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Solar Energy in Stamford, CT

Solar Energy in Stamford

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Stamford with an average of 5.35 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Stamford

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Stamford

The total length of the day in Stamford, CT today (November 18, 2017) will be 09 hours and 44 minutes. [More]

Stamford, CT Solar Energy

Solar Power in Stamford, CT

Solar Energy Data in Stamford, CT

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Stamford, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Stamford

Based on historical Stamford, 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 Stamford. [1]

Stamford has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.96 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.87 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Stamford that are always titled at the latitude of Stamford (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.65 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.96 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.87 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 Stamford

Solar Radiation Data in Stamford, CT

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Stamford, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Stamford

Stamford, 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 Stamford is June with an average of 5.35 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.31 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.27 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Stamford (Connecticut) are December with an average of 2.91 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.14 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.33 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Stamford

The average monthly solar radiation level in Stamford, 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 Stamford 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 Stamford

Sunrise / Sunset in Stamford

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 18, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:47 am
    • Sunset: 5:32 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:39 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:44
Solar Energy Statistics for Stamford

Best Months for Solar in Stamford

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.35 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.62 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.66 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.01 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Stamford

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

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

Solar Power Output in Stamford

The Power of Solar in Stamford, CT

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Stamford, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Stamford

Stamford (CT) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5244.08 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Stamford is May with an average of 519.78 kWhac, followed by July at 511.19 kWhac and August at 505.91 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Stamford (Connecticut) are December with an average of 307.45 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 314.11 kWhac and January at 355.67 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Stamford

Stamford Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Stamford averaged 20.55 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2017, which was about 56% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.19¢/kWh in August. [3]

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Stamford Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Connecticut averaged $22.67 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2017, which was approximately 25% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.09 per Mcf in August. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Stamford

Solar Energy Contractors in Stamford

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Stamford

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Stamford

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

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Weather Forecast for Stamford, CT [5]

Sat Nov 18
49°F
Light Rain
Min: 49°F
Max: 52°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 94%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Nov 19
51°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 43°F
Max: 56°F
Gale: 17 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 98%
Cloud cover: 8%
Mon Nov 20
42°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 39°F
Max: 44°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 90%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Nov 21
52°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 35°F
Max: 52°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Nov 22
51°F
Light Rain
Min: 41°F
Max: 51°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 61%
Thu Nov 23
43°F
Light Rain
Min: 38°F
Max: 43°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 72%

More about Stamford

About Stamford

The city of Stamford, CT in Fairfield County has an approximate population of 122,643. [6]

Stamford Solar Power

Stamford, CT Solar Energy

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

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