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Solar Energy in West Pittston, PA

Solar Energy in West Pittston

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Solar Panels in West Pittston

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

Sunrise & Sunset in West Pittston

The total length of the day in West Pittston, PA today (May 31, 2020) will be 14 hours and 59 minutes. [More]

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West Pittston, PA Solar Energy

Solar Power in West Pittston, PA

Solar Energy Data in West Pittston, PA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for West Pittston, PA

Solar Radiation Data in West Pittston

Based on historical West Pittston, 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 West Pittston. [1]

West Pittston has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.74 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 10% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.39 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in West Pittston that are always titled at the latitude of West Pittston (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.31 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.74 kWh/m2/day and approximately 27% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.39 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 West Pittston

Solar Radiation Data in West Pittston, PA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in West Pittston.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for West Pittston, PA

Solar Radiation Data in West Pittston

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Solar Power Comparison: West Pittston vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in West Pittston

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average West Pittston 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 West Pittston

Sunrise / Sunset in West Pittston

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 31, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:31 am
    • Sunset: 12:30 am
    • Solar Noon: 5:01 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:59
Solar Energy Statistics for West Pittston

Best Months for Solar in West Pittston

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.35 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.14 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.75 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in West Pittston

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

However, West Pittston is in Luzerne County and Luzerne County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in West Pittston

The Power of Solar in West Pittston, PA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for West Pittston, PA

Solar Radiation Data in West Pittston

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Cost of Utilities in West Pittston

West Pittston Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in West Pittston averaged 13.75 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in March 2020, which was about 5% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.08¢/kWh in March. [3]

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West Pittston Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Pennsylvania averaged $10.92 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in March 2020, which was approximately 11% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.86 per Mcf in March. [4]

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Weather Forecast for West Pittston, PA [5]

Sun May 31
49°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 43°F
Max: 49°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 1%
Mon Jun 1
66°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 49°F
Max: 67°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 32%
Tue Jun 2
57°F
Light Rain
Min: 52°F
Max: 58°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Jun 3
78°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 78°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 75%
Cloud cover: 81%
Thu Jun 4
79°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Jun 5
78°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 78°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 63%

More about West Pittston

About West Pittston

The borough of West Pittston, PA in Luzerne County has an approximate population of 4,868. [6]

West Pittston Solar Power

West Pittston, PA Solar Energy

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

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