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Solar Energy in Shelton, CT

Solar Energy in Shelton

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Shelton with an average of 5.34 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Shelton

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Shelton

The total length of the day in Shelton, CT today (December 18, 2018) will be 09 hours and 11 minutes. [More]

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Shelton, CT Solar Energy

Solar Power in Shelton, CT

Solar Energy Data in Shelton, CT

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Shelton, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Shelton

Based on historical Shelton, 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 Shelton. [1]

Shelton has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.92 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.89 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Shelton that are always titled at the latitude of Shelton (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.64 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.92 kWh/m2/day and approximately 19% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.89 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 Shelton

Solar Radiation Data in Shelton, CT

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Shelton, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Shelton

Shelton, CT has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.43 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Shelton is June with an average of 5.34 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.3 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.26 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Shelton (Connecticut) are December with an average of 2.91 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.15 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.34 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Shelton

The average monthly solar radiation level in Shelton, CT, of 4.43 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 19% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 33% 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 Shelton 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 Shelton

Sunrise / Sunset in Shelton

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 18, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:13 am
    • Sunset: 5:25 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:49 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:11
Solar Energy Statistics for Shelton

Best Months for Solar in Shelton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.34 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.56 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.66 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.95 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Shelton

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

However, Shelton is in Fairfield County and Fairfield County has at least 2,536 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Shelton

The Power of Solar in Shelton, CT

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Shelton, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Shelton

Shelton (CT) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5242.29 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Shelton is May with an average of 518.95 kWhac, followed by July at 510.29 kWhac and August at 505.35 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Shelton (Connecticut) are December with an average of 307.98 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 314.52 kWhac and January at 356.23 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Shelton

Shelton Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Shelton averaged 22.05 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2018, which was about 69% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.01¢/kWh in September. [3]

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Shelton Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Connecticut averaged $22.39 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2018, which was approximately 29% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.32 per Mcf in September. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Shelton

Solar Energy Contractors in Shelton

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Shelton

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Shelton

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

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Weather Forecast for Shelton, CT [5]

Tue Dec 18
27°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 24°F
Max: 27°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Dec 19
26°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 17°F
Max: 33°F
Light breeze: 3 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 76%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Dec 20
35°F
Light Rain
Min: 24°F
Max: 43°F
Light breeze: 3 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 88%
Cloud cover: 24%
Fri Dec 21
52°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 44°F
Max: 52°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 99%
Sat Dec 22
42°F
Light Rain
Min: 36°F
Max: 42°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Dec 23
35°F
Light Snow
Min: 31°F
Max: 35°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 98%

More about Shelton

About Shelton

The city of Shelton, CT in Fairfield County has an approximate population of 39,559. [6]

Shelton Solar Power

Shelton, CT Solar Energy

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

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