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Solar Energy in Braintree, MA

Solar Energy in Braintree

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Braintree with an average of 5.65 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Braintree

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Braintree

The total length of the day in Braintree, MA today (July 25, 2017) will be 14 hours and 37 minutes. [More]

Braintree, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Braintree, MA

Solar Energy Data in Braintree, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Braintree, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Braintree

Based on historical Braintree, 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 Braintree. [1]

Braintree has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.79 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.65 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Braintree that are always titled at the latitude of Braintree (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.49 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.79 kWh/m2/day and approximately 23% 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 Braintree

Solar Radiation Data in Braintree, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Braintree, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Braintree

Braintree, 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 Braintree is August with an average of 5.65 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.61 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.42 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Braintree (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 2.94 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.13 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.35 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Braintree

The average monthly solar radiation level in Braintree, 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 Braintree 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 Braintree

Sunrise / Sunset in Braintree

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 25, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:31 am
    • Sunset: 8:09 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:50 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:37
Solar Energy Statistics for Braintree

Best Months for Solar in Braintree

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.65 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.46 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.4 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.82 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Braintree

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

However, Braintree is in Norfolk County and Norfolk County has at least 6,007 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Braintree

The Power of Solar in Braintree, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Braintree, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Braintree

Braintree (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5429.94 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Braintree is August with an average of 542.52 kWhac, followed by July at 537.76 kWhac and May at 526.57 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Braintree (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 310.52 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 314.88 kWhac and January at 358.18 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Braintree

Braintree Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Braintree averaged 20.70 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2017, which was about 63% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.70¢/kWh in April. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Braintree

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Braintree Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Massachusetts averaged $13.31 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2017, which was approximately 17% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $11.38 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Braintree

Solar Energy Contractors in Braintree

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Braintree

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Braintree

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

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Weather Forecast for Braintree, MA [5]

Tue Jul 25
56°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 54°F
Max: 56°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 94%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Jul 26
72°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 74°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 71%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jul 27
73°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 59°F
Max: 76°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 69%
Cloud cover: 64%
Fri Jul 28
75°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 75°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 29%
Sat Jul 29
67°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 67°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Jul 30
75°F
Light Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 75°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 9%

More about Braintree

About Braintree

The city of Braintree, MA in Norfolk County has an approximate population of 35,744. [6]

Braintree Solar Power

Braintree, MA Solar Energy

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

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