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Solar Energy in Northampton, MA

Solar Energy in Northampton

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Northampton with an average of 5.4 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Northampton

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Northampton

The total length of the day in Northampton, MA today (August 23, 2017) will be 13 hours and 31 minutes. [More]

Northampton, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Northampton, MA

Solar Energy Data in Northampton, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Northampton, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Northampton

Based on historical Northampton, 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 Northampton. [1]

Northampton has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.8 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.72 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Northampton that are always titled at the latitude of Northampton (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.49 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.8 kWh/m2/day and approximately 21% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.72 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 Northampton

Solar Radiation Data in Northampton, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Northampton, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Northampton

Northampton, MA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.31 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Northampton is June with an average of 5.4 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.26 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.17 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Northampton (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 2.65 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 2.91 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.22 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Power Comparison: Northampton vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Northampton

The average monthly solar radiation level in Northampton, MA, of 4.31 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 (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 Northampton 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 Northampton

Sunrise / Sunset in Northampton

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:07 am
    • Sunset: 7:38 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:52 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:31
Solar Energy Statistics for Northampton

Best Months for Solar in Northampton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.4 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.56 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.86 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Northampton

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

However, Northampton is in Hampshire County and Hampshire County has at least 3,113 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Northampton

The Power of Solar in Northampton, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Northampton, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Northampton

Northampton (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5069.06 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Northampton is June with an average of 497.98 kWhac, followed by July at 497.72 kWhac and August at 490.59 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Northampton (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 281.79 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 291.75 kWhac and January at 345.05 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Northampton

Northampton Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Northampton 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]

Solar Power Poll: Northampton

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Northampton 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 Northampton

Solar Energy Contractors in Northampton

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in Northampton

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

Sorry, no local business selling solar equipment were found.

Our search for companies selling solar parts located in Northampton produced no matches.

Energy Conservation Consultants in Northampton

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

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Weather Forecast for Northampton, MA [5]

Wed Aug 23
69°F
Light Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 70°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 71%
Cloud cover: 8%
Thu Aug 24
66°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 56°F
Max: 70°F
Light breeze: 3 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 8%
Fri Aug 25
66°F
Few Clouds
Min: 56°F
Max: 67°F
Light breeze: 3 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 75%
Cloud cover: 12%
Sat Aug 26
69°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 69°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Aug 27
69°F
Light Rain
Min: 53°F
Max: 69°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 21%
Mon Aug 28
69°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 56°F
Max: 69°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 58%

More about Northampton

About Northampton

The city of Northampton, MA in Hampshire County has an approximate population of 28,549. [6]

Northampton Solar Power

Northampton, MA Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Solar cells convert sunlight into electricity through a physical process known as the photovoltaic effect.

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