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Solar Energy in Rockwood, PA

Solar Energy in Rockwood

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

Solar Panels in Rockwood

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Rockwood

The total length of the day in Rockwood, PA today (January 24, 2022) will be 9 hours and 55 minutes. [More]

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Rockwood, PA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Rockwood, PA

Solar Energy Data in Rockwood, PA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Rockwood, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Rockwood

Based on historical Rockwood, 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 Rockwood. [1]

Rockwood has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.76 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 12% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.36 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Rockwood that are always titled at the latitude of Rockwood (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.29 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.76 kWh/m2/day and approximately 28% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.36 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 Rockwood

Solar Radiation Data in Rockwood, PA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Rockwood, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Rockwood

Rockwood, PA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.51 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Rockwood is July with an average of 5.65 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 5.46 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.42 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Rockwood (Pennsylvania) are December with an average of 2.67 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.09 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.47 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Rockwood

The average monthly solar radiation level in Rockwood, PA, of 4.51 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 21% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 32% 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: Rockwood vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Rockwood

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 24, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:31 am
    • Sunset: 5:26 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:55
Solar Energy Statistics for Rockwood

Best Months for Solar in Rockwood

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.65 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: June (5.18 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.02 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (5.73 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Rockwood

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

Solar Power Output in Rockwood

The Power of Solar in Rockwood, PA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Rockwood, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Rockwood

Rockwood (PA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5024.56 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Rockwood is July with an average of 513.99 kWhac, followed by May at 506.29 kWhac and April at 496.8 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Rockwood (Pennsylvania) are December with an average of 271.06 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 313.39 kWhac and November at 324.76 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Rockwood

Rockwood Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Rockwood 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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Rockwood 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 Rockwood, PA [5]

Mon Jan 24
22°F
Snow
Min: 4°F
Max: 33°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 76%
Cloud cover: 40%
Tue Jan 25
19°F
Snow
Min: 4°F
Max: 33°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 88%
Cloud cover: 96%
Wed Jan 26
11°F
Light Snow
Min: -4°F
Max: 11°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 81%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Jan 27
28°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: -5°F
Max: 28°F
Light breeze: 6 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 26%
Fri Jan 28
34°F
Snow
Min: 21°F
Max: 34°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 99%
Cloud cover: 98%
Sat Jan 29
19°F
Light Snow
Min: 7°F
Max: 27°F
Fresh Breeze: 21 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 94%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Rockwood

About Rockwood

The borough of Rockwood, PA in Somerset County has an approximate population of 890. [6]

Rockwood Solar Power

Rockwood, PA Solar Energy

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

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