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Solar Energy in Railroad, PA

Solar Energy in Railroad

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Solar Panels in Railroad

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Railroad

The total length of the day in Railroad, PA today (October 24, 2020) will be 10 hours and 45 minutes. [More]

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Railroad, PA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Railroad, PA

Solar Energy Data in Railroad, PA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Railroad, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Railroad

Based on historical Railroad, 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 Railroad. [1]

Railroad has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.04 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.98 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Railroad that are always titled at the latitude of Railroad (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.7 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.04 kWh/m2/day and approximately 18% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.98 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 Railroad

Solar Radiation Data in Railroad, PA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Railroad, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Railroad

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

Solar Power Levels in Railroad

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Railroad

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 24, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:27 am
    • Sunset: 10:13 pm
    • Solar Noon: 4:50 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:45
Solar Energy Statistics for Railroad

Best Months for Solar in Railroad

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.62 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.74 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.05 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Railroad

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

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

Solar Power Output in Railroad

The Power of Solar in Railroad, PA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Railroad, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Railroad

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Cost of Utilities in Railroad

Railroad Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Railroad averaged 13.30 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2020, which was about 0% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.26¢/kWh in July. [3]

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Railroad Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Pennsylvania averaged $19.99 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in July 2020, which was approximately 14% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.57 per Mcf in July. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Railroad, PA [5]

Sat Oct 24
68°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 77%
Cloud cover: 74%
Sun Oct 25
42°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 40°F
Max: 43°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Oct 26
55°F
Light Rain
Min: 44°F
Max: 61°F
Calm: 2 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 95%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Oct 27
48°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 45°F
Max: 54°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 90%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Oct 28
46°F
Light Rain
Min: 46°F
Max: 51°F
Light breeze: 4 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 95%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Oct 29
60°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 47°F
Max: 60°F
Light breeze: 3 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Railroad

About Railroad

The borough of Railroad, PA in York County has an approximate population of 278. [6]

Railroad Solar Power

Railroad, PA Solar Energy

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

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