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Solar Energy in Medford, MA

Solar Energy in Medford

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

Solar Panels in Medford

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Medford

The total length of the day in Medford, MA today (November 17, 2017) will be 09 hours and 41 minutes. [More]

Medford, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Medford, MA

Solar Energy Data in Medford, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Medford, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Medford

Based on historical Medford, 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 Medford. [1]

Medford has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.82 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.79 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Medford that are always titled at the latitude of Medford (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.55 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.82 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.79 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 Medford

Solar Radiation Data in Medford, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Medford, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Medford

Medford, 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 Medford is August with an average of 5.64 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.6 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.41 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Medford (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 2.95 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.13 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.36 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Medford

The average monthly solar radiation level in Medford, 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 Medford 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 Medford

Sunrise / Sunset in Medford

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 17, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:38 am
    • Sunset: 5:20 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:29 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:41
Solar Energy Statistics for Medford

Best Months for Solar in Medford

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.64 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.46 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.54 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.84 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Medford

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

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

Solar Power Output in Medford

The Power of Solar in Medford, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Medford, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Medford

Medford (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5428.56 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Medford is August with an average of 542.07 kWhac, followed by July at 537.03 kWhac and May at 525.95 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Medford (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 310.91 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 315.18 kWhac and January at 358.6 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Medford

Medford Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Medford 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: Medford

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Medford 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 Medford

Solar Energy Contractors in Medford

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Medford

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Medford

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

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Weather Forecast for Medford, MA [5]

Fri Nov 17
43°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 31°F
Max: 43°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Nov 18
37°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 19°F
Max: 52°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 32%
Sun Nov 19
55°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 55°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 92%
Mon Nov 20
41°F
Light Rain
Min: 36°F
Max: 41°F
High wind, near gale: 16 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 81%
Tue Nov 21
48°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 36°F
Max: 51°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 3%
Wed Nov 22
53°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 40°F
Max: 53°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Medford

About Medford

The city of Medford, MA in Middlesex County has an approximate population of 56,173. [6]

Medford Solar Power

Medford, MA Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Medford, MA, or for more solar-related resources for Medford, 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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