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Solar Energy in Melrose, MA

Solar Energy in Melrose

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

Solar Panels in Melrose

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Melrose

The total length of the day in Melrose, MA today (August 19, 2017) will be 13 hours and 42 minutes. [More]

Melrose, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Melrose, MA

Solar Energy Data in Melrose, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Melrose, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Melrose

Based on historical Melrose, 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 Melrose. [1]

Melrose 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 3.78 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Melrose that are always titled at the latitude of Melrose (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 3.78 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 Melrose

Solar Radiation Data in Melrose, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Melrose, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Melrose

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

Solar Power Levels in Melrose

The average monthly solar radiation level in Melrose, 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 Melrose 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 Melrose

Sunrise / Sunset in Melrose

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 19, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:56 am
    • Sunset: 7:38 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:47 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:42
Solar Energy Statistics for Melrose

Best Months for Solar in Melrose

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.64 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.44 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.82 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Melrose

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

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

Solar Power Output in Melrose

The Power of Solar in Melrose, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Melrose, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Melrose

Melrose (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5428.27 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Melrose is August with an average of 541.97 kWhac, followed by July at 536.89 kWhac and May at 525.82 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Melrose (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 310.99 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 315.24 kWhac and January at 358.68 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Melrose

Melrose Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Melrose 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]

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Melrose 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 Melrose

Solar Energy Contractors in Melrose

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Melrose

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Melrose

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

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Weather Forecast for Melrose, MA [5]

Fri Aug 18
69°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 69°F
: 10 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 92%
Sat Aug 19
71°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 74°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 94%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Aug 20
71°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 75°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 86%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Aug 21
74°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 65°F
Max: 77°F
Light breeze: 3 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Aug 22
83°F
Light Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 83°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 24%
Wed Aug 23
80°F
Light Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 80°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 12%

More about Melrose

About Melrose

The city of Melrose, MA in Middlesex County has an approximate population of 26,983. [6]

Melrose Solar Power

Melrose, MA Solar Energy

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

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