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Solar Energy in Holyoke, MA

Solar Energy in Holyoke

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

Solar Panels in Holyoke

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Holyoke

The total length of the day in Holyoke, MA today (December 12, 2017) will be 09 hours and 08 minutes. [More]

Holyoke, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Holyoke, MA

Solar Energy Data in Holyoke, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Holyoke, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Holyoke

Based on historical Holyoke, 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 Holyoke. [1]

Holyoke has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.79 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.68 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Holyoke that are always titled at the latitude of Holyoke (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.48 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.79 kWh/m2/day and approximately 22% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.68 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 Holyoke

Solar Radiation Data in Holyoke, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Holyoke, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Holyoke

Holyoke, 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 Holyoke 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 Holyoke (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: Holyoke vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Holyoke

The average monthly solar radiation level in Holyoke, 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 approximately 35% 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 Holyoke 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 Holyoke

Sunrise / Sunset in Holyoke

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 12, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:10 am
    • Sunset: 4:18 pm
    • Solar Noon: 11:44 am
    • Length of Day: 09:08
Solar Energy Statistics for Holyoke

Best Months for Solar in Holyoke

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.4 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.51 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.85 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Holyoke

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

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

Solar Power Output in Holyoke

The Power of Solar in Holyoke, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Holyoke, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Holyoke

Holyoke (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5070.08 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Holyoke is June with an average of 498.42 kWhac, followed by July at 498.13 kWhac and August at 490.86 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Holyoke (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 281.61 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 291.6 kWhac and January at 344.85 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Holyoke

Holyoke Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Holyoke averaged 20.43 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2017, which was about 54% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.30¢/kWh in September. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Holyoke

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Holyoke Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Massachusetts averaged $15.42 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2017, which was approximately 9% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.01 per Mcf in September. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Holyoke

Solar Energy Contractors in Holyoke

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Holyoke

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Holyoke

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

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Weather Forecast for Holyoke, MA [5]

Mon Dec 11
29°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 29°F
Max: 29°F
Light breeze: 2 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 77%
Cloud cover: 48%
Tue Dec 12
36°F
Snow
Min: 30°F
Max: 41°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 92%
Wed Dec 13
25°F
Light Snow
Min: 21°F
Max: 26°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 36%
Thu Dec 14
30°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 20°F
Max: 30°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 69%
Fri Dec 15
29°F
Light Snow
Min: 20°F
Max: 29°F
Light breeze: 3 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 47%
Sat Dec 16
28°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 15°F
Max: 28°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 21%

More about Holyoke

About Holyoke

The city of Holyoke, MA in Hampden County has an approximate population of 39,880. [6]

Holyoke Solar Power

Holyoke, MA Solar Energy

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

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