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Solar Energy in North Plainfield, NJ

Solar Energy in North Plainfield

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

Solar Panels in North Plainfield

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

Sunrise & Sunset in North Plainfield

The total length of the day in North Plainfield, NJ today (November 23, 2017) will be 09 hours and 39 minutes. [More]

North Plainfield, NJ Solar Energy

Solar Power in North Plainfield, NJ

Solar Energy Data in North Plainfield, NJ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for North Plainfield, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in North Plainfield

Based on historical North Plainfield, 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 North Plainfield. [1]

North Plainfield has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.95 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.87 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in North Plainfield that are always titled at the latitude of North Plainfield (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.64 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.95 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.87 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 North Plainfield

Solar Radiation Data in North Plainfield, NJ

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in North Plainfield.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for North Plainfield, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in North Plainfield

North Plainfield, 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 North Plainfield 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 North Plainfield (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]

Solar Power Comparison: North Plainfield vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in North Plainfield

The average monthly solar radiation level in North Plainfield, 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 North Plainfield 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 North Plainfield

Sunrise / Sunset in North Plainfield

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:54 am
    • Sunset: 4:34 pm
    • Solar Noon: 11:44 am
    • Length of Day: 09:39
Solar Energy Statistics for North Plainfield

Best Months for Solar in North Plainfield

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.33 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.53 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.55 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.93 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in North Plainfield

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

However, North Plainfield is in Somerset County and Somerset County has at least 2,682 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in North Plainfield

The Power of Solar in North Plainfield, NJ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for North Plainfield, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in North Plainfield

North Plainfield (NJ) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5213.19 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in North Plainfield is May with an average of 518.72 kWhac, followed by July at 501.82 kWhac and August at 496.7 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in North Plainfield (New Jersey) are December with an average of 300.96 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 313.6 kWhac and January at 355.65 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in North Plainfield

North Plainfield Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in North Plainfield averaged 15.86 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2017, which was about 20% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.19¢/kWh in August. [3]

Solar Power Poll: North Plainfield

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North Plainfield Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New Jersey averaged $12.11 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2017, which was approximately 33% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.09 per Mcf in August. [4]

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Solar Businesses in North Plainfield

Solar Energy Contractors in North Plainfield

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in North Plainfield

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in North Plainfield

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

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Weather Forecast for North Plainfield, NJ [5]

Wed Nov 22
30°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 30°F
Max: 30°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Nov 23
34°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 26°F
Max: 39°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Nov 24
38°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 22°F
Max: 45°F
: 3 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Nov 25
43°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 29°F
Max: 50°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 71%
Cloud cover: 76%
Sun Nov 26
46°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 33°F
Max: 46°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 58%
Mon Nov 27
40°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 29°F
Max: 40°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about North Plainfield

About North Plainfield

The borough of North Plainfield, NJ in Somerset County has an approximate population of 21,936. [6]

North Plainfield Solar Power

North Plainfield, NJ Solar Energy

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

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