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Solar Energy in Garfield, NJ

Solar Energy in Garfield

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Garfield with an average of 5.32 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Garfield

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Garfield

The total length of the day in Garfield, NJ today (December 17, 2018) will be 09 hours and 14 minutes. [More]

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Garfield, NJ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Garfield, NJ

Solar Energy Data in Garfield, NJ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Garfield, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Garfield

Based on historical Garfield, 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 Garfield. [1]

Garfield has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.94 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.86 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Garfield that are always titled at the latitude of Garfield (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.65 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.94 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% 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 Garfield

Solar Radiation Data in Garfield, NJ

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Garfield, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Garfield

Garfield, 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 Garfield is June with an average of 5.32 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 5.29 kWh/m2/day and July at 5.26 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Garfield (New Jersey) are December with an average of 2.86 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.15 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.35 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Garfield

The average monthly solar radiation level in Garfield, 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 Garfield 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 Garfield

Sunrise / Sunset in Garfield

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 17, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:15 am
    • Sunset: 5:30 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:52 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:14
Solar Energy Statistics for Garfield

Best Months for Solar in Garfield

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.32 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.53 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.53 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.93 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Garfield

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

However, Garfield is in Bergen County and Bergen County has at least 2,131 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Garfield

The Power of Solar in Garfield, NJ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Garfield, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Garfield

Garfield (NJ) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5211.46 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Garfield is May with an average of 517.93 kWhac, followed by July at 500.98 kWhac and August at 496.15 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Garfield (New Jersey) are December with an average of 301.43 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 313.97 kWhac and January at 356.15 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Garfield

Garfield Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Garfield 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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Garfield 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 Garfield

Solar Energy Contractors in Garfield

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Garfield

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Garfield

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

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Weather Forecast for Garfield, NJ [5]

Mon Dec 17
40°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 34°F
Max: 44°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 90%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Dec 18
31°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 25°F
Max: 35°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Dec 19
29°F
Few Clouds
Min: 19°F
Max: 36°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 20%
Thu Dec 20
41°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 25°F
Max: 41°F
Light breeze: 3 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 92%
Fri Dec 21
47°F
Light Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 47°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 30%
Sat Dec 22
45°F
Light Rain
Min: 30°F
Max: 46°F
Light breeze: 3 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 64%

More about Garfield

About Garfield

The city of Garfield, NJ in Bergen County has an approximate population of 30,487. [6]

Garfield Solar Power

Garfield, NJ Solar Energy

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

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