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Solar Energy in Newton, MA

Solar Energy in Newton

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Newton with an average of 5.65 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Newton

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Newton

The total length of the day in Newton, MA today (August 22, 2017) will be 13 hours and 34 minutes. [More]

Newton, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Newton, MA

Solar Energy Data in Newton, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Newton, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Newton

Based on historical Newton, 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 Newton. [1]

Newton has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.83 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately equal to the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.83 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Newton that are always titled at the latitude of Newton (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.57 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.83 kWh/m2/day and approximately 19% 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 Newton

Solar Radiation Data in Newton, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Newton, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Newton

Newton, 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 Newton is August with an average of 5.65 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 Newton (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 2.94 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: Newton vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Newton

The average monthly solar radiation level in Newton, 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 Newton 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 Newton

Sunrise / Sunset in Newton

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 22, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:00 am
    • Sunset: 7:34 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:47 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:34
Solar Energy Statistics for Newton

Best Months for Solar in Newton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.65 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.46 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.53 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.84 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Newton

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

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

Solar Power Output in Newton

The Power of Solar in Newton, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Newton, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Newton

Newton (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5429.14 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Newton is August with an average of 542.25 kWhac, followed by July at 537.33 kWhac and May at 526.21 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Newton (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 310.75 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 315.05 kWhac and January at 358.43 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Newton

Newton Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Newton 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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Newton 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 Newton

Solar Energy Contractors in Newton

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Newton

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Newton

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

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Weather Forecast for Newton, MA [5]

Tue Aug 22
86°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 83°F
Max: 90°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 48%
Wed Aug 23
74°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 79°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 78%
Cloud cover: 88%
Thu Aug 24
70°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 74°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 71%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Aug 25
64°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 64°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 95%
Sat Aug 26
69°F
Light Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 69°F
Strong breeze: 10 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 17%
Sun Aug 27
69°F
Light Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 69°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 49%

More about Newton

About Newton

The city of Newton, MA in Middlesex County has an approximate population of 85,146. [6]

Newton Solar Power

Newton, MA Solar Energy

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

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