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Solar Energy in Chelsea, MA

Solar Energy in Chelsea

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Chelsea with an average of 5.64 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Chelsea

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Chelsea

The total length of the day in Chelsea, MA today (November 18, 2017) will be 09 hours and 37 minutes. [More]

Chelsea, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Chelsea, MA

Solar Energy Data in Chelsea, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Chelsea, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Chelsea

Based on historical Chelsea, 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 Chelsea. [1]

Chelsea has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.84 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.79 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Chelsea that are always titled at the latitude of Chelsea (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.57 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.84 kWh/m2/day and approximately 21% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.79 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 Chelsea

Solar Radiation Data in Chelsea, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Chelsea, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Chelsea

Chelsea, 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 Chelsea is August with an average of 5.64 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.6 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.41 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Chelsea (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 2.95 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.13 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.36 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Chelsea

The average monthly solar radiation level in Chelsea, 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 Chelsea 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 Chelsea

Sunrise / Sunset in Chelsea

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 18, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:40 am
    • Sunset: 5:18 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:29 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:37
Solar Energy Statistics for Chelsea

Best Months for Solar in Chelsea

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.64 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.49 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: August (4.52 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.86 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Chelsea

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

However, Chelsea is in Suffolk County and Suffolk County has at least 3,033 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Chelsea

The Power of Solar in Chelsea, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Chelsea, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Chelsea

Chelsea (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5428.75 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Chelsea is August with an average of 542.13 kWhac, followed by July at 537.13 kWhac and May at 526.03 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Chelsea (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 310.86 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 315.14 kWhac and January at 358.54 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Chelsea

Chelsea Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Chelsea averaged 19.94 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2017, which was about 51% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.19¢/kWh in August. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Chelsea

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Chelsea Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Massachusetts averaged $15.92 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2017, which was approximately 12% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.09 per Mcf in August. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Chelsea

Solar Energy Contractors in Chelsea

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

Our search for solar contractors companies located in Chelsea produced no matches.

Solar Energy Equipment in Chelsea

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

Sorry, no local business selling solar equipment were found.

Our search for companies selling solar parts located in Chelsea produced no matches.

Energy Conservation Consultants in Chelsea

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

Sorry, no local energy conservation specialists were found.

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Weather Forecast for Chelsea, MA [5]

Sat Nov 18
46°F
Light Rain
Min: 46°F
Max: 48°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 90%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Nov 19
55°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 55°F
Gale: 18 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 89%
Cloud cover: 92%
Mon Nov 20
38°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 37°F
Max: 41°F
Gale: 20 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 8%
Tue Nov 21
51°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 39°F
Max: 52°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Nov 22
52°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 41°F
Max: 52°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 36%
Thu Nov 23
44°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 39°F
Max: 44°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 79%

More about Chelsea

About Chelsea

The city of Chelsea, MA in Suffolk County has an approximate population of 35,177. [6]

Chelsea Solar Power

Chelsea, MA Solar Energy

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

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Solar cells convert sunlight into electricity through a physical process known as the photovoltaic effect.

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