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Solar Energy in Ephrata, PA

Solar Energy in Ephrata

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Solar Panels in Ephrata

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Ephrata

The total length of the day in Ephrata, PA today (April 19, 2019) will be 13 hours and 27 minutes. [More]

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Ephrata, PA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Ephrata, PA

Solar Energy Data in Ephrata, PA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Ephrata, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Ephrata

Based on historical Ephrata, 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 Ephrata. [1]

Ephrata has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.97 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.82 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Ephrata that are always titled at the latitude of Ephrata (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.61 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.97 kWh/m2/day and approximately 21% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.82 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 Ephrata

Solar Radiation Data in Ephrata, PA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Ephrata, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Ephrata

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

Solar Power Levels in Ephrata

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Ephrata

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 19, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 10:19 am
    • Sunset: 11:47 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:03 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:27
Solar Energy Statistics for Ephrata

Best Months for Solar in Ephrata

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.61 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.66 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.03 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Ephrata

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

However, Ephrata is in Lancaster County and Lancaster County has at least 1,273 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Ephrata

The Power of Solar in Ephrata, PA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Ephrata, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Ephrata

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Cost of Utilities in Ephrata

Ephrata Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Ephrata averaged 12.54 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in January 2019, which was about 1% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.47¢/kWh in January. [3]

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Ephrata Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Pennsylvania averaged $10.30 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in January 2019, which was approximately 9% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.43 per Mcf in January. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Ephrata

Solar Energy Contractors in Ephrata

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Ephrata, PA.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Ephrata

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Ephrata, PA.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Ephrata

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Ephrata, PA.

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Weather Forecast for Ephrata, PA [5]

Thu Apr 18
64°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 64°F
Max: 64°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 78%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Apr 19
65°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 63°F
Max: 65°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 92%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Apr 20
64°F
Light Rain
Min: 51°F
Max: 64°F
Gale: 18 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 85%
Sun Apr 21
52°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 47°F
Max: 52°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 84%
Cloud cover: 99%
Mon Apr 22
63°F
Light Rain
Min: 46°F
Max: 66°F
: 7 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 67%
Tue Apr 23
76°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 55°F
Max: 77°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 4%

More about Ephrata

About Ephrata

The borough of Ephrata, PA in Lancaster County has an approximate population of 13,394. [6]

Ephrata Solar Power

Ephrata, PA Solar Energy

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

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