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Solar Energy in Fitchburg, MA

Solar Energy in Fitchburg

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Fitchburg with an average of 5.59 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Fitchburg

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Fitchburg

The total length of the day in Fitchburg, MA today (November 23, 2017) will be 09 hours and 29 minutes. [More]

Fitchburg, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Fitchburg, MA

Solar Energy Data in Fitchburg, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Fitchburg, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Fitchburg

Based on historical Fitchburg, 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 Fitchburg. [1]

Fitchburg has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.82 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.86 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Fitchburg that are always titled at the latitude of Fitchburg (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.55 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.82 kWh/m2/day and approximately 18% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.86 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 Fitchburg

Solar Radiation Data in Fitchburg, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Fitchburg, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Fitchburg

Fitchburg, MA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.49 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Fitchburg is July with an average of 5.59 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.33 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.3 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Fitchburg (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 2.85 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.21 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.3 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Fitchburg

The average monthly solar radiation level in Fitchburg, MA, of 4.49 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 20% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 32% 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 Fitchburg 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 Fitchburg

Sunrise / Sunset in Fitchburg

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:49 am
    • Sunset: 4:18 pm
    • Solar Noon: 11:33 am
    • Length of Day: 09:29
Solar Energy Statistics for Fitchburg

Best Months for Solar in Fitchburg

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.59 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.7 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.87 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Fitchburg

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

However, Fitchburg is in Worcester County and Worcester County has at least 11,145 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Fitchburg

The Power of Solar in Fitchburg, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Fitchburg, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Fitchburg

Fitchburg (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5311.71 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Fitchburg is July with an average of 534.2 kWhac, followed by May at 515.65 kWhac and August at 508.15 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Fitchburg (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 302.51 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 324.17 kWhac and January at 353.7 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Fitchburg

Fitchburg Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Fitchburg 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]

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Fitchburg 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 Fitchburg

Solar Energy Contractors in Fitchburg

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Fitchburg

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Fitchburg

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

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Weather Forecast for Fitchburg, MA [5]

Wed Nov 22
31°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 31°F
Max: 31°F
: 7 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Nov 23
31°F
Few Clouds
Min: 25°F
Max: 36°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 12%
Fri Nov 24
36°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 25°F
Max: 42°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Nov 25
43°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 32°F
Max: 48°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 32%
Sun Nov 26
41°F
Light Snow
Min: 27°F
Max: 41°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 62%
Mon Nov 27
32°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 21°F
Max: 32°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Fitchburg

About Fitchburg

The city of Fitchburg, MA in Worcester County has an approximate population of 40,318. [6]

Fitchburg Solar Power

Fitchburg, MA Solar Energy

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

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