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Solar Energy in Lawrence, MA

Solar Energy in Lawrence

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

Solar Panels in Lawrence

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Lawrence

The total length of the day in Lawrence, MA today (December 14, 2017) will be 09 hours and 03 minutes. [More]

Lawrence, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Lawrence, MA

Solar Energy Data in Lawrence, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Lawrence, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Lawrence

Based on historical Lawrence, 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 Lawrence. [1]

Lawrence has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.83 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.91 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Lawrence that are always titled at the latitude of Lawrence (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.58 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.83 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.91 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 Lawrence

Solar Radiation Data in Lawrence, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Lawrence, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Lawrence

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

Solar Power Levels in Lawrence

The average monthly solar radiation level in Lawrence, 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 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 Lawrence 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 Lawrence

Sunrise / Sunset in Lawrence

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 14, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:07 pm
    • Sunset: 9:11 pm
    • Solar Noon: 4:39 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:03
Solar Energy Statistics for Lawrence

Best Months for Solar in Lawrence

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.64 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.48 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.73 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.87 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Lawrence

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

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

Solar Power Output in Lawrence

The Power of Solar in Lawrence, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Lawrence, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Lawrence

Lawrence (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5426.43 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Lawrence is August with an average of 541.4 kWhac, followed by July at 535.96 kWhac and May at 525.02 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Lawrence (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 311.47 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 315.6 kWhac and January at 359.2 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Lawrence

Lawrence Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Lawrence 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: Lawrence

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Lawrence 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 Lawrence

Solar Energy Contractors in Lawrence

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Lawrence

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Lawrence

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

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Weather Forecast for Lawrence, MA [5]

Thu Dec 14
25°F
Light Snow
Min: 15°F
Max: 28°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 67%
Cloud cover: 24%
Fri Dec 15
19°F
Light Snow
Min: 7°F
Max: 24°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 32%
Sat Dec 16
23°F
Light Snow
Min: 14°F
Max: 29°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 67%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Dec 17
34°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 18°F
Max: 34°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 17%
Mon Dec 18
43°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 33°F
Max: 43°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 51%
Tue Dec 19
37°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 33°F
Max: 39°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 83%

More about Lawrence

About Lawrence

The city of Lawrence, MA in Essex County has an approximate population of 76,377. [6]

Lawrence Solar Power

Lawrence, MA Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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