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Solar Energy in West View, PA

Solar Energy in West View

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in West View with an average of 5.76 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in West View

Solar panels in West View 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 View

The total length of the day in West View, PA today (August 13, 2022) will be 13 hours and 51 minutes. [More]

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West View, PA Solar Energy

Solar Power in West View, PA

Solar Energy Data in West View, PA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for West View, PA

Solar Radiation Data in West View

Based on historical West View, 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 View. [1]

West View has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.81 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 11% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.42 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in West View that are always titled at the latitude of West View (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.35 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.81 kWh/m2/day and approximately 27% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.42 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 West View

Solar Radiation Data in West View, PA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for West View, PA

Solar Radiation Data in West View

West View, PA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.55 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in West View is August with an average of 5.76 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.65 kWh/m2/day and September at 5.49 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in West View (Pennsylvania) are December with an average of 2.64 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.03 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.63 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in West View

The average monthly solar radiation level in West View, PA, of 4.55 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 16% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 31% less than the average level of 6.61 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: West View vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in West View

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 13, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:29 am
    • Sunset: 8:20 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:51
Solar Energy Statistics for West View

Best Months for Solar in West View

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.76 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.36 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.22 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (5.84 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in West View

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Solar Power Output in West View

The Power of Solar in West View, PA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for West View, PA

Solar Radiation Data in West View

West View (PA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5030.1 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in West View is August with an average of 519.98 kWhac, followed by July at 508.88 kWhac and May at 494.99 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in West View (Pennsylvania) are December with an average of 265.06 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 306.67 kWhac and November at 340.41 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in West View

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Weather Forecast for West View, PA [5]

Fri Aug 12
77°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 55°F
Max: 79°F
Light breeze: 8 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Aug 13
79°F
Few Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 80°F
Calm: 4 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 31%
Cloud cover: 13%
Sun Aug 14
70°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 62°F
Max: 76°F
Light breeze: 5 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 95%
Mon Aug 15
75°F
Light Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 75°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 93%
Tue Aug 16
65°F
Light Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 65°F
Light breeze: 7 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 90%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Aug 17
75°F
Light Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 75°F
Light breeze: 7 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 58%

More about West View

About West View

The borough of West View, PA in Allegheny County has an approximate population of 6,771. [6]

West View Solar Power

West View, PA Solar Energy

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

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