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Solar Energy in New Bedford, MA

Solar Energy in New Bedford

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in New Bedford with an average of 5.86 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in New Bedford

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

Sunrise & Sunset in New Bedford

The total length of the day in New Bedford, MA today (July 23, 2017) will be 14 hours and 37 minutes. [More]

New Bedford, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in New Bedford, MA

Solar Energy Data in New Bedford, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for New Bedford, MA

Solar Radiation Data in New Bedford

Based on historical New Bedford, 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 New Bedford. [1]

New Bedford has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.89 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.83 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in New Bedford that are always titled at the latitude of New Bedford (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.6 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.89 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.83 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 New Bedford

Solar Radiation Data in New Bedford, MA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in New Bedford.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for New Bedford, MA

Solar Radiation Data in New Bedford

New Bedford, MA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.63 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in New Bedford is July with an average of 5.86 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.77 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in New Bedford (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 2.81 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.27 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.33 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Power Comparison: New Bedford vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in New Bedford

The average monthly solar radiation level in New Bedford, MA, of 4.63 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 24% 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 New Bedford 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 New Bedford

Sunrise / Sunset in New Bedford

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:31 am
    • Sunset: 8:09 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:50 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:37
Solar Energy Statistics for New Bedford

Best Months for Solar in New Bedford

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.86 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.51 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.89 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in New Bedford

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

However, New Bedford is in Bristol County and Bristol County has at least 6,443 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in New Bedford

The Power of Solar in New Bedford, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for New Bedford, MA

Solar Radiation Data in New Bedford

New Bedford (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5455.25 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in New Bedford is July with an average of 557.36 kWhac, followed by August at 550.54 kWhac and May at 529.75 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in New Bedford (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 296.8 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 326.83 kWhac and January at 356.28 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in New Bedford

New Bedford Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in New Bedford 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]

Solar Power Poll: New Bedford

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New Bedford 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 New Bedford

Solar Energy Contractors in New Bedford

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

Our search for solar contractors companies located in New Bedford produced no matches.

Solar Energy Equipment in New Bedford

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in New Bedford

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

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Weather Forecast for New Bedford, MA [5]

Sun Jul 23
63°F
Light Rain
Min: 63°F
Max: 64°F
Light breeze: 3 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 64%
Mon Jul 24
67°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 69°F
Severe Gale: 22 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 92%
Tue Jul 25
65°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 66°F
Gale: 18 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 88%
Wed Jul 26
75°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 65°F
Max: 75°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jul 27
76°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 68°F
Max: 76°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 48%
Fri Jul 28
77°F
Light Rain
Min: 67°F
Max: 77°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 94%

More about New Bedford

About New Bedford

The city of New Bedford, MA in Bristol County has an approximate population of 95,072. [6]

New Bedford Solar Power

New Bedford, MA Solar Energy

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

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Some tax incentives and rebate programs are designed to spur the use of solar energy. These vary by location.

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