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Solar Energy in Ridgefield, NJ

Solar Energy in Ridgefield

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

Solar Panels in Ridgefield

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Ridgefield

The total length of the day in Ridgefield, NJ today (December 18, 2018) will be 09 hours and 14 minutes. [More]

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Ridgefield, NJ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Ridgefield, NJ

Solar Energy Data in Ridgefield, NJ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Ridgefield, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Ridgefield

Based on historical Ridgefield, 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 Ridgefield. [1]

Ridgefield has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.94 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.84 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Ridgefield that are always titled at the latitude of Ridgefield (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.64 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.94 kWh/m2/day and approximately 21% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.84 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 Ridgefield

Solar Radiation Data in Ridgefield, NJ

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Ridgefield, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Ridgefield

Ridgefield, 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 Ridgefield is June with an average of 5.32 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 5.29 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 Ridgefield (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 3.34 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Ridgefield

The average monthly solar radiation level in Ridgefield, 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 Ridgefield 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 Ridgefield

Sunrise / Sunset in Ridgefield

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 18, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:15 am
    • Sunset: 5:30 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:52 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:14
Solar Energy Statistics for Ridgefield

Best Months for Solar in Ridgefield

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.32 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.53 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.44 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.92 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Ridgefield

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

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

Solar Power Output in Ridgefield

The Power of Solar in Ridgefield, NJ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Ridgefield, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Ridgefield

Ridgefield (NJ) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5211.79 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Ridgefield is May with an average of 518.08 kWhac, followed by July at 501.14 kWhac and August at 496.25 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Ridgefield (New Jersey) are December with an average of 301.34 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 313.9 kWhac and January at 356.06 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Ridgefield

Ridgefield Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Ridgefield 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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Ridgefield 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 Ridgefield

Solar Energy Contractors in Ridgefield

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Ridgefield

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Ridgefield

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

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Weather Forecast for Ridgefield, NJ [5]

Tue Dec 18
32°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 27°F
Max: 32°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 77%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Dec 19
29°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 24°F
Max: 36°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Dec 20
37°F
Light Rain
Min: 29°F
Max: 44°F
Light breeze: 2 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 90%
Cloud cover: 36%
Fri Dec 21
51°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 44°F
Max: 51°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 97%
Sat Dec 22
40°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 36°F
Max: 40°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 81%
Sun Dec 23
36°F
Light Snow
Min: 30°F
Max: 36°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 98%

More about Ridgefield

About Ridgefield

The borough of Ridgefield, NJ in Bergen County has an approximate population of 11,032. [6]

Ridgefield Solar Power

Ridgefield, NJ Solar Energy

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

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