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Solar Power in 01002 (Amherst, MA)

Solar Energy in 01002

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 01002 with an average of 5.59 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 01002

Solar panels in 01002 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 01002

The total length of the day in 01002 (Amherst, MA) today (December 17, 2017) will be 09 hours and 05 minutes. [More]

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Solar Energy in 01002 (Amherst, MA)

Solar Energy Data for 01002

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 01002.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 01002

Solar Radiation Data in 01002

Based on historical 01002 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 01002. [1]

The region associated with 01002 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.76 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.61 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 01002 that are always titled at the latitude of Amherst (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.42 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.76 kWh/m2/day and approximately 22% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.61 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 01002

Solar Radiation Data in 01002

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 01002.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 01002

Solar Radiation Data in 01002

The region associated with 01002 has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.49 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 01002 is July with an average of 5.59 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.34 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.31 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 01002 are December with an average of 2.84 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.21 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.29 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Power Comparison: 01002 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 01002

The average monthly solar radiation level in 01002, of 4.49 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 20% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 32% 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: 01002 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 01002 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 01002

Sunrise / Sunset in 01002

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 17, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:13 am
    • Sunset: 4:18 pm
    • Solar Noon: 11:46 am
    • Length of Day: 09:05
Solar Energy Statistics for 01002

Best Months for Solar in 01002

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.59 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.5 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.85 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 01002

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in 01002 at this current time.

However, 01002 is in Hampshire County and Hampshire County (MA) has at least 3,113 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in 01002

The Power of Solar in 01002

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 01002. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 01002. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 01002

Solar Radiation Data in 01002

01002 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5313.42 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 01002 is July with an average of 534.99 kWhac, followed by May at 516.34 kWhac and August at 508.66 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 01002 are December with an average of 302.11 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 323.85 kWhac and January at 353.28 kWhac. [2]

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Solar Businesses in 01002

Solar Energy Contractors in 01002

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near 01002.

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Solar Energy Equipment in 01002

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near 01002.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in 01002

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near 01002.

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Weather Forecast for 01002 [5]

Sun Dec 17
22°F
Few Clouds
Min: 13°F
Max: 22°F
Light breeze: 2 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 24%
Mon Dec 18
22°F
Snow
Min: 15°F
Max: 29°F
Light breeze: 2 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 85%
Cloud cover: 88%
Tue Dec 19
33°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 17°F
Max: 42°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 87%
Cloud cover: 8%
Wed Dec 20
35°F
Light Rain
Min: 22°F
Max: 35°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 72%
Thu Dec 21
30°F
Light Rain
Min: 16°F
Max: 37°F
Light breeze: 2 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 95%
Fri Dec 22
51°F
Light Rain
Min: 35°F
Max: 51°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 92%

More about 01002

About 01002

The ZIP code 01002 is associated with the city of Amherst in Hampshire County in Massachusetts.

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To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 01002, or for more solar-related resources for MA, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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