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Solar Energy in West Springfield, MA

Solar Energy in West Springfield

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

Solar Panels in West Springfield

Solar panels in West 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 West Springfield

The total length of the day in West Springfield, MA today (July 20, 2017) will be 14 hours and 47 minutes. [More]

West Springfield, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in West Springfield, MA

Solar Energy Data in West Springfield, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for West Springfield, MA

Solar Radiation Data in West Springfield

Based on historical West 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 West Springfield. [1]

West Springfield has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.8 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 West Springfield that are always titled at the latitude of West Springfield (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.5 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.8 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 West Springfield

Solar Radiation Data in West Springfield, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for West Springfield, MA

Solar Radiation Data in West Springfield

West 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 West 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 West 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: West Springfield vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in West Springfield

The average monthly solar radiation level in West 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 West 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 West Springfield

Sunrise / Sunset in West Springfield

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 20, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:33 am
    • Sunset: 8:20 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:56 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:47
Solar Energy Statistics for West Springfield

Best Months for Solar in West Springfield

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.4 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.46 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.45 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.84 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in West Springfield

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

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

Solar Power Output in West Springfield

The Power of Solar in West Springfield, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for West Springfield, MA

Solar Radiation Data in West Springfield

West Springfield (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5070.9 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in West Springfield is June with an average of 498.78 kWhac, followed by July at 498.46 kWhac and August at 491.08 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in West Springfield (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 281.46 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 291.48 kWhac and January at 344.68 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in West Springfield

West Springfield Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in West Springfield averaged 20.70 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2017, which was about 63% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.70¢/kWh in April. [3]

Solar Power Poll: West Springfield

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West Springfield Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Massachusetts averaged $13.31 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2017, which was approximately 17% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $11.38 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Solar Businesses in West Springfield

Solar Energy Contractors in West Springfield

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in West Springfield

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in West Springfield

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

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Weather Forecast for West Springfield, MA [5]

Thu Jul 20
86°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 73°F
Max: 90°F
Light breeze: 3 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Jul 21
76°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 68°F
Max: 81°F
Light breeze: 3 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 8%
Sat Jul 22
78°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 78°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 23%
Sun Jul 23
79°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 79°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 77%
Mon Jul 24
76°F
Light Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 76°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 42%
Tue Jul 25
83°F
Light Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 83°F
Light breeze: 3 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 22%

More about West Springfield

About West Springfield

The city of West Springfield, MA in Hampden County has an approximate population of 28,391. [6]

West Springfield Solar Power

West Springfield, MA Solar Energy

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

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Solar power is renewable, does not produce any pollutants and is one of the cleanest source of energy.

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