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Solar Energy in Dunkirk, NY

Solar Energy in Dunkirk

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Dunkirk with an average of 5.52 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Dunkirk

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Dunkirk

The total length of the day in Dunkirk, NY today (December 12, 2017) will be 09 hours and 06 minutes. [More]

Dunkirk, NY Solar Energy

Solar Power in Dunkirk, NY

Solar Energy Data in Dunkirk, NY

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Dunkirk, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Dunkirk

Based on historical Dunkirk, 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 Dunkirk. [1]

Dunkirk has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.66 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 10% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.34 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Dunkirk that are always titled at the latitude of Dunkirk (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.08 kWh/m2/day, or about 11% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.66 kWh/m2/day and approximately 22% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.34 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 Dunkirk

Solar Radiation Data in Dunkirk, NY

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Dunkirk, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Dunkirk

Dunkirk, NY has a average annual solar radiation value of 3.99 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Dunkirk is July with an average of 5.52 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.49 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.48 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Dunkirk (New York) are December with an average of 1.83 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 2 kWh/m2/day and January at 2.38 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Dunkirk

The average monthly solar radiation level in Dunkirk, NY, of 3.99 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 7% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 40% 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 Dunkirk 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 Dunkirk

Sunrise / Sunset in Dunkirk

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 12, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:38 pm
    • Sunset: 9:44 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:11 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:06
Solar Energy Statistics for Dunkirk

Best Months for Solar in Dunkirk

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.52 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.62 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.92 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.06 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Dunkirk

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

However, Dunkirk is in Chautauqua County and Chautauqua County has at least 212 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Dunkirk

The Power of Solar in Dunkirk, NY

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Dunkirk, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Dunkirk

Dunkirk (NY) has a average annual solar AC output value of 4729.81 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Dunkirk is May with an average of 540.2 kWhac, followed by July at 528.86 kWhac and June at 514.17 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Dunkirk (New York) are December with an average of 195.28 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 203.3 kWhac and January at 256.77 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Dunkirk

Dunkirk Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Dunkirk averaged 18.83 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2017, which was about 42% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.30¢/kWh in September. [3]

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Dunkirk Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New York averaged $17.98 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2017, which was approximately 6% more 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 Dunkirk

Solar Energy Contractors in Dunkirk

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Dunkirk

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Dunkirk

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

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Weather Forecast for Dunkirk, NY [5]

Mon Dec 11
28°F
Snow
Min: 28°F
Max: 28°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 88%
Tue Dec 12
29°F
Snow
Min: 22°F
Max: 32°F
Storm: 25 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 88%
Wed Dec 13
22°F
Light Snow
Min: 21°F
Max: 24°F
Gale: 20 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 44%
Thu Dec 14
26°F
Snow
Min: 21°F
Max: 26°F
Light breeze: 2 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 98%
Fri Dec 15
24°F
Snow
Min: 19°F
Max: 24°F
Light breeze: 3 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 92%
Sat Dec 16
25°F
Snow
Min: 21°F
Max: 37°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 54%

More about Dunkirk

About Dunkirk

The city of Dunkirk, NY in Chautauqua County has an approximate population of 12,563. [6]

Dunkirk Solar Power

Dunkirk, NY Solar Energy

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

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