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Solar Energy in Brockton, MA

Solar Energy in Brockton

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

Solar Panels in Brockton

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Brockton

The total length of the day in Brockton, MA today (September 23, 2017) will be 12 hours and 05 minutes. [More]

Brockton, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Brockton, MA

Solar Energy Data in Brockton, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Brockton, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Brockton

Based on historical Brockton, 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 Brockton. [1]

Brockton has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.85 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.82 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Brockton that are always titled at the latitude of Brockton (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.57 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.85 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.82 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 Brockton

Solar Radiation Data in Brockton, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Brockton, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Brockton

Brockton, MA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.6 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Brockton 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 Brockton (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: Brockton vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Brockton

The average monthly solar radiation level in Brockton, MA, of 4.6 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 Brockton 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 Brockton

Sunrise / Sunset in Brockton

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:33 am
    • Sunset: 6:38 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:36 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:05
Solar Energy Statistics for Brockton

Best Months for Solar in Brockton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.65 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.45 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.83 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Brockton

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

However, Brockton is in Plymouth County and Plymouth County has at least 5,887 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Brockton

The Power of Solar in Brockton, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Brockton, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Brockton

Brockton (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5430.89 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Brockton is August with an average of 542.83 kWhac, followed by July at 538.26 kWhac and May at 527.01 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Brockton (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 310.25 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 314.67 kWhac and January at 357.89 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Brockton

Brockton Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Brockton averaged 19.97 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2017, which was about 51% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.22¢/kWh in June. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Brockton

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Brockton Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Massachusetts averaged $13.57 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2017, which was approximately 15% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.98 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Brockton

Solar Energy Contractors in Brockton

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Brockton

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Brockton

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

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Weather Forecast for Brockton, MA [5]

Sat Sep 23
66°F
Light Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 68°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 92%
Cloud cover: 92%
Sun Sep 24
69°F
Light Rain
Min: 58°F
Max: 74°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Sep 25
70°F
Light Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 73°F
Light breeze: 3 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 77%
Cloud cover: 32%
Tue Sep 26
72°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 60°F
Max: 72°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 1%
Wed Sep 27
69°F
Light Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 69°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 46%
Thu Sep 28
72°F
Light Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 72°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 17%

More about Brockton

About Brockton

The city of Brockton, MA in Plymouth County has an approximate population of 93,810. [6]

Brockton Solar Power

Brockton, MA Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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