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Solar Energy in Worcester, MA

Solar Energy in Worcester

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Worcester with an average of 5.6 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Worcester

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Worcester

The total length of the day in Worcester, MA today (December 11, 2017) will be 09 hours and 08 minutes. [More]

Worcester, MA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Worcester, MA

Solar Energy Data in Worcester, MA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Worcester, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Worcester

Based on historical Worcester, 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 Worcester. [1]

Worcester has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.83 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.79 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Worcester that are always titled at the latitude of Worcester (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.55 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.83 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.79 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 Worcester

Solar Radiation Data in Worcester, MA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Worcester, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Worcester

Worcester, MA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.49 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Worcester is July with an average of 5.6 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.34 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.31 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Worcester (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: Worcester vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Worcester

The average monthly solar radiation level in Worcester, MA, of 4.49 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 20% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 32% 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 Worcester 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 Worcester

Sunrise / Sunset in Worcester

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 11, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:06 pm
    • Sunset: 9:15 pm
    • Solar Noon: 4:40 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:08
Solar Energy Statistics for Worcester

Best Months for Solar in Worcester

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.6 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.46 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.86 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Worcester

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

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

Solar Power Output in Worcester

The Power of Solar in Worcester, MA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Worcester, MA

Solar Radiation Data in Worcester

Worcester (MA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5314.22 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Worcester is July with an average of 535.38 kWhac, followed by May at 516.67 kWhac and August at 508.9 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Worcester (Massachusetts) are December with an average of 301.91 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 323.69 kWhac and January at 353.08 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Worcester

Worcester Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Worcester averaged 20.43 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2017, which was about 54% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.30¢/kWh in September. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Worcester

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Worcester Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Massachusetts averaged $15.42 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2017, which was approximately 9% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.01 per Mcf in September. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Worcester

Solar Energy Contractors in Worcester

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in Worcester

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

Sorry, no local business selling solar equipment were found.

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

Energy Conservation Consultants in Worcester

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

Sorry, no local energy conservation specialists were found.

Our search for energy conservation specialists located in Worcester produced no matches.

Weather Forecast for Worcester, MA [5]

Sun Dec 10
31°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 31°F
Max: 31°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 76%
Cloud cover: 68%
Mon Dec 11
33°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 25°F
Max: 35°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Dec 12
34°F
Snow
Min: 28°F
Max: 39°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 92%
Wed Dec 13
24°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 19°F
Max: 25°F
High wind, near gale: 16 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 83%
Thu Dec 14
28°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 18°F
Max: 28°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 1%
Fri Dec 15
27°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 13°F
Max: 27°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 85%

More about Worcester

About Worcester

The city of Worcester, MA in Worcester County has an approximate population of 181,045. [6]

Worcester Solar Power

Worcester, MA Solar Energy

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

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