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Solar Power in 01236 (Housatonic, MA)

Solar Energy in 01236

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 01236 with an average of 5.69 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 01236

Solar panels in 01236 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 01236

The total length of the day in 01236 (Housatonic, MA) today (May 21, 2018) will be 14 hours and 49 minutes. [More]

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Solar Energy in 01236 (Housatonic, MA)

Solar Energy Data for 01236

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 01236.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 01236

Solar Radiation Data in 01236

Based on historical 01236 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 01236. [1]

The region associated with 01236 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.74 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.65 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 01236 that are always titled at the latitude of Housatonic (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.39 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.74 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.65 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 01236

Solar Radiation Data in 01236

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 01236.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 01236

Solar Radiation Data in 01236

The region associated with 01236 has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.33 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 01236 is July with an average of 5.69 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 5.49 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.46 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 01236 are December with an average of 2.27 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 2.41 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.14 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Power Comparison: 01236 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 01236

The average monthly solar radiation level in 01236, of 4.33 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 34% 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: 01236 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 01236 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 01236

Sunrise / Sunset in 01236

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 21, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:25 am
    • Sunset: 8:15 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:50 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:49
Solar Energy Statistics for 01236

Best Months for Solar in 01236

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.69 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.44 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.59 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.84 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 01236

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in 01236 at this current time.

However, 01236 is in Berkshire County and Berkshire County (MA) has at least 1,547 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in 01236

The Power of Solar in 01236

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 01236. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 01236. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 01236

Solar Radiation Data in 01236

01236 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5091.42 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 01236 is July with an average of 537.17 kWhac, followed by May at 535.8 kWhac and August at 521.34 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 01236 are November with an average of 242.72 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 244.76 kWhac and January at 336.36 kWhac. [2]

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Solar Businesses in 01236

Solar Energy Contractors in 01236

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near 01236.

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Solar Energy Equipment in 01236

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near 01236.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in 01236

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near 01236.

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Weather Forecast for 01236 [5]

Mon May 21
74°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 56°F
Max: 74°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue May 22
64°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 54°F
Max: 64°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed May 23
64°F
Light Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 72°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu May 24
73°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri May 25
82°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 63°F
Max: 82°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat May 26
83°F
Light Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 12%

More about 01236

About 01236

The ZIP code 01236 is associated with the city of Housatonic in Berkshire County in Massachusetts.

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To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 01236, or for more solar-related resources for MA, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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