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Solar Energy in Ridgway, PA

Solar Energy in Ridgway

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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 (September 25, 2020) will be 11 hours and 58 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 3.73 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 7% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.49 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Ridgway that are always titled at the latitude of Ridgway (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.28 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.73 kWh/m2/day and approximately 23% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.49 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 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

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

Solar Power Levels in Ridgway

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Solar Power: 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 September 25, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:06 am
    • Sunset: 11:05 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:06 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:58
Solar Energy Statistics for Ridgway

Best Months for Solar in Ridgway

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.27 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (4.35 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.7 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Ridgway

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

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

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

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Cost of Utilities in Ridgway

Ridgway Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Ridgway 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 13.28¢/kWh in July. [3]

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Ridgway Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Pennsylvania averaged $16.47 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2020, which was approximately 7% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.37 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Ridgway, PA [5]

Fri Sep 25
76°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 50°F
Max: 76°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 6%
Sat Sep 26
74°F
Light Rain
Min: 54°F
Max: 74°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 82%
Sun Sep 27
79°F
Light Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 17%
Mon Sep 28
78°F
Light Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 78°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 5%
Tue Sep 29
68°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 50°F
Max: 68°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 88%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Sep 30
54°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 44°F
Max: 54°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 80%

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.

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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