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Solar Energy in Cochranton, PA

Solar Energy in Cochranton

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Cochranton with an average of 5.2 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Cochranton

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Cochranton

The total length of the day in Cochranton, PA today (December 15, 2018) will be 09 hours and 10 minutes. [More]

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Cochranton, PA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Cochranton, PA

Solar Energy Data in Cochranton, PA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Cochranton, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Cochranton

Based on historical Cochranton, 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 Cochranton. [1]

Cochranton has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.74 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 9% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.42 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Cochranton that are always titled at the latitude of Cochranton (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.24 kWh/m2/day, or about 13% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.74 kWh/m2/day and approximately 24% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.42 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 Cochranton

Solar Radiation Data in Cochranton, PA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Cochranton, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Cochranton

Cochranton, PA has a average annual solar radiation value of 3.87 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Cochranton is July with an average of 5.2 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.2 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.19 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Cochranton (Pennsylvania) are December with an average of 1.91 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 2.13 kWh/m2/day and November at 2.23 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Cochranton

The average monthly solar radiation level in Cochranton, PA, of 3.87 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 4% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 41% 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 Cochranton 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 Cochranton

Sunrise / Sunset in Cochranton

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 15, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:40 am
    • Sunset: 5:51 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:16 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:10
Solar Energy Statistics for Cochranton

Best Months for Solar in Cochranton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.2 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.44 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.49 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.87 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Cochranton

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

However, Cochranton is in Crawford County and Crawford County has at least 19 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Cochranton

The Power of Solar in Cochranton, PA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Cochranton, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Cochranton

Cochranton (PA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 4572.26 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Cochranton is August with an average of 500.45 kWhac, followed by July at 497.29 kWhac and May at 486.79 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Cochranton (Pennsylvania) are December with an average of 204.2 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 224.16 kWhac and January at 231.6 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Cochranton

Cochranton Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Cochranton averaged 13.76 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2018, which was about 6% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.01¢/kWh in September. [3]

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Cochranton Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Pennsylvania averaged $19.34 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2018, which was approximately 12% 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 Cochranton

Solar Energy Contractors in Cochranton

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Cochranton

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Cochranton

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

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Weather Forecast for Cochranton, PA [5]

Sat Dec 15
40°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 40°F
Max: 40°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 99%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Dec 16
39°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 34°F
Max: 39°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 92%
Mon Dec 17
33°F
Light Snow
Min: 29°F
Max: 33°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 76%
Cloud cover: 76%
Tue Dec 18
34°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 22°F
Max: 34°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Dec 19
37°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 23°F
Max: 37°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 20%
Thu Dec 20
42°F
Light Rain
Min: 29°F
Max: 42°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 72%

More about Cochranton

About Cochranton

The borough of Cochranton, PA in Crawford County has an approximate population of 1,136. [6]

Cochranton Solar Power

Cochranton, PA Solar Energy

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

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