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Solar Energy in Gloucester, MA

Solar Energy in Gloucester

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

Solar Panels in Gloucester

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Gloucester

The total length of the day in Gloucester, MA today (August 20, 2017) will be 13 hours and 40 minutes. [More]

Gloucester, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Gloucester, MA

Solar Energy Data in Gloucester, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Gloucester, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Gloucester

Based on historical Gloucester, 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 Gloucester. [1]

Gloucester has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.78 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.67 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Gloucester that are always titled at the latitude of Gloucester (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.46 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.78 kWh/m2/day and approximately 22% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.67 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 Gloucester

Solar Radiation Data in Gloucester, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Gloucester, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Gloucester

Gloucester, 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 Gloucester is August with an average of 5.64 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.59 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.4 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Gloucester (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 2.95 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.14 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.36 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Gloucester

The average monthly solar radiation level in Gloucester, 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 (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 Gloucester 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 Gloucester

Sunrise / Sunset in Gloucester

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 20, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:55 am
    • Sunset: 7:35 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:45 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:40
Solar Energy Statistics for Gloucester

Best Months for Solar in Gloucester

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.64 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.55 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.68 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.91 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Gloucester

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

However, Gloucester is in Essex County and Essex County has at least 7,113 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Gloucester

The Power of Solar in Gloucester, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Gloucester, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Gloucester

Gloucester (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5427.11 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Gloucester is August with an average of 541.61 kWhac, followed by July at 536.3 kWhac and May at 525.31 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Gloucester (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 311.3 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 315.47 kWhac and January at 359.01 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Gloucester

Gloucester Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Gloucester 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: Gloucester

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Gloucester 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 Gloucester

Solar Energy Contractors in Gloucester

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in Gloucester

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

Sorry, no local business selling solar equipment were found.

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

Energy Conservation Consultants in Gloucester

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

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Weather Forecast for Gloucester, MA [5]

Sun Aug 20
80°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 71°F
Max: 80°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Aug 21
74°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 77°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Aug 22
78°F
Light Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 80°F
: 5 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Aug 23
80°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 80°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 4%
Thu Aug 24
73°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 60°F
Max: 73°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Aug 25
71°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 71°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Gloucester

About Gloucester

The city of Gloucester, MA in Essex County has an approximate population of 28,789. [6]

Gloucester Solar Power

Gloucester, MA Solar Energy

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

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