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Solar Energy in Smithton, PA

Solar Energy in Smithton

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Solar Panels in Smithton

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Smithton

The total length of the day in Smithton, PA today (February 23, 2020) will be 11 hours and 05 minutes. [More]

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Smithton, PA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Smithton, PA

Solar Energy Data in Smithton, PA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Smithton, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Smithton

Based on historical Smithton, 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 Smithton. [1]

Smithton has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.84 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 12% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.43 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Smithton that are always titled at the latitude of Smithton (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.36 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.84 kWh/m2/day and approximately 27% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.43 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 Smithton

Solar Radiation Data in Smithton, PA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Smithton, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Smithton

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

Solar Power Levels in Smithton

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Smithton

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 23, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:59 am
    • Sunset: 11:04 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:32 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:05
Solar Energy Statistics for Smithton

Best Months for Solar in Smithton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.39 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.23 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (5.87 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Smithton

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

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

Solar Power Output in Smithton

The Power of Solar in Smithton, PA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Smithton, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Smithton

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Cost of Utilities in Smithton

Smithton Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Smithton averaged 14.07 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in November 2019, which was about 8% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.04¢/kWh in November. [3]

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Smithton Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Pennsylvania averaged $11.22 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in November 2019, which was approximately 19% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.43 per Mcf in November. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Smithton

Solar Energy Contractors in Smithton

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Smithton, PA.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Smithton

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Smithton, PA.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Smithton

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Smithton, PA.

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Weather Forecast for Smithton, PA [5]

Sun Feb 23
38°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 35°F
Max: 38°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 60%
Mon Feb 24
46°F
Light Rain
Min: 32°F
Max: 47°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 97%
Tue Feb 25
45°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 40°F
Max: 52°F
Light breeze: 3 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Feb 26
37°F
Snow
Min: 25°F
Max: 43°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 95%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Feb 27
30°F
Snow
Min: 19°F
Max: 30°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 98%
Fri Feb 28
25°F
Light Snow
Min: 15°F
Max: 26°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 93%

More about Smithton

About Smithton

The borough of Smithton, PA in Westmoreland County has an approximate population of 399. [6]

Smithton Solar Power

Smithton, PA Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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