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Solar Energy in Gardner, MA

Solar Energy in Gardner

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

Solar Panels in Gardner

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Gardner

The total length of the day in Gardner, MA today (November 21, 2017) will be 09 hours and 32 minutes. [More]

Gardner, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Gardner, MA

Solar Energy Data in Gardner, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Gardner, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Gardner

Based on historical Gardner, 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 Gardner. [1]

Gardner has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.8 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.82 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Gardner that are always titled at the latitude of Gardner (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.52 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.8 kWh/m2/day and approximately 18% 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 Gardner

Solar Radiation Data in Gardner, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Gardner, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Gardner

Gardner, 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 Gardner is July with an average of 5.59 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.33 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.31 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Gardner (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: Gardner vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Gardner

The average monthly solar radiation level in Gardner, 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 Gardner 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 Gardner

Sunrise / Sunset in Gardner

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 21, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:47 am
    • Sunset: 4:20 pm
    • Solar Noon: 11:34 am
    • Length of Day: 09:32
Solar Energy Statistics for Gardner

Best Months for Solar in Gardner

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.59 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.68 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.87 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Gardner

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

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

Solar Power Output in Gardner

The Power of Solar in Gardner, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Gardner, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Gardner

Gardner (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5311.78 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Gardner is July with an average of 534.23 kWhac, followed by May at 515.68 kWhac and August at 508.17 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Gardner (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 302.49 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 324.15 kWhac and January at 353.68 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Gardner

Gardner Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Gardner 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: Gardner

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Gardner 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 Gardner

Solar Energy Contractors in Gardner

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in Gardner

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Gardner

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

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Weather Forecast for Gardner, MA [5]

Tue Nov 21
51°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 45°F
Max: 55°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 32%
Wed Nov 22
45°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 33°F
Max: 47°F
: 3 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 88%
Thu Nov 23
29°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 23°F
Max: 34°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 8%
Fri Nov 24
43°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 29°F
Max: 43°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Nov 25
50°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 37°F
Max: 50°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 32%
Sun Nov 26
32°F
Light Snow
Min: 30°F
Max: 32°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 90%

More about Gardner

About Gardner

The city of Gardner, MA in Worcester County has an approximate population of 20,228. [6]

Gardner Solar Power

Gardner, MA Solar Energy

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

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