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Solar Energy in Carteret, NJ

Solar Energy in Carteret

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Carteret with an average of 5.33 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Carteret

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Carteret

The total length of the day in Carteret, NJ today (December 12, 2018) will be 09 hours and 18 minutes. [More]

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Carteret, NJ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Carteret, NJ

Solar Energy Data in Carteret, NJ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Carteret, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Carteret

Based on historical Carteret, NJ data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in Carteret. [1]

Carteret has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.97 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.86 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Carteret that are always titled at the latitude of Carteret (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.67 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.97 kWh/m2/day and approximately 21% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.86 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 Carteret

Solar Radiation Data in Carteret, NJ

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Carteret, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Carteret

Carteret, NJ has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.45 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Carteret is June with an average of 5.33 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 5.3 kWh/m2/day and July at 5.27 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Carteret (New Jersey) are December with an average of 2.85 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.15 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.34 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Carteret

The average monthly solar radiation level in Carteret, NJ, of 4.45 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 19% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 33% 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 Carteret 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 Carteret

Sunrise / Sunset in Carteret

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 12, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:11 am
    • Sunset: 5:30 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:50 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:18
Solar Energy Statistics for Carteret

Best Months for Solar in Carteret

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.33 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.53 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.93 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Carteret

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the borough of Carteret, NJ at this current time.

However, Carteret is in Middlesex County and Middlesex County has at least 4,844 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Carteret

The Power of Solar in Carteret, NJ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Carteret, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Carteret

Carteret (NJ) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5213.55 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Carteret is May with an average of 518.88 kWhac, followed by July at 501.99 kWhac and August at 496.82 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Carteret (New Jersey) are December with an average of 300.86 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 313.52 kWhac and January at 355.54 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Carteret

Carteret Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Carteret averaged 15.53 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2018, which was about 19% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.01¢/kWh in September. [3]

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Carteret Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New Jersey averaged $12.05 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2018, which was approximately 30% 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 Carteret

Solar Energy Contractors in Carteret

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Carteret, NJ.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Carteret

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Carteret, NJ.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Carteret

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Carteret, NJ.

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Weather Forecast for Carteret, NJ [5]

Wed Dec 12
39°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 21°F
Max: 39°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Dec 13
30°F
Light Snow
Min: 24°F
Max: 37°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 76%
Fri Dec 14
39°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 30°F
Max: 45°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 88%
Sat Dec 15
56°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 57°F
High wind, near gale: 16 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 77%
Sun Dec 16
47°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 39°F
Max: 47°F
Gale: 18 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Dec 17
43°F
Light Rain
Min: 34°F
Max: 43°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Carteret

About Carteret

The borough of Carteret, NJ in Middlesex County has an approximate population of 22,844. [6]

Carteret Solar Power

Carteret, NJ Solar Energy

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

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