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.
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. 
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. 
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
Ridgefield, NJ has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.45 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). 
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. 
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. 
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). 
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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). 
→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
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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. 
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. 
* Amounts listed in kWhac (kilowatt hours (AC))
Solar Output Analysis for Ridgefield, NJ
Ridgefield (NJ) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5211.79 kilowatt hours (AC). 
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. 
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. 
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. 
Solar Power Poll: Ridgefield
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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. 
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