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Solar Energy in Bedford, PA

Solar Energy in Bedford

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Bedford with an average of 5.61 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Bedford

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Bedford

The total length of the day in Bedford, PA today (October 17, 2018) will be 11 hours and 03 minutes. [More]

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Bedford, PA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Bedford, PA

Solar Energy Data in Bedford, PA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Bedford, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Bedford

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

Bedford has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.81 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 8% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.53 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Bedford that are always titled at the latitude of Bedford (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.39 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.81 kWh/m2/day and approximately 24% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.53 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 Bedford

Solar Radiation Data in Bedford, PA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Bedford, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Bedford

Bedford, PA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.52 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Bedford is June with an average of 5.61 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.6 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.32 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Bedford (Pennsylvania) are December with an average of 2.57 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.04 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.42 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Bedford

The average monthly solar radiation level in Bedford, PA, of 4.52 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 21% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 32% 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 Bedford 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 Bedford

Sunrise / Sunset in Bedford

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 17, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:27 am
    • Sunset: 6:31 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:59 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:03
Solar Energy Statistics for Bedford

Best Months for Solar in Bedford

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.61 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: June (5.22 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.12 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (5.79 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Bedford

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the borough of Bedford, PA at this current time.

However, Bedford is in Bedford County and Bedford County has at least 18 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Bedford

The Power of Solar in Bedford, PA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Bedford, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Bedford

Bedford (PA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5260.54 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Bedford is July with an average of 527.22 kWhac, followed by June at 516.15 kWhac and May at 513.72 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Bedford (Pennsylvania) are December with an average of 273.18 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 304.12 kWhac and January at 357.67 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Bedford

Bedford Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Bedford averaged 13.96 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2018, which was about 6% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.12¢/kWh in July. [3]

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Bedford Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Pennsylvania averaged $19.76 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in July 2018, which was approximately 11% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.88 per Mcf in July. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Bedford

Solar Energy Contractors in Bedford

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Bedford, PA.

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in Bedford

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Bedford, PA.

Sorry, no local business selling solar equipment were found.

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

Energy Conservation Consultants in Bedford

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Bedford, PA.

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Weather Forecast for Bedford, PA [5]

Wed Oct 17
54°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 43°F
Max: 54°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Oct 18
40°F
Light Rain
Min: 36°F
Max: 45°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 48%
Fri Oct 19
46°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 29°F
Max: 53°F
Light breeze: 3 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Oct 20
47°F
Snow
Min: 33°F
Max: 47°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 42%
Sun Oct 21
39°F
Snow
Min: 33°F
Max: 39°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 73%
Mon Oct 22
47°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 36°F
Max: 47°F
: 7 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 51%

More about Bedford

About Bedford

The borough of Bedford, PA in Bedford County has an approximate population of 2,841. [6]

Bedford Solar Power

Bedford, PA Solar Energy

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

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