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Solar Energy in Barnstable, MA

Solar Energy in Barnstable

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Barnstable with an average of 5.85 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Barnstable

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Barnstable

The total length of the day in Barnstable, MA today (October 24, 2017) will be 10 hours and 40 minutes. [More]

Barnstable, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Barnstable, MA

Solar Energy Data in Barnstable, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Barnstable, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Barnstable

Based on historical Barnstable, 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 Barnstable. [1]

Barnstable has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.84 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 5% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.66 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Barnstable that are always titled at the latitude of Barnstable (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.48 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.84 kWh/m2/day and approximately 22% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.66 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 Barnstable

Solar Radiation Data in Barnstable, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Barnstable, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Barnstable

Barnstable, MA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.63 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Barnstable is July with an average of 5.85 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.76 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Barnstable (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 2.81 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.27 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.33 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Barnstable

The average monthly solar radiation level in Barnstable, MA, of 4.63 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 24% 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 Barnstable 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 Barnstable

Sunrise / Sunset in Barnstable

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 24, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:04 am
    • Sunset: 5:45 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:25 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:40
Solar Energy Statistics for Barnstable

Best Months for Solar in Barnstable

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.85 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.68 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.96 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Barnstable

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

However, Barnstable is in Barnstable County and Barnstable County has at least 4,961 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Barnstable

The Power of Solar in Barnstable, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Barnstable, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Barnstable

Barnstable (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5454.77 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Barnstable is July with an average of 557.11 kWhac, followed by August at 550.4 kWhac and May at 529.55 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Barnstable (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 296.92 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 326.93 kWhac and January at 356.41 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Barnstable

Barnstable Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Barnstable 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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Barnstable 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 Barnstable

Solar Energy Contractors in Barnstable

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Barnstable

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Barnstable

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

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Weather Forecast for Barnstable, MA [5]

Tue Oct 24
65°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 63°F
Max: 65°F
Storm: 26 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 85%
Cloud cover: 92%
Wed Oct 25
60°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 63°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 96%
Cloud cover: 92%
Thu Oct 26
59°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 54°F
Max: 59°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 99%
Cloud cover: 92%
Fri Oct 27
57°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 56°F
Max: 57°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Oct 28
57°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 56°F
Max: 57°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Oct 29
58°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 61°F
Gale: 17 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 99%

More about Barnstable

About Barnstable

The city of Barnstable, MA in Barnstable County has an approximate population of 45,193. [6]

Barnstable Solar Power

Barnstable, MA Solar Energy

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

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