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Solar Energy in Erie, PA

Solar Energy in Erie

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Erie with an average of 6.11 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Erie

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Erie

The total length of the day in Erie, PA today (May 28, 2022) will be 14 hours and 58 minutes. [More]

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Erie, PA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Erie, PA

Solar Energy Data in Erie, PA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Erie, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Erie

Based on historical Erie, 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 Erie. [1]

Erie has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.65 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 15% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.17 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Erie that are always titled at the latitude of Erie (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.01 kWh/m2/day, or about 10% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.65 kWh/m2/day and approximately 26% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.17 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 Erie

Solar Radiation Data in Erie, PA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Erie, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Erie

Erie, PA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.38 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Erie is July with an average of 6.11 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.96 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.7 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Erie (Pennsylvania) are December with an average of 1.99 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 2.15 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.01 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Erie

The average monthly solar radiation level in Erie, PA, of 4.38 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 11% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 34% 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: Erie vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Erie

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 28, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:48 am
    • Sunset: 8:46 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:58
Solar Energy Statistics for Erie

Best Months for Solar in Erie

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.11 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.74 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.99 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.13 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Erie

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Solar Power Output in Erie

The Power of Solar in Erie, PA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Erie, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Erie

Erie (PA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 4933.25 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Erie is July with an average of 557.71 kWhac, followed by August at 542.8 kWhac and May at 531.1 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Erie (Pennsylvania) are December with an average of 203.61 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 225.1 kWhac and November at 288.48 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Erie

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Weather Forecast for Erie, PA [5]

Sat May 28
58°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 55°F
Max: 61°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 87%
Cloud cover: 94%
Sun May 29
68°F
Few Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 69°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 75%
Cloud cover: 15%
Mon May 30
73°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 62°F
Max: 73°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 54%
Tue May 31
73°F
Light Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 75%
Cloud cover: 69%
Wed Jun 1
62°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 66°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Jun 2
57°F
Light Rain
Min: 53°F
Max: 59°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 91%

More about Erie

About Erie

The city of Erie, PA in Erie County has an approximate population of 101,786. [6]

Erie Solar Power

Erie, PA Solar Energy

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

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