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Solar Energy in West Cape May, NJ

Solar Energy in West Cape May

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in West Cape May with an average of 5.57 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in West Cape May

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

Sunrise & Sunset in West Cape May

The total length of the day in West Cape May, NJ today (December 14, 2017) will be 09 hours and 27 minutes. [More]

West Cape May, NJ Solar Energy

Solar Power in West Cape May, NJ

Solar Energy Data in West Cape May, NJ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for West Cape May, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in West Cape May

Based on historical West Cape May, 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 West Cape May. [1]

West Cape May has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.21 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately equal to the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.21 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in West Cape May that are always titled at the latitude of West Cape May (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.91 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.21 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.21 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 West Cape May

Solar Radiation Data in West Cape May, NJ

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in West Cape May.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for West Cape May, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in West Cape May

West Cape May, NJ has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.69 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in West Cape May is July with an average of 5.57 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.5 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.46 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in West Cape May (New Jersey) are December with an average of 3.16 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.58 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.59 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Power Comparison: West Cape May vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in West Cape May

The average monthly solar radiation level in West Cape May, NJ, of 4.69 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 26% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 29% 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 West Cape May 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 West Cape May

Sunrise / Sunset in West Cape May

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 14, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:11 pm
    • Sunset: 9:38 pm
    • Solar Noon: 4:54 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:27
Solar Energy Statistics for West Cape May

Best Months for Solar in West Cape May

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.57 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.77 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.96 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.24 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in West Cape May

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

However, West Cape May is in Cape May County and Cape May County has at least 1,450 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in West Cape May

The Power of Solar in West Cape May, NJ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for West Cape May, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in West Cape May

West Cape May (NJ) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5498.23 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in West Cape May is May with an average of 537.9 kWhac, followed by July at 528.36 kWhac and August at 518.01 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in West Cape May (New Jersey) are December with an average of 332.1 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 356.42 kWhac and January at 381.61 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in West Cape May

West Cape May Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in West Cape May averaged 15.34 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2017, which was about 15% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.30¢/kWh in September. [3]

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West Cape May Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New Jersey averaged $11.59 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2017, which was approximately 32% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.01 per Mcf in September. [4]

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Solar Businesses in West Cape May

Solar Energy Contractors in West Cape May

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near West Cape May, NJ.

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Solar Energy Equipment in West Cape May

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near West Cape May, NJ.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in West Cape May

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near West Cape May, NJ.

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Weather Forecast for West Cape May, NJ [5]

Thu Dec 14
41°F
Light Rain
Min: 34°F
Max: 41°F
Severe Gale: 24 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Dec 15
31°F
Light Snow
Min: 29°F
Max: 34°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 64%
Sat Dec 16
35°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 33°F
Max: 39°F
Gale: 17 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 32%
Sun Dec 17
49°F
Light Rain
Min: 41°F
Max: 50°F
Gale: 19 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 2%
Mon Dec 18
60°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 60°F
Gale: 19 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 99%
Tue Dec 19
45°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 37°F
Max: 45°F
Gale: 19 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 16%

More about West Cape May

About West Cape May

The borough of West Cape May, NJ in Cape May County has an approximate population of 1,024. [6]

West Cape May Solar Power

West Cape May, NJ Solar Energy

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

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