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Solar Energy in Southbridge, MA

Solar Energy in Southbridge

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Southbridge with an average of 5.61 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Southbridge

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Southbridge

The total length of the day in Southbridge, MA today (August 20, 2017) will be 13 hours and 38 minutes. [More]

Southbridge, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Southbridge, MA

Solar Energy Data in Southbridge, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Southbridge, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Southbridge

Based on historical Southbridge, 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 Southbridge. [1]

Southbridge has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.84 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.83 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Southbridge that are always titled at the latitude of Southbridge (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.59 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.84 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 Southbridge

Solar Radiation Data in Southbridge, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Southbridge, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Southbridge

Southbridge, MA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.5 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Southbridge is July with an average of 5.61 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.35 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.32 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Southbridge (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 2.84 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.2 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.29 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Southbridge

The average monthly solar radiation level in Southbridge, MA, of 4.5 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 21% 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 Southbridge 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 Southbridge

Sunrise / Sunset in Southbridge

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 20, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:02 am
    • Sunset: 7:40 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:51 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:38
Solar Energy Statistics for Southbridge

Best Months for Solar in Southbridge

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.61 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.42 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.45 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.81 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Southbridge

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

However, Southbridge is in Worcester County and Worcester County has at least 11,145 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Southbridge

The Power of Solar in Southbridge, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Southbridge, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Southbridge

Southbridge (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5315.62 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Southbridge is July with an average of 536.07 kWhac, followed by May at 517.26 kWhac and August at 509.33 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Southbridge (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 301.56 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 323.41 kWhac and January at 352.71 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Southbridge

Southbridge Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Southbridge 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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Southbridge 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 Southbridge

Solar Energy Contractors in Southbridge

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Southbridge

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Southbridge

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

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Weather Forecast for Southbridge, MA [5]

Sun Aug 20
80°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 69°F
Max: 80°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Aug 21
81°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 63°F
Max: 85°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Aug 22
84°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 71°F
Max: 87°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 32%
Wed Aug 23
80°F
Light Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 80°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 7%
Thu Aug 24
76°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 76°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Aug 25
75°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 75°F
Light breeze: 3 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 16%

More about Southbridge

About Southbridge

The city of Southbridge, MA in Worcester County has an approximate population of 16,719. [6]

Southbridge Solar Power

Southbridge, MA Solar Energy

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

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