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Solar Energy in Amesbury, MA

Solar Energy in Amesbury

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Amesbury with an average of 5.63 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Amesbury

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Amesbury

The total length of the day in Amesbury, MA today (October 23, 2017) will be 10 hours and 37 minutes. [More]

Amesbury, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Amesbury, MA

Solar Energy Data in Amesbury, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Amesbury, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Amesbury

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

Amesbury has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.82 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.91 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Amesbury that are always titled at the latitude of Amesbury (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.57 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.82 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.91 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 Amesbury

Solar Radiation Data in Amesbury, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Amesbury, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Amesbury

Amesbury, MA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.59 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Amesbury is August with an average of 5.63 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.58 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.39 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Amesbury (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 2.95 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.14 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.37 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Amesbury

The average monthly solar radiation level in Amesbury, MA, of 4.59 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 23% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 30% 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 Amesbury 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 Amesbury

Sunrise / Sunset in Amesbury

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:09 am
    • Sunset: 5:46 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:27 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:37
Solar Energy Statistics for Amesbury

Best Months for Solar in Amesbury

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.63 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.53 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.85 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.93 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Amesbury

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

However, Amesbury is in Essex County and Essex County has at least 7,113 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Amesbury

The Power of Solar in Amesbury, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Amesbury, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Amesbury

Amesbury (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5425.27 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Amesbury is August with an average of 541.04 kWhac, followed by July at 535.4 kWhac and May at 524.53 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Amesbury (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 311.77 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 315.82 kWhac and January at 359.51 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Amesbury

Amesbury Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Amesbury averaged 19.88 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2017, which was about 52% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.12¢/kWh in July. [3]

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Amesbury Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Massachusetts averaged $15.43 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in July 2017, which was approximately 13% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.75 per Mcf in July. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Amesbury

Solar Energy Contractors in Amesbury

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Amesbury, MA.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Amesbury

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Amesbury, MA.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Amesbury

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Amesbury, MA.

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Weather Forecast for Amesbury, MA [5]

Mon Oct 23
57°F
Light Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 58°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 84%
Cloud cover: 12%
Tue Oct 24
65°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 65°F
Gale: 17 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 82%
Cloud cover: 92%
Wed Oct 25
63°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 64°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 88%
Cloud cover: 92%
Thu Oct 26
56°F
Light Rain
Min: 46°F
Max: 56°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 75%
Fri Oct 27
59°F
Light Rain
Min: 43°F
Max: 59°F
Light breeze: 3 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Oct 28
61°F
Light Rain
Min: 43°F
Max: 61°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 4%

More about Amesbury

About Amesbury

The city of Amesbury, MA in Essex County has an approximate population of 16,283. [6]

Amesbury Solar Power

Amesbury, MA Solar Energy

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

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