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Solar Energy in Trenton, NJ

Solar Energy in Trenton

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Trenton with an average of 5.66 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Trenton

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Trenton

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

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Trenton, NJ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Trenton, NJ

Solar Energy Data in Trenton, NJ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Trenton, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Trenton

Based on historical Trenton, 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 Trenton. [1]

Trenton has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.99 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.89 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Trenton that are always titled at the latitude of Trenton (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.67 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.99 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.89 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 Trenton

Solar Radiation Data in Trenton, NJ

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Trenton, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Trenton

Trenton, NJ has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.56 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Trenton is August with an average of 5.66 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.5 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.41 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Trenton (New Jersey) are December with an average of 2.67 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.3 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.38 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Trenton

The average monthly solar radiation level in Trenton, NJ, of 4.56 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 22% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 31% 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 Trenton 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 Trenton

Sunrise / Sunset in Trenton

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 19, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:46 am
    • Sunset: 10:39 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:12 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:53
Solar Energy Statistics for Trenton

Best Months for Solar in Trenton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.66 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.57 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.57 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.98 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Trenton

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

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

Solar Power Output in Trenton

The Power of Solar in Trenton, NJ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Trenton, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Trenton

Trenton (NJ) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5317.59 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Trenton is August with an average of 535.81 kWhac, followed by July at 519.12 kWhac and May at 506.78 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Trenton (New Jersey) are December with an average of 280.31 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 334.51 kWhac and January at 350.89 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Trenton

Trenton Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Trenton 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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Trenton 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 Trenton

Solar Energy Contractors in Trenton

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Trenton

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Trenton

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

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Weather Forecast for Trenton, NJ [5]

Tue Feb 19
36°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 24°F
Max: 36°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Feb 20
31°F
Snow
Min: 23°F
Max: 37°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 92%
Thu Feb 21
52°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 34°F
Max: 52°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 83%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Feb 22
44°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 23°F
Max: 44°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Feb 23
44°F
Light Rain
Min: 19°F
Max: 44°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 61%
Sun Feb 24
45°F
Light Rain
Min: 35°F
Max: 47°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 99%

More about Trenton

About Trenton

The city of Trenton, NJ in Mercer County has an approximate population of 84,913. [6]

Trenton Solar Power

Trenton, NJ Solar Energy

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

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