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Solar Energy in Saratoga Springs, NY

Solar Energy in Saratoga Springs

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Saratoga Springs with an average of 5.66 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Saratoga Springs

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Saratoga Springs

The total length of the day in Saratoga Springs, NY today (December 18, 2018) will be 09 hours and 00 minutes. [More]

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Saratoga Springs, NY Solar Energy

Solar Power in Saratoga Springs, NY

Solar Energy Data in Saratoga Springs, NY

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Saratoga Springs, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Saratoga Springs

Based on historical Saratoga Springs, 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 Saratoga Springs. [1]

Saratoga Springs has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.77 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.82 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Saratoga Springs that are always titled at the latitude of Saratoga Springs (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.41 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.77 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.82 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 Saratoga Springs

Solar Radiation Data in Saratoga Springs, NY

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Saratoga Springs.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Saratoga Springs, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs, NY 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 Saratoga Springs is July with an average of 5.66 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 5.47 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.44 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Saratoga Springs (New York) are December with an average of 2.28 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: Saratoga Springs vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Saratoga Springs

The average monthly solar radiation level in Saratoga Springs, NY, 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: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Saratoga Springs 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 Saratoga Springs

Sunrise / Sunset in Saratoga Springs

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 18, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:22 am
    • Sunset: 5:22 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:52 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:00
Solar Energy Statistics for Saratoga Springs

Best Months for Solar in Saratoga Springs

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.66 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.94 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.88 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Saratoga Springs

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

However, Saratoga Springs is in Saratoga County and Saratoga County has at least 1,189 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Saratoga Springs

The Power of Solar in Saratoga Springs, NY

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Saratoga Springs, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs (NY) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5083.09 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Saratoga Springs is July with an average of 534.21 kWhac, followed by May at 533.09 kWhac and August at 519.44 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Saratoga Springs (New York) are November with an average of 243.35 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 245.7 kWhac and January at 337.85 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Saratoga Springs 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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Saratoga Springs 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 Saratoga Springs

Solar Energy Contractors in Saratoga Springs

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Saratoga Springs

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Saratoga Springs

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

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Weather Forecast for Saratoga Springs, NY [5]

Tue Dec 18
19°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 16°F
Max: 19°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Dec 19
21°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 11°F
Max: 30°F
Light breeze: 3 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 44%
Thu Dec 20
23°F
Few Clouds
Min: 12°F
Max: 33°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 74%
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 Saratoga Springs

About Saratoga Springs

The city of Saratoga Springs, NY in Saratoga County has an approximate population of 26,586. [6]

Saratoga Springs Solar Power

Saratoga Springs, NY Solar Energy

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

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