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Solar Energy in Quincy, MA

Solar Energy in Quincy

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

Solar Panels in Quincy

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Quincy

The total length of the day in Quincy, MA today (November 17, 2017) will be 09 hours and 42 minutes. [More]

Quincy, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Quincy, MA

Solar Energy Data in Quincy, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Quincy, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Quincy

Based on historical Quincy, 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 Quincy. [1]

Quincy has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.86 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.85 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Quincy that are always titled at the latitude of Quincy (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.59 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.86 kWh/m2/day and approximately 19% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.85 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 Quincy

Solar Radiation Data in Quincy, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Quincy, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Quincy

Quincy, 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 Quincy is August with an average of 5.65 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.61 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.42 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Quincy (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 3.35 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Quincy

The average monthly solar radiation level in Quincy, 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 Quincy 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 Quincy

Sunrise / Sunset in Quincy

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 17, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:38 am
    • Sunset: 5:20 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:29 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:42
Solar Energy Statistics for Quincy

Best Months for Solar in Quincy

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.65 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.5 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.88 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Quincy

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

However, Quincy is in Norfolk County and Norfolk County has at least 6,007 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Quincy

The Power of Solar in Quincy, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Quincy, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Quincy

Quincy (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5429.73 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Quincy is August with an average of 542.45 kWhac, followed by July at 537.64 kWhac and May at 526.47 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Quincy (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 310.58 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 314.93 kWhac and January at 358.25 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Quincy

Quincy Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Quincy 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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Quincy 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 Quincy

Solar Energy Contractors in Quincy

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Quincy

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Quincy

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

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Weather Forecast for Quincy, MA [5]

Fri Nov 17
44°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 37°F
Max: 44°F
High wind, near gale: 16 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Nov 18
43°F
Few Clouds
Min: 29°F
Max: 57°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 90%
Cloud cover: 24%
Sun Nov 19
56°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 56°F
Gale: 18 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 89%
Cloud cover: 92%
Mon Nov 20
41°F
Light Rain
Min: 36°F
Max: 41°F
High wind, near gale: 16 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 81%
Tue Nov 21
48°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 36°F
Max: 51°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 3%
Wed Nov 22
53°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 40°F
Max: 53°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Quincy

About Quincy

The city of Quincy, MA in Norfolk County has an approximate population of 92,271. [6]

Quincy Solar Power

Quincy, MA Solar Energy

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