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Solar Energy in Torrington, CT

Solar Energy in Torrington

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

Solar Panels in Torrington

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Torrington

The total length of the day in Torrington, CT today (November 18, 2017) will be 09 hours and 40 minutes. [More]

Torrington, CT Solar Energy

Solar Power in Torrington, CT

Solar Energy Data in Torrington, CT

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Torrington, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Torrington

Based on historical Torrington, 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 Torrington. [1]

Torrington has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.83 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.77 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Torrington that are always titled at the latitude of Torrington (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.51 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.83 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.77 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 Torrington

Solar Radiation Data in Torrington, CT

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Torrington, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Torrington

Torrington, 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 Torrington 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 Torrington (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: Torrington vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Torrington

The average monthly solar radiation level in Torrington, 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 Torrington 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 Torrington

Sunrise / Sunset in Torrington

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 18, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:47 am
    • Sunset: 5:28 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:38 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:40
Solar Energy Statistics for Torrington

Best Months for Solar in Torrington

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.42 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.44 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.85 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Torrington

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

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

Solar Power Output in Torrington

The Power of Solar in Torrington, CT

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Torrington, CT

Solar Radiation Data in Torrington

Torrington (CT) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5073.39 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Torrington is June with an average of 499.89 kWhac, followed by July at 499.5 kWhac and August at 491.76 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Torrington (Connecticut) are December with an average of 280.99 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 291.09 kWhac and January at 344.14 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Torrington

Torrington Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Torrington 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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Torrington 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 Torrington

Solar Energy Contractors in Torrington

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Torrington

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Torrington

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

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Weather Forecast for Torrington, CT [5]

Sat Nov 18
43°F
Light Rain
Min: 43°F
Max: 44°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 82%
Cloud cover: 92%
Sun Nov 19
50°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 36°F
Max: 52°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 92%
Mon Nov 20
34°F
Light Snow
Min: 31°F
Max: 37°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 64%
Tue Nov 21
47°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 31°F
Max: 47°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Nov 22
49°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 33°F
Max: 49°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 40%
Thu Nov 23
39°F
Light Snow
Min: 30°F
Max: 39°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 56%

More about Torrington

About Torrington

The city of Torrington, CT in Litchfield County has an approximate population of 36,383. [6]

Torrington Solar Power

Torrington, CT Solar Energy

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

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