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Solar Energy in Lowell, MA

Solar Energy in Lowell

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

Solar Panels in Lowell

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Lowell

The total length of the day in Lowell, MA today (July 23, 2017) will be 14 hours and 43 minutes. [More]

Lowell, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Lowell, MA

Solar Energy Data in Lowell, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Lowell, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Lowell

Based on historical Lowell, 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 Lowell. [1]

Lowell has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.81 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.82 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Lowell that are always titled at the latitude of Lowell (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.53 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.81 kWh/m2/day and approximately 19% 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 Lowell

Solar Radiation Data in Lowell, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Lowell, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Lowell

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

Solar Power Levels in Lowell

The average monthly solar radiation level in Lowell, 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 Lowell 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 Lowell

Sunrise / Sunset in Lowell

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:30 am
    • Sunset: 8:13 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:51 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:43
Solar Energy Statistics for Lowell

Best Months for Solar in Lowell

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.64 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.46 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.65 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.85 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Lowell

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

However, Lowell is in Middlesex County and Middlesex County has at least 16,989 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Lowell

The Power of Solar in Lowell, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Lowell, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Lowell

Lowell (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5426.98 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Lowell is August with an average of 541.57 kWhac, followed by July at 536.24 kWhac and May at 525.25 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Lowell (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 311.33 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 315.49 kWhac and January at 359.04 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Lowell

Lowell Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Lowell averaged 20.70 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2017, which was about 63% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.70¢/kWh in April. [3]

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Lowell Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Massachusetts averaged $13.31 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2017, which was approximately 17% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $11.38 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Lowell

Solar Energy Contractors in Lowell

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Lowell

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Lowell

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

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Weather Forecast for Lowell, MA [5]

Sun Jul 23
64°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 62°F
Max: 64°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 64%
Mon Jul 24
65°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 58°F
Max: 65°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 85%
Cloud cover: 92%
Tue Jul 25
64°F
Light Rain
Min: 55°F
Max: 71°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 83%
Cloud cover: 56%
Wed Jul 26
75°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 62°F
Max: 75°F
Light breeze: 1 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jul 27
76°F
Light Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 76°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 56%
Fri Jul 28
74°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 74°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 69%

More about Lowell

About Lowell

The city of Lowell, MA in Middlesex County has an approximate population of 106,519. [6]

Lowell Solar Power

Lowell, MA Solar Energy

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

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