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Solar Energy in Wood Ridge, NJ

Solar Energy in Wood Ridge

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

Solar Panels in Wood Ridge

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Wood Ridge

The total length of the day in Wood Ridge, NJ today (August 19, 2017) will be 13 hours and 36 minutes. [More]

Wood Ridge, NJ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Wood Ridge, NJ

Solar Energy Data in Wood Ridge, NJ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Wood Ridge, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Wood Ridge

Based on historical Wood Ridge, 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 Wood Ridge. [1]

Wood Ridge 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. [1]

Solar installations in Wood Ridge that are always titled at the latitude of Wood Ridge (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. [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 Wood Ridge

Solar Radiation Data in Wood Ridge, NJ

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Wood Ridge.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Wood Ridge, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Wood Ridge

Wood Ridge, 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 Wood Ridge 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. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Wood Ridge (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: Wood Ridge vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Wood Ridge

The average monthly solar radiation level in Wood Ridge, 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 Wood Ridge 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 Wood Ridge

Sunrise / Sunset in Wood Ridge

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 19, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:11 am
    • Sunset: 7:48 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:59 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:36
Solar Energy Statistics for Wood Ridge

Best Months for Solar in Wood Ridge

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.32 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.53 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.44 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.92 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Wood Ridge

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

However, Wood Ridge is in Bergen County and Bergen County has at least 2,131 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Wood Ridge

The Power of Solar in Wood Ridge, NJ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Wood Ridge, NJ

Solar Radiation Data in Wood Ridge

Wood Ridge (NJ) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5211.71 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Wood Ridge is May with an average of 518.04 kWhac, followed by July at 501.1 kWhac and August at 496.23 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Wood Ridge (New Jersey) are December with an average of 301.36 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 313.92 kWhac and January at 356.08 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Wood Ridge

Wood Ridge Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Wood Ridge 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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Wood Ridge 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 Wood Ridge

Solar Energy Contractors in Wood Ridge

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Wood Ridge

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Wood Ridge

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

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Weather Forecast for Wood Ridge, NJ [5]

Fri Aug 18
73°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 73°F
Max: 73°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 99%
Cloud cover: 76%
Sat Aug 19
78°F
Few Clouds
Min: 72°F
Max: 78°F
Light breeze: 3 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 95%
Cloud cover: 24%
Sun Aug 20
76°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 69°F
Max: 81°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Aug 21
81°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 68°F
Max: 85°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Aug 22
85°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 72°F
Max: 85°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 23%
Wed Aug 23
77°F
Light Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 77°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 5%

More about Wood Ridge

About Wood Ridge

The borough of Wood Ridge, NJ in Bergen County has an approximate population of 7,626. [6]

Wood Ridge Solar Power

Wood Ridge, NJ Solar Energy

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

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