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Solar Energy in Summit, NJ

Solar Energy in Summit

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

Solar Panels in Summit

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Summit

The total length of the day in Summit, NJ today (February 19, 2019) will be 10 hours and 52 minutes. [More]

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Summit, NJ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Summit, NJ

Solar Energy Data in Summit, NJ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Summit, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Summit

Based on historical Summit, 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 Summit. [1]

Summit 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 Summit that are always titled at the latitude of Summit (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.65 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% 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.

Solar Radiation Levels in Summit

Solar Radiation Data in Summit, NJ

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Summit, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Summit

Summit, 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 Summit is June with an average of 5.32 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 Summit (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]

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

Solar Power Levels in Summit

The average monthly solar radiation level in Summit, 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 Summit 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 Summit

Sunrise / Sunset in Summit

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 19, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:45 am
    • Sunset: 10:37 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:11 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:52
Solar Energy Statistics for Summit

Best Months for Solar in Summit

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.32 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.55 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.57 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.95 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Summit

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

However, Summit is in Essex County and Essex County has at least 1,585 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Summit

The Power of Solar in Summit, NJ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Summit, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Summit

Summit (NJ) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5212.43 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Summit is May with an average of 518.37 kWhac, followed by July at 501.45 kWhac and August at 496.46 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Summit (New Jersey) are December with an average of 301.17 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 313.76 kWhac and January at 355.87 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Summit

Summit Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Summit 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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Summit 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 Summit

Solar Energy Contractors in Summit

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Summit

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Summit

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

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Weather Forecast for Summit, NJ [5]

Tue Feb 19
35°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 22°F
Max: 35°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Feb 20
28°F
Snow
Min: 22°F
Max: 33°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 69%
Cloud cover: 92%
Thu Feb 21
51°F
Light Rain
Min: 31°F
Max: 51°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 84%
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 Summit

About Summit

The city of Summit, NJ in Essex County has an approximate population of 21,457. [6]

Summit Solar Power

Summit, NJ Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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