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Solar Energy in Taunton, MA

Solar Energy in Taunton

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Taunton with an average of 5.85 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Taunton

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Taunton

The total length of the day in Taunton, MA today (December 16, 2018) will be 09 hours and 08 minutes. [More]

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Taunton, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Taunton, MA

Solar Energy Data in Taunton, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Taunton, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Taunton

Based on historical Taunton, 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 Taunton. [1]

Taunton has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.84 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.78 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Taunton that are always titled at the latitude of Taunton (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.55 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.84 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.78 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.

Solar Radiation Levels in Taunton

Solar Radiation Data in Taunton, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Taunton, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Taunton

Taunton, MA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.62 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Taunton is July with an average of 5.85 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.76 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.56 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Taunton (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 2.81 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.28 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.33 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Taunton

The average monthly solar radiation level in Taunton, MA, of 4.62 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 24% 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 Taunton 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).

Solar Data & Statistics for Taunton

Sunrise / Sunset in Taunton

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 16, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:06 am
    • Sunset: 5:14 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:40 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:08
Solar Energy Statistics for Taunton

Best Months for Solar in Taunton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.85 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.46 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.45 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.83 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Taunton

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

However, Taunton is in Bristol County and Bristol County has at least 6,443 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Taunton

The Power of Solar in Taunton, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Taunton, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Taunton

Taunton (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5453.24 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Taunton is July with an average of 556.35 kWhac, followed by August at 549.93 kWhac and May at 528.9 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Taunton (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 297.28 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 327.25 kWhac and January at 356.8 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Taunton

Taunton Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Taunton averaged 22.15 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2018, which was about 70% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.01¢/kWh in September. [3]

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Taunton Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Massachusetts averaged $16.02 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2018, which was approximately 8% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.32 per Mcf in September. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Taunton

Solar Energy Contractors in Taunton

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Taunton

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Taunton

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

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Weather Forecast for Taunton, MA [5]

Sun Dec 16
43°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 40°F
Max: 43°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 88%
Cloud cover: 92%
Mon Dec 17
39°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 42°F
High wind, near gale: 16 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 92%
Tue Dec 18
30°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 27°F
Max: 32°F
Gale: 18 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Dec 19
37°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 22°F
Max: 37°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 2%
Thu Dec 20
45°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 26°F
Max: 45°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 23%
Fri Dec 21
47°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 32°F
Max: 47°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 40%

More about Taunton

About Taunton

The city of Taunton, MA in Bristol County has an approximate population of 55,874. [6]

Taunton Solar Power

Taunton, MA Solar Energy

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

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