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Solar Energy in Pittsburgh, PA

Solar Energy in Pittsburgh

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Solar Panels in Pittsburgh

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Pittsburgh

The total length of the day in Pittsburgh, PA today (December 02, 2020) will be 09 hours and 27 minutes. [More]

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Pittsburgh, PA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Pittsburgh, PA

Solar Energy Data in Pittsburgh, PA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Pittsburgh, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Pittsburgh

Based on historical Pittsburgh, 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 Pittsburgh. [1]

Pittsburgh has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.81 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 11% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.42 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Pittsburgh that are always titled at the latitude of Pittsburgh (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.35 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.81 kWh/m2/day and approximately 27% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.42 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 Pittsburgh

Solar Radiation Data in Pittsburgh, PA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Pittsburgh, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Pittsburgh

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

Solar Power Levels in Pittsburgh

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Pittsburgh

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 02, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:26 pm
    • Sunset: 9:53 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:10 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:27
Solar Energy Statistics for Pittsburgh

Best Months for Solar in Pittsburgh

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.36 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.22 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (5.84 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Pittsburgh

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

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

Solar Power Output in Pittsburgh

The Power of Solar in Pittsburgh, PA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Pittsburgh, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Pittsburgh

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Cost of Utilities in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Pittsburgh averaged 13.56 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2020, which was about 0% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.55¢/kWh in September. [3]

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Pittsburgh Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Pennsylvania averaged $18.82 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2020, which was approximately 11% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $16.99 per Mcf in September. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Pittsburgh, PA [5]

Wed Dec 2
34°F
Light Snow
Min: 28°F
Max: 36°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 86%
Cloud cover: 86%
Thu Dec 3
36°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 27°F
Max: 38°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 91%
Fri Dec 4
44°F
Light Rain
Min: 36°F
Max: 44°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 81%
Sat Dec 5
41°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 41°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 92%
Cloud cover: 99%
Sun Dec 6
35°F
Light Snow
Min: 33°F
Max: 35°F
Light breeze: 6 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 81%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Dec 7
34°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 30°F
Max: 34°F
Light breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 85%
Cloud cover: 89%

More about Pittsburgh

About Pittsburgh

The city of Pittsburgh, PA in Allegheny County has an approximate population of 305,704. [6]

Pittsburgh Solar Power

Pittsburgh, PA Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

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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