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Solar Energy in Mount Carmel, PA

Solar Energy in Mount Carmel

The month of May has the highest historical solar radition values in Mount Carmel with an average of 5.76 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Mount Carmel

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Mount Carmel

The total length of the day in Mount Carmel, PA today (January 24, 2022) will be 9 hours and 51 minutes. [More]

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Mount Carmel, PA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Mount Carmel, PA

Solar Energy Data in Mount Carmel, PA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Mount Carmel, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Mount Carmel

Based on historical Mount Carmel, 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 Mount Carmel. [1]

Mount Carmel has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.81 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 7% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.55 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Mount Carmel that are always titled at the latitude of Mount Carmel (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.38 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.81 kWh/m2/day and approximately 23% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.55 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 Mount Carmel

Solar Radiation Data in Mount Carmel, PA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Mount Carmel.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Mount Carmel, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Mount Carmel

Mount Carmel, PA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.62 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Mount Carmel is May with an average of 5.76 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.68 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.47 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Mount Carmel (Pennsylvania) are December with an average of 2.9 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.37 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.45 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Mount Carmel vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Mount Carmel

The average monthly solar radiation level in Mount Carmel, PA, of 4.62 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 24% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 30% 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: Mount Carmel vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Mount Carmel 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 Mount Carmel

Sunrise / Sunset in Mount Carmel

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 24, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:22 am
    • Sunset: 5:13 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:51
Solar Energy Statistics for Mount Carmel

Best Months for Solar in Mount Carmel

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation May (5.76 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.41 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.3 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.83 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Mount Carmel

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

Solar Power Output in Mount Carmel

The Power of Solar in Mount Carmel, PA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Mount Carmel, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Mount Carmel

Mount Carmel (PA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5130.25 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Mount Carmel is May with an average of 536 kWhac, followed by July at 512 kWhac and August at 494.34 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Mount Carmel (Pennsylvania) are December with an average of 291.41 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 325.12 kWhac and January at 340.08 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Mount Carmel

Mount Carmel Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Mount Carmel 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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Mount Carmel 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 Mount Carmel, PA [5]

Mon Jan 24
23°F
Few Clouds
Min: 8°F
Max: 24°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 20%
Tue Jan 25
29°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 15°F
Max: 29°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 79%
Wed Jan 26
18°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 7°F
Max: 18°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 34%
Thu Jan 27
23°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 6°F
Max: 24°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 28%
Fri Jan 28
30°F
Light Snow
Min: 21°F
Max: 31°F
Light breeze: 4 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 84%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jan 29
22°F
Snow
Min: 14°F
Max: 27°F
Fresh Breeze: 22 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 92%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Mount Carmel

About Mount Carmel

The borough of Mount Carmel, PA in Northumberland County has an approximate population of 5,893. [6]

Mount Carmel Solar Power

Mount Carmel, PA Solar Energy

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

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