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Solar Energy in Scotia, NY

Solar Energy in Scotia

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

Solar Panels in Scotia

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Scotia

The total length of the day in Scotia, NY today (February 19, 2019) will be 10 hours and 46 minutes. [More]

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Scotia, NY Solar Energy

Solar Power in Scotia, NY

Solar Energy Data in Scotia, NY

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Scotia, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Scotia

Based on historical Scotia, 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 Scotia. [1]

Scotia 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 Scotia that are always titled at the latitude of Scotia (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 Scotia

Solar Radiation Data in Scotia, NY

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Scotia, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Scotia

Scotia, 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 Scotia 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 Scotia (New York) 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: Scotia vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Scotia

The average monthly solar radiation level in Scotia, 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 Scotia 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 Scotia

Sunrise / Sunset in Scotia

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 19, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:46 am
    • Sunset: 10:32 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:09 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:46
Solar Energy Statistics for Scotia

Best Months for Solar in Scotia

  • 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 Scotia

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

However, Scotia is in Schenectady County and Schenectady County has at least 1,003 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Scotia

The Power of Solar in Scotia, NY

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Scotia, NY

Solar Radiation Data in Scotia

Scotia (NY) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5085.79 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Scotia is July with an average of 535.14 kWhac, followed by May at 533.95 kWhac and August at 520.04 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Scotia (New York) are November with an average of 243.16 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 245.41 kWhac and January at 337.38 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Scotia

Scotia Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Scotia averaged 18.17 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in November 2018, which was about 40% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.95¢/kWh in November. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Scotia

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Scotia Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in New York averaged $12.18 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in November 2018, which was approximately 29% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.43 per Mcf in November. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Scotia

Solar Energy Contractors in Scotia

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

Our search for solar contractors companies located in Scotia produced no matches.

Solar Energy Equipment in Scotia

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

Sorry, no local business selling solar equipment were found.

Our search for companies selling solar parts located in Scotia produced no matches.

Energy Conservation Consultants in Scotia

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

Sorry, no local energy conservation specialists were found.

Our search for energy conservation specialists located in Scotia produced no matches.

Weather Forecast for Scotia, NY [5]

Tue Feb 19
22°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 6°F
Max: 22°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Feb 20
26°F
Snow
Min: 7°F
Max: 26°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 92%
Thu Feb 21
49°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 30°F
Max: 49°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 8%
Fri Feb 22
36°F
Light Snow
Min: 18°F
Max: 36°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 32%
Sat Feb 23
36°F
Light Rain
Min: 20°F
Max: 36°F
: 3 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 1%
Sun Feb 24
41°F
Light Rain
Min: 29°F
Max: 41°F
: 3 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 97%

More about Scotia

About Scotia

The village of Scotia, NY in Schenectady County has an approximate population of 7,729. [6]

Scotia Solar Power

Scotia, NY Solar Energy

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

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