021, which was about 3% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.11¢/kWh in October. [3]

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Dormont Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Pennsylvania averaged $18.04 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2021, which was approximately 3% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.48 per Mcf in October. [4]

Weather Forecast for Dormont, PA [5]

Tue Jan 25
22°F
Light Snow
Min: 4°F
Max: 30°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 78%
Cloud cover: 80%
Wed Jan 26
14°F
Few Clouds
Min: 0°F
Max: 16°F
Light breeze: 7 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 16%
Thu Jan 27
25°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 0°F
Max: 28°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 89%
Fri Jan 28
28°F
Light Snow
Min: 15°F
Max: 28°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jan 29
15°F
Light Snow
Min: 0°F
Max: 16°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 75%
Cloud cover: 18%
Sun Jan 30
18°F
Broken Clouds
Min: -5°F
Max: 21°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 77%
Cloud cover: 73%

More about Dormont

About Dormont

The borough of Dormont, PA in Allegheny County has an approximate population of 8,593. [6]

Dormont Solar Power

Dormont, PA Solar Energy

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

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