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Solar Power in 01061 (Northampton, MA)

Solar Energy in 01061

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in 01061 with an average of 5.39 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 01061

Solar panels in 01061 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 01061

The total length of the day in 01061 (Northampton, MA) today (December 17, 2017) will be 09 hours and 05 minutes. [More]

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Solar Energy in 01061 (Northampton, MA)

Solar Energy Data for 01061

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 01061.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 01061

Solar Radiation Data in 01061

Based on historical 01061 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 01061. [1]

The region associated with 01061 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.8 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.72 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 01061 that are always titled at the latitude of Northampton (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.49 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.8 kWh/m2/day and approximately 21% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.72 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 01061

Solar Radiation Data in 01061

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 01061.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 01061

Solar Radiation Data in 01061

The region associated with 01061 has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.31 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 01061 is June with an average of 5.39 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.26 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.17 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 01061 are December with an average of 2.65 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 2.92 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.22 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Power Comparison: 01061 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 01061

The average monthly solar radiation level in 01061, of 4.31 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: 01061 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 01061 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 01061

Sunrise / Sunset in 01061

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 17, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:14 pm
    • Sunset: 9:19 pm
    • Solar Noon: 4:47 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:05
Solar Energy Statistics for 01061

Best Months for Solar in 01061

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.39 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.56 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.86 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 01061

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in 01061 at this current time.

However, 01061 is in Hampshire County and Hampshire County (MA) has at least 3,113 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in 01061

The Power of Solar in 01061

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 01061. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 01061. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 01061

Solar Radiation Data in 01061

01061 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5068.68 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 01061 is June with an average of 497.82 kWhac, followed by July at 497.57 kWhac and August at 490.49 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 01061 are December with an average of 281.86 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 291.8 kWhac and January at 345.13 kWhac. [2]

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Solar Businesses in 01061

Solar Energy Contractors in 01061

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near 01061.

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Solar Energy Equipment in 01061

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near 01061.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in 01061

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near 01061.

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Weather Forecast for 01061 [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
33°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 18°F
Max: 33°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 74%
Thu Dec 21
28°F
Light Snow
Min: 15°F
Max: 38°F
Light breeze: 3 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 91%
Fri Dec 22
50°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 33°F
Max: 50°F
Strong breeze: 10 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 85%

More about 01061

About 01061

The ZIP code 01061 is associated with the city of Northampton in Hampshire County in Massachusetts.

01061 Solar Power

01061 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 01061, or for more solar-related resources for MA, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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