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Solar Energy in Methuen, MA

Solar Energy in Methuen

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

Solar Panels in Methuen

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Methuen

The total length of the day in Methuen, MA today (July 20, 2017) will be 14 hours and 51 minutes. [More]

Methuen, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Methuen, MA

Solar Energy Data in Methuen, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Methuen, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Methuen

Based on historical Methuen, 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 Methuen. [1]

Methuen 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 Methuen that are always titled at the latitude of Methuen (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 Methuen

Solar Radiation Data in Methuen, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Methuen, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Methuen

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

Solar Power Levels in Methuen

The average monthly solar radiation level in Methuen, 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 Methuen 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 Methuen

Sunrise / Sunset in Methuen

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 20, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:25 am
    • Sunset: 8:16 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:51 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:51
Solar Energy Statistics for Methuen

Best Months for Solar in Methuen

  • 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 Methuen

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

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

Solar Power Output in Methuen

The Power of Solar in Methuen, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Methuen, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Methuen

Methuen (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5426.29 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Methuen is August with an average of 541.35 kWhac, followed by July at 535.89 kWhac and May at 524.95 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Methuen (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 311.51 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 315.63 kWhac and January at 359.24 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Methuen

Methuen Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Methuen 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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Methuen 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 Methuen

Solar Energy Contractors in Methuen

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Methuen

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Methuen

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

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Weather Forecast for Methuen, MA [5]

Thu Jul 20
88°F
Light Rain
Min: 75°F
Max: 88°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 64%
Fri Jul 21
76°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 65°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 80%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Jul 22
79°F
Few Clouds
Min: 63°F
Max: 80°F
: 3 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 12%
Sun Jul 23
72°F
Light Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 72°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 30%
Mon Jul 24
70°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 70°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 55%
Tue Jul 25
66°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 66°F
: 3 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 82%

More about Methuen

About Methuen

The city of Methuen, MA in Essex County has an approximate population of 47,255. [6]

Methuen Solar Power

Methuen, MA Solar Energy

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

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