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Solar Energy in North Adams, MA

Solar Energy in North Adams

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in North Adams with an average of 5.68 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in North Adams

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

Sunrise & Sunset in North Adams

The total length of the day in North Adams, MA today (November 20, 2017) will be 09 hours and 33 minutes. [More]

North Adams, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in North Adams, MA

Solar Energy Data in North Adams, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for North Adams, MA

Solar Radiation Data in North Adams

Based on historical North Adams, 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 North Adams. [1]

North Adams has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.63 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in North Adams that are always titled at the latitude of North Adams (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.24 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.63 kWh/m2/day and approximately 18% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.58 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 North Adams

Solar Radiation Data in North Adams, MA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in North Adams.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for North Adams, MA

Solar Radiation Data in North Adams

North Adams, MA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.32 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in North Adams is July with an average of 5.68 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 5.48 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.45 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in North Adams (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 2.27 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 2.41 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.14 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Power Comparison: North Adams vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in North Adams

The average monthly solar radiation level in North Adams, MA, of 4.32 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 16% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 35% 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 North Adams 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 North Adams

Sunrise / Sunset in North Adams

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 20, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:51 am
    • Sunset: 9:25 pm
    • Solar Noon: 4:38 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:33
Solar Energy Statistics for North Adams

Best Months for Solar in North Adams

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.68 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.27 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (4.51 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.69 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in North Adams

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

However, North Adams is in Berkshire County and Berkshire County has at least 1,547 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in North Adams

The Power of Solar in North Adams, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for North Adams, MA

Solar Radiation Data in North Adams

North Adams (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5087.08 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in North Adams is July with an average of 535.6 kWhac, followed by May at 534.36 kWhac and August at 520.33 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in North Adams (Massachusetts) are November with an average of 243.06 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 245.27 kWhac and January at 337.16 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in North Adams

North Adams Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in North Adams 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]

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North Adams 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 North Adams

Solar Energy Contractors in North Adams

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in North Adams

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in North Adams

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

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Weather Forecast for North Adams, MA [5]

Mon Nov 20
36°F
Light Snow
Min: 35°F
Max: 37°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 8%
Tue Nov 21
40°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 30°F
Max: 45°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Nov 22
45°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 31°F
Max: 45°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 99%
Cloud cover: 88%
Thu Nov 23
35°F
Light Snow
Min: 22°F
Max: 35°F
Light breeze: 2 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 74%
Fri Nov 24
35°F
Light Snow
Min: 23°F
Max: 35°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 48%
Sat Nov 25
34°F
Snow
Min: 23°F
Max: 34°F
Light breeze: 3 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 97%

More about North Adams

About North Adams

The city of North Adams, MA in Berkshire County has an approximate population of 13,708. [6]

North Adams Solar Power

North Adams, MA Solar Energy

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