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Solar Energy in Franklin, MA

Solar Energy in Franklin

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Franklin with an average of 5.84 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Franklin

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Franklin

The total length of the day in Franklin, MA today (November 21, 2017) will be 09 hours and 35 minutes. [More]

Franklin, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Franklin, MA

Solar Energy Data in Franklin, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Franklin, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Franklin

Based on historical Franklin, 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 Franklin. [1]

Franklin has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.83 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.8 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Franklin that are always titled at the latitude of Franklin (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.56 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.83 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.8 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 Franklin

Solar Radiation Data in Franklin, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Franklin, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Franklin

Franklin, MA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.62 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Franklin is July with an average of 5.84 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.76 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.55 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Franklin (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 2.81 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.28 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.34 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Franklin

The average monthly solar radiation level in Franklin, MA, of 4.62 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 24% 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 Franklin 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 Franklin

Sunrise / Sunset in Franklin

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 21, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:43 am
    • Sunset: 4:19 pm
    • Solar Noon: 11:31 am
    • Length of Day: 09:35
Solar Energy Statistics for Franklin

Best Months for Solar in Franklin

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.84 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.43 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.45 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.81 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Franklin

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

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

Solar Power Output in Franklin

The Power of Solar in Franklin, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Franklin, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Franklin

Franklin (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5451.8 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Franklin is July with an average of 555.65 kWhac, followed by August at 549.5 kWhac and May at 528.31 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Franklin (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 297.61 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 327.54 kWhac and January at 357.17 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Franklin

Franklin Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Franklin 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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Franklin 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 Franklin

Solar Energy Contractors in Franklin

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Franklin

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Franklin

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

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Weather Forecast for Franklin, MA [5]

Tue Nov 21
53°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 58°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Nov 22
51°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 36°F
Max: 51°F
Calm: 0 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 99%
Cloud cover: 92%
Thu Nov 23
32°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 26°F
Max: 37°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Nov 24
46°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 33°F
Max: 46°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Nov 25
54°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 42°F
Max: 54°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 62%
Sun Nov 26
39°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 37°F
Max: 39°F
High wind, near gale: 15 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 21%

More about Franklin

About Franklin

The city of Franklin, MA in Norfolk County has an approximate population of 31,635. [6]

Franklin Solar Power

Franklin, MA Solar Energy

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

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