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Solar Power in 12301 (Schenectady, NY)

Solar Energy in 12301

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 12301 with an average of 5.67 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 12301

Solar panels in 12301 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 12301

The total length of the day in 12301 (Schenectady, NY) today (December 18, 2018) will be 09 hours and 01 minutes. [More]

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12301 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 12301 (Schenectady, NY)

Solar Energy Data for 12301

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 12301.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 12301

Solar Radiation Data in 12301

Based on historical 12301 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 12301. [1]

The region associated with 12301 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.81 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.97 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 12301 that are always titled at the latitude of Schenectady (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.47 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.81 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.97 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 12301

Solar Radiation Data in 12301

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 12301.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 12301

Solar Radiation Data in 12301

The region associated with 12301 has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.32 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 12301 is July with an average of 5.67 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 5.48 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.45 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 12301 are December with an average of 2.27 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 2.41 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.15 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 12301 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 12301

The average monthly solar radiation level in 12301, of 4.32 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 16% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 35% 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: 12301 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 12301 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 12301

Sunrise / Sunset in 12301

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 18, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:22 am
    • Sunset: 5:24 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:53 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:01
Solar Energy Statistics for 12301

Best Months for Solar in 12301

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.67 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.46 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.3 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.89 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 12301

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in 12301 at this current time.

However, 12301 is in Schenectady County and Schenectady County (NY) has at least 1,003 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in 12301

The Power of Solar in 12301

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 12301. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 12301. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 12301

Solar Radiation Data in 12301

12301 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5085.92 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 12301 is July with an average of 535.19 kWhac, followed by May at 533.99 kWhac and August at 520.07 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 12301 are November with an average of 243.15 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 245.4 kWhac and January at 337.36 kWhac. [2]

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Solar Businesses in 12301

Solar Energy Contractors in 12301

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near 12301.

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Solar Energy Equipment in 12301

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near 12301.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in 12301

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near 12301.

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Weather Forecast for 12301 [5]

Tue Dec 18
20°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 16°F
Max: 20°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Dec 19
24°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 14°F
Max: 33°F
Light breeze: 3 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Dec 20
26°F
Light Rain
Min: 13°F
Max: 37°F
Light breeze: 3 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 12%
Fri Dec 21
51°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 43°F
Max: 51°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 85%
Sat Dec 22
35°F
Light Rain
Min: 31°F
Max: 35°F
Strong breeze: 10 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 97%
Sun Dec 23
32°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 25°F
Max: 32°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 95%

More about 12301

About 12301

The ZIP code 12301 is associated with the city of Schenectady in Schenectady County in New York.

12301 Solar Power

12301 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 12301, or for more solar-related resources for NY, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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