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Solar Energy in Ridgway, PA

Solar Energy in Ridgway

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Ridgway with an average of 5.65 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Ridgway

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Ridgway

The total length of the day in Ridgway, PA today (April 19, 2024) will be 13 hours and 35 minutes. [More]

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Ridgway, PA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Ridgway, PA

Solar Energy Data in Ridgway, PA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Ridgway, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Ridgway

Based on historical Ridgway, 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 Ridgway. [1]

Ridgway has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.7 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 9% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.41 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Ridgway that are always titled at the latitude of Ridgway (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.24 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.7 kWh/m2/day and approximately 24% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.41 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 Ridgway

Solar Radiation Data in Ridgway, PA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Ridgway, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Ridgway

Ridgway, PA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.36 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Ridgway is August with an average of 5.65 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.53 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.31 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Ridgway (Pennsylvania) are December with an average of 2.24 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 2.84 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.11 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Ridgway

The average monthly solar radiation level in Ridgway, PA, of 4.36 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: Ridgway vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Ridgway

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 19, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:26 am
    • Sunset: 8:01 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:35
Solar Energy Statistics for Ridgway

Best Months for Solar in Ridgway

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.65 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.26 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (4.25 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.69 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Ridgway

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Solar Power Output in Ridgway

The Power of Solar in Ridgway, PA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Ridgway, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Ridgway

Ridgway (PA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 4880.87 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Ridgway is August with an average of 516.08 kWhac, followed by July at 505.48 kWhac and May at 489.28 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Ridgway (Pennsylvania) are December with an average of 230.45 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 294.35 kWhac and January at 294.65 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Ridgway

Ridgway Electricity Costs

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Ridgway Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Ridgway, PA [5]

Fri Apr 19
59°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 59°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 89%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Apr 20
44°F
Light Rain
Min: 32°F
Max: 46°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 69%
Sun Apr 21
49°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 30°F
Max: 52°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 51%
Mon Apr 22
52°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 29°F
Max: 55°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 3%
Tue Apr 23
56°F
Light Rain
Min: 38°F
Max: 56°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Apr 24
37°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 27°F
Max: 48°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 80%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Ridgway

About Ridgway

The borough of Ridgway, PA in Elk County has an approximate population of 4,078. [6]

Ridgway Solar Power

Ridgway, PA Solar Energy

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

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