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Solar Energy in Litchfield, CT

Solar Energy in Litchfield

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Litchfield with an average of 5.42 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Litchfield

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Litchfield

The total length of the day in Litchfield, CT today (September 24, 2017) will be 12 hours and 02 minutes. [More]

Litchfield, CT Solar Energy

Solar Power in Litchfield, CT

Solar Energy Data in Litchfield, CT

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Litchfield, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Litchfield

Based on historical Litchfield, CT data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in Litchfield. [1]

Litchfield has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.86 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.83 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Litchfield that are always titled at the latitude of Litchfield (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.55 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.86 kWh/m2/day and approximately 19% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.83 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.

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Solar Radiation Levels in Litchfield

Solar Radiation Data in Litchfield, CT

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Litchfield, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Litchfield

Litchfield, CT has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.32 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Litchfield is June with an average of 5.42 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.28 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.18 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Litchfield (Connecticut) are December with an average of 2.64 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 2.91 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.21 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Litchfield

The average monthly solar radiation level in Litchfield, CT, of 4.32 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 16% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 35% 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: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Litchfield 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).

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Solar Data & Statistics for Litchfield

Sunrise / Sunset in Litchfield

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 24, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:43 am
    • Sunset: 6:45 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:44 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:02
Solar Energy Statistics for Litchfield

Best Months for Solar in Litchfield

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.42 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.61 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.88 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Litchfield

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

However, Litchfield is in Litchfield County and Litchfield County has at least 1,166 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Litchfield

The Power of Solar in Litchfield, CT

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Litchfield, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Litchfield

Litchfield (CT) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5073.81 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Litchfield is June with an average of 500.09 kWhac, followed by July at 499.68 kWhac and August at 491.88 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Litchfield (Connecticut) are December with an average of 280.91 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 291.02 kWhac and January at 344.04 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Litchfield

Litchfield Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Litchfield averaged 20.47 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2017, which was about 55% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.22¢/kWh in June. [3]

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Litchfield Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Connecticut averaged $18.84 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2017, which was approximately 18% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.98 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Litchfield

Solar Energy Contractors in Litchfield

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Litchfield, CT.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Litchfield

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Litchfield, CT.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Litchfield

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Litchfield, CT.

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Weather Forecast for Litchfield, CT [5]

Sat Sep 23
62°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 62°F
Max: 62°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 78%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Sep 24
78°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 60°F
Max: 83°F
Light breeze: 3 mps
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Sep 25
79°F
Few Clouds
Min: 66°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 71%
Cloud cover: 12%
Tue Sep 26
72°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 67°F
Max: 72°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 76%
Wed Sep 27
78°F
Light Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 78°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 4%
Thu Sep 28
64°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 49°F
Max: 64°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 2%

More about Litchfield

About Litchfield

The borough of Litchfield, CT in Litchfield County has an approximate population of 1,258. [6]

Litchfield Solar Power

Litchfield, CT Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Solar cells convert sunlight into electricity through a physical process known as the photovoltaic effect.

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