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Solar Energy in Elmira, NY

Solar Energy in Elmira

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Elmira with an average of 5.22 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Elmira

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Elmira

The total length of the day in Elmira, NY today (December 18, 2018) will be 09 hours and 06 minutes. [More]

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Elmira, NY Solar Energy

Solar Power in Elmira, NY

Solar Energy Data in Elmira, NY

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Elmira, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Elmira

Based on historical Elmira, 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 Elmira. [1]

Elmira has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.74 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 5% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.56 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Elmira that are always titled at the latitude of Elmira (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.32 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.74 kWh/m2/day and approximately 21% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.56 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 Elmira

Solar Radiation Data in Elmira, NY

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Elmira, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Elmira

Elmira, NY has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.07 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Elmira is July with an average of 5.22 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.2 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.09 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Elmira (New York) are December with an average of 2.01 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 2.54 kWh/m2/day and January at 2.81 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Elmira

The average monthly solar radiation level in Elmira, NY, of 4.07 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 9% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 38% 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 Elmira 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 Elmira

Sunrise / Sunset in Elmira

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 18, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:31 am
    • Sunset: 5:37 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:04 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:06
Solar Energy Statistics for Elmira

Best Months for Solar in Elmira

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.22 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.39 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.81 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Elmira

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

However, Elmira is in Chemung County and Chemung County has at least 112 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Elmira

The Power of Solar in Elmira, NY

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Elmira, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Elmira

Elmira (NY) has a average annual solar AC output value of 4847.93 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Elmira is August with an average of 503.65 kWhac, followed by July at 502.03 kWhac and May at 494.27 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Elmira (New York) are December with an average of 216.52 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 258.86 kWhac and January at 302.48 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Elmira

Elmira Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Elmira 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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Elmira 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 Elmira

Solar Energy Contractors in Elmira

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Elmira

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Elmira

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

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Weather Forecast for Elmira, NY [5]

Tue Dec 18
16°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 11°F
Max: 16°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Dec 19
33°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 13°F
Max: 33°F
Light breeze: 3 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 44%
Thu Dec 20
40°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 18°F
Max: 42°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 88%
Fri Dec 21
43°F
Light Snow
Min: 34°F
Max: 49°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 99%
Sat Dec 22
32°F
Snow
Min: 29°F
Max: 33°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 96%
Sun Dec 23
31°F
Light Snow
Min: 23°F
Max: 31°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 97%

More about Elmira

About Elmira

The city of Elmira, NY in Chemung County has an approximate population of 29,200. [6]

Elmira Solar Power

Elmira, NY Solar Energy

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

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