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Solar Energy in Union City, NJ

Solar Energy in Union City

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

Solar Panels in Union City

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Union City

The total length of the day in Union City, NJ today (August 23, 2017) will be 13 hours and 26 minutes. [More]

Union City, NJ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Union City, NJ

Solar Energy Data in Union City, NJ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Union City, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Union City

Based on historical Union City, 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 Union City. [1]

Union City has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.93 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.79 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Union City that are always titled at the latitude of Union City (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.62 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.93 kWh/m2/day and approximately 22% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.79 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.

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Solar Radiation Levels in Union City

Solar Radiation Data in Union City, NJ

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Union City.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Union City, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Union City

Union City, 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 Union City 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 Union City (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]

Solar Power Comparison: Union City vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Union City

The average monthly solar radiation level in Union City, 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 (sorry, data not currently available) the average level of 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 Union City 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).

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Solar Data & Statistics for Union City

Sunrise / Sunset in Union City

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:15 am
    • Sunset: 7:41 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:58 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:26
Solar Energy Statistics for Union City

Best Months for Solar in Union City

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.32 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.46 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.32 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.85 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Union City

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

However, Union City is in Hudson County and Hudson County has at least 602 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Union City

The Power of Solar in Union City, NJ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Union City, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Union City

Union City (NJ) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5212.17 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Union City is May with an average of 518.25 kWhac, followed by July at 501.32 kWhac and August at 496.37 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Union City (New Jersey) are December with an average of 301.24 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 313.82 kWhac and January at 355.95 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Union City

Union City Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Union City averaged 16.22 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2017, which was about 25% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.02¢/kWh in May. [3]

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Union City Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New Jersey averaged $9.68 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in May 2017, which was approximately 27% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $13.21 per Mcf in May. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Union City

Solar Energy Contractors in Union City

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

Our search for solar contractors companies located in Union City produced no matches.

Solar Energy Equipment in Union City

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Union City

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

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Weather Forecast for Union City, NJ [5]

Wed Aug 23
75°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 76°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 68%
Thu Aug 24
72°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 64°F
Max: 77°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Aug 25
71°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 64°F
Max: 76°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Aug 26
72°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 72°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Aug 27
73°F
Light Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 1%
Mon Aug 28
72°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 72°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 71%

More about Union City

About Union City

The city of Union City, NJ in Hudson County has an approximate population of 66,455. [6]

Union City Solar Power

Union City, NJ Solar Energy

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

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