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Solar Energy in Springfield, MA

Solar Energy in Springfield

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

Solar Panels in Springfield

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Springfield

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

Springfield, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Springfield, MA

Solar Energy Data in Springfield, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Springfield, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Springfield

Based on historical Springfield, 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 Springfield. [1]

Springfield has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.81 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.69 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Springfield that are always titled at the latitude of Springfield (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.49 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.81 kWh/m2/day and approximately 22% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.69 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 Springfield

Solar Radiation Data in Springfield, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Springfield, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Springfield

Springfield, 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 Springfield is June with an average of 5.4 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.27 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 Springfield (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: Springfield vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Springfield

The average monthly solar radiation level in Springfield, 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 Springfield 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 Springfield

Sunrise / Sunset in Springfield

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 17, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:44 am
    • Sunset: 4:26 pm
    • Solar Noon: 11:35 am
    • Length of Day: 09:42
Solar Energy Statistics for Springfield

Best Months for Solar in Springfield

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.4 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.48 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.87 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Springfield

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

However, Springfield is in Hampden County and Hampden County has at least 2,512 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Springfield

The Power of Solar in Springfield, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Springfield, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Springfield

Springfield (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5070.94 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Springfield is June with an average of 498.8 kWhac, followed by July at 498.48 kWhac and August at 491.09 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Springfield (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 281.45 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 291.47 kWhac and January at 344.67 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Springfield

Springfield Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Springfield 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]

Solar Power Poll: Springfield

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Springfield 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 Springfield

Solar Energy Contractors in Springfield

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in Springfield

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

Sorry, no local business selling solar equipment were found.

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

Energy Conservation Consultants in Springfield

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

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Weather Forecast for Springfield, MA [5]

Fri Nov 17
42°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 29°F
Max: 42°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Nov 18
39°F
Few Clouds
Min: 21°F
Max: 50°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 12%
Sun Nov 19
50°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 36°F
Max: 53°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 98%
Cloud cover: 88%
Mon Nov 20
37°F
Light Snow
Min: 28°F
Max: 37°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 90%
Tue Nov 21
44°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 25°F
Max: 44°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 19%
Wed Nov 22
50°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 31°F
Max: 50°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Springfield

About Springfield

The city of Springfield, MA in Hampden County has an approximate population of 153,060. [6]

Springfield Solar Power

Springfield, MA Solar Energy

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