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Solar Energy in Blades, DE

Solar Energy in Blades

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Blades with an average of 5.72 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Blades

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Blades

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

Blades, DE Solar Energy

Solar Power in Blades, DE

Solar Energy Data in Blades, DE

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Blades, DE

Solar Radiation Data in Blades

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

Blades has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.18 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately equal to the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.18 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Blades that are always titled at the latitude of Blades (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.88 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.18 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.18 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 Blades

Solar Radiation Data in Blades, DE

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Blades, DE

Solar Radiation Data in Blades

Blades, DE has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.66 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Blades is June with an average of 5.72 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.63 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.3 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Blades (Delaware) are December with an average of 2.83 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.42 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Blades

The average monthly solar radiation level in Blades, DE, of 4.66 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 25% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 29% 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 Blades 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 Blades

Sunrise / Sunset in Blades

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 24, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:52 am
    • Sunset: 6:55 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:54 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:02
Solar Energy Statistics for Blades

Best Months for Solar in Blades

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.72 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.63 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.76 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.15 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Blades

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the town of Blades, DE at this current time.

However, Blades is in Sussex County and Sussex County has at least 1,940 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Blades

The Power of Solar in Blades, DE

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Blades, DE

Solar Radiation Data in Blades

Blades (DE) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5413.12 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Blades is July with an average of 530.82 kWhac, followed by June at 523.98 kWhac and May at 517.14 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Blades (Delaware) are December with an average of 297.04 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 353.37 kWhac and January at 359.84 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Blades

Blades Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Blades averaged 13.40 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2017, which was about 1% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.22¢/kWh in June. [3]

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Blades Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Delaware averaged $18.79 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 Blades

Solar Energy Contractors in Blades

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Blades, DE.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Blades

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Blades, DE.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Blades

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Blades, DE.

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Weather Forecast for Blades, DE [5]

Sat Sep 23
67°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 67°F
Max: 67°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 91%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Sep 24
78°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 60°F
Max: 82°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 85%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Sep 25
73°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 76°F
Gale: 18 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 86%
Cloud cover: 80%
Tue Sep 26
75°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 70°F
Max: 75°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Sep 27
84°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 67°F
Max: 84°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Sep 28
71°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 62°F
Max: 71°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Blades

About Blades

The town of Blades, DE in Sussex County has an approximate population of 1,241. [6]

Blades Solar Power

Blades, DE Solar Energy

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

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