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Solar Energy in Beacon, NY

Solar Energy in Beacon

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Beacon with an average of 5.33 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Beacon

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Beacon

The total length of the day in Beacon, NY today (December 18, 2018) will be 09 hours and 10 minutes. [More]

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Beacon, NY Solar Energy

Solar Power in Beacon, NY

Solar Energy Data in Beacon, NY

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Beacon, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Beacon

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

Beacon has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.9 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.81 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Beacon that are always titled at the latitude of Beacon (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.59 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.9 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.81 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 Beacon

Solar Radiation Data in Beacon, NY

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Beacon, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Beacon

Beacon, NY has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.43 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Beacon is June with an average of 5.33 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.3 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.26 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Beacon (New York) are December with an average of 2.92 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.15 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.34 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Beacon

The average monthly solar radiation level in Beacon, NY, of 4.43 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 approximately 33% 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 Beacon 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 Beacon

Sunrise / Sunset in Beacon

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 18, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:18 am
    • Sunset: 5:28 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:53 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:10
Solar Energy Statistics for Beacon

Best Months for Solar in Beacon

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.33 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.57 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.62 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.96 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Beacon

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

However, Beacon is in Dutchess County and Dutchess County has at least 2,028 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Beacon

The Power of Solar in Beacon, NY

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Beacon, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Beacon

Beacon (NY) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5240.96 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Beacon is May with an average of 518.36 kWhac, followed by July at 509.64 kWhac and August at 504.94 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Beacon (New York) are December with an average of 308.35 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 314.81 kWhac and January at 356.64 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Beacon

Beacon Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Beacon averaged 19.28 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2018, which was about 48% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.01¢/kWh in September. [3]

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Beacon Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New York averaged $20.16 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2018, which was approximately 16% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.32 per Mcf in September. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Beacon

Solar Energy Contractors in Beacon

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Beacon, NY.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Beacon

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Beacon, NY.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Beacon

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Beacon, NY.

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Weather Forecast for Beacon, NY [5]

Tue Dec 18
26°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 22°F
Max: 26°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Dec 19
25°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 15°F
Max: 34°F
Light breeze: 3 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Dec 20
34°F
Light Rain
Min: 21°F
Max: 42°F
Light breeze: 3 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 78%
Cloud cover: 24%
Fri Dec 21
50°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 43°F
Max: 50°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 97%
Sat Dec 22
40°F
Light Rain
Min: 34°F
Max: 40°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 98%
Sun Dec 23
35°F
Light Snow
Min: 31°F
Max: 35°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 97%

More about Beacon

About Beacon

The city of Beacon, NY in Dutchess County has an approximate population of 15,541. [6]

Beacon Solar Power

Beacon, NY Solar Energy

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

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