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Solar Energy in Chicopee, MA

Solar Energy in Chicopee

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Chicopee with an average of 5.4 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Chicopee

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Chicopee

The total length of the day in Chicopee, MA today (August 19, 2017) will be 13 hours and 41 minutes. [More]

Chicopee, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Chicopee, MA

Solar Energy Data in Chicopee, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Chicopee, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Chicopee

Based on historical Chicopee, 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 Chicopee. [1]

Chicopee has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.8 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.69 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Chicopee that are always titled at the latitude of Chicopee (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.5 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.8 kWh/m2/day and approximately 22% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.69 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 Chicopee

Solar Radiation Data in Chicopee, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Chicopee, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Chicopee

Chicopee, MA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.32 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Chicopee is June with an average of 5.4 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.27 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.17 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Chicopee (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 2.65 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 2.91 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.22 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Chicopee

The average monthly solar radiation level in Chicopee, MA, of 4.32 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 16% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is (sorry, data not currently available) the average level of 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 Chicopee 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 Chicopee

Sunrise / Sunset in Chicopee

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 19, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:03 am
    • Sunset: 7:44 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:53 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:41
Solar Energy Statistics for Chicopee

Best Months for Solar in Chicopee

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.4 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.46 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.45 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.84 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Chicopee

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

However, Chicopee is in Hampden County and Hampden County has at least 2,512 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Chicopee

The Power of Solar in Chicopee, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Chicopee, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Chicopee

Chicopee (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5070.55 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Chicopee is June with an average of 498.63 kWhac, followed by July at 498.32 kWhac and August at 490.99 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Chicopee (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 281.52 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 291.53 kWhac and January at 344.75 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Chicopee

Chicopee Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Chicopee averaged 20.03 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2017, which was about 54% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.02¢/kWh in May. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Chicopee

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Chicopee Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Massachusetts averaged $13.73 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in May 2017, which was approximately 4% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $13.21 per Mcf in May. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Chicopee

Solar Energy Contractors in Chicopee

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Chicopee

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Chicopee

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

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Weather Forecast for Chicopee, MA [5]

Fri Aug 18
72°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 72°F
Max: 72°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 98%
Cloud cover: 92%
Sat Aug 19
78°F
Light Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 79°F
Light breeze: 3 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 82%
Cloud cover: 8%
Sun Aug 20
72°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 63°F
Max: 77°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 77%
Cloud cover: 8%
Mon Aug 21
80°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 60°F
Max: 84°F
Light breeze: 3 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Aug 22
83°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 72°F
Max: 83°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 40%
Wed Aug 23
74°F
Light Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 74°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 2%

More about Chicopee

About Chicopee

The city of Chicopee, MA in Hampden County has an approximate population of 55,298. [6]

Chicopee Solar Power

Chicopee, MA Solar Energy

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

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