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Solar Energy in Princeton, NJ

Solar Energy in Princeton

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Princeton with an average of 5.34 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Princeton

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Princeton

The total length of the day in Princeton, NJ today (February 19, 2019) will be 10 hours and 53 minutes. [More]

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Princeton, NJ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Princeton, NJ

Solar Energy Data in Princeton, NJ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Princeton, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Princeton

Based on historical Princeton, 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 Princeton. [1]

Princeton has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.92 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Princeton that are always titled at the latitude of Princeton (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.69 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.92 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 Princeton

Solar Radiation Data in Princeton, NJ

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Princeton, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Princeton

Princeton, 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 Princeton is June with an average of 5.34 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 5.31 kWh/m2/day and July at 5.28 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Princeton (New Jersey) are December with an average of 2.85 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.14 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.34 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Princeton

The average monthly solar radiation level in Princeton, 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 Princeton 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 Princeton

Sunrise / Sunset in Princeton

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 19, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:45 am
    • Sunset: 10:38 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:12 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:53
Solar Energy Statistics for Princeton

Best Months for Solar in Princeton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.34 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.62 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Princeton

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

However, Princeton is in Mercer County and Mercer County has at least 2,072 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Princeton

The Power of Solar in Princeton, NJ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Princeton, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Princeton

Princeton (NJ) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5215.05 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Princeton is May with an average of 519.59 kWhac, followed by July at 502.75 kWhac and August at 497.31 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Princeton (New Jersey) are December with an average of 300.44 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 313.17 kWhac and January at 355.08 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Princeton

Princeton Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Princeton averaged 15.04 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in November 2018, which was about 16% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.95¢/kWh in November. [3]

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Princeton Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New Jersey averaged $9.51 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in November 2018, which was approximately 1% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.43 per Mcf in November. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Princeton

Solar Energy Contractors in Princeton

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Princeton

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Princeton

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

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Weather Forecast for Princeton, NJ [5]

Tue Feb 19
36°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 25°F
Max: 37°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Feb 20
32°F
Snow
Min: 25°F
Max: 40°F
: 7 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 82%
Cloud cover: 92%
Thu Feb 21
53°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 35°F
Max: 53°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 83%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Feb 22
42°F
Light Rain
Min: 23°F
Max: 42°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Feb 23
43°F
Light Rain
Min: 18°F
Max: 43°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 62%
Sun Feb 24
42°F
Light Rain
Min: 34°F
Max: 43°F
: 5 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 91%

More about Princeton

About Princeton

The borough of Princeton, NJ in Mercer County has an approximate population of 12,307. [6]

Princeton Solar Power

Princeton, NJ Solar Energy

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

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