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Solar Energy in State College, PA

Solar Energy in State College

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Solar Panels in State College

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

Sunrise & Sunset in State College

The total length of the day in State College, PA today (May 20, 2019) will be 14 hours and 37 minutes. [More]

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State College, PA Solar Energy

Solar Power in State College, PA

Solar Energy Data in State College, PA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for State College, PA

Solar Radiation Data in State College

Based on historical State College, 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 State College. [1]

State College has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.85 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.95 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in State College that are always titled at the latitude of State College (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.48 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.85 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.95 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 State College

Solar Radiation Data in State College, PA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in State College.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for State College, PA

Solar Radiation Data in State College

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Solar Power Comparison: State College vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in State College

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average State College 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 State College

Sunrise / Sunset in State College

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 20, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:49 am
    • Sunset: 12:26 am
    • Solar Noon: 5:08 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:37
Solar Energy Statistics for State College

Best Months for Solar in State College

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.38 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.07 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.85 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in State College

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

However, State College is in Centre County and Centre County has at least 132 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in State College

The Power of Solar in State College, PA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for State College, PA

Solar Radiation Data in State College

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Cost of Utilities in State College

State College Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in State College averaged 13.57 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in February 2019, which was about 7% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.70¢/kWh in February. [3]

Solar Power Poll: State College

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State College Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Pennsylvania averaged $10.54 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in February 2019, which was approximately 11% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.49 per Mcf in February. [4]

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Solar Businesses in State College

Solar Energy Contractors in State College

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in State College

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in State College

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

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Weather Forecast for State College, PA [5]

Sun May 19
61°F
Light Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 61°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 56%
Mon May 20
74°F
Few Clouds
Min: 44°F
Max: 74°F
High wind, near gale: 15 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 22%
Tue May 21
64°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 41°F
Max: 65°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 51%
Wed May 22
67°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 48°F
Max: 68°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu May 23
70°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 56°F
Max: 70°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri May 24
72°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 53°F
Max: 76°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 77%

More about State College

About State College

The borough of State College, PA in Centre County has an approximate population of 42,034. [6]

State College Solar Power

State College, PA Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power State College, PA, or for more solar-related resources for State College, 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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