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Solar Energy in Donegal, PA

Solar Energy in Donegal

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Donegal with an average of 5.42 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Donegal

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Donegal

The total length of the day in Donegal, PA today (February 19, 2019) will be 10 hours and 53 minutes. [More]

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Donegal, PA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Donegal, PA

Solar Energy Data in Donegal, PA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Donegal, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Donegal

Based on historical Donegal, 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 Donegal. [1]

Donegal has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.77 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 12% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.36 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Donegal that are always titled at the latitude of Donegal (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.28 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.77 kWh/m2/day and approximately 27% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.36 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 Donegal

Solar Radiation Data in Donegal, PA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Donegal, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Donegal

Donegal, PA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.15 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Donegal is August with an average of 5.42 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.41 kWh/m2/day and July at 5.27 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Donegal (Pennsylvania) are December with an average of 1.87 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 2.63 kWh/m2/day and January at 2.64 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Donegal

The average monthly solar radiation level in Donegal, PA, of 4.15 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 11% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 37% 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 Donegal 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 Donegal

Sunrise / Sunset in Donegal

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 19, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:04 pm
    • Sunset: 10:58 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:31 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:53
Solar Energy Statistics for Donegal

Best Months for Solar in Donegal

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.42 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.32 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.16 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (5.78 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Donegal

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

However, Donegal is in Westmoreland County and Westmoreland County has at least 82 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Donegal

The Power of Solar in Donegal, PA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Donegal, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Donegal

Donegal (PA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 4859.9 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Donegal is August with an average of 516.17 kWhac, followed by May at 506.55 kWhac and July at 504.06 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Donegal (Pennsylvania) are December with an average of 197.43 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 264.47 kWhac and January at 282.57 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Donegal

Donegal Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Donegal averaged 13.93 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in November 2018, which was about 8% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.95¢/kWh in November. [3]

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Donegal Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Pennsylvania averaged $10.32 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in November 2018, which was approximately 9% 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 Donegal

Solar Energy Contractors in Donegal

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Donegal

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Donegal

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

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Weather Forecast for Donegal, PA [5]

Tue Feb 19
27°F
Few Clouds
Min: 18°F
Max: 27°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 12%
Wed Feb 20
27°F
Snow
Min: 23°F
Max: 39°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 85%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Feb 21
40°F
Light Rain
Min: 27°F
Max: 41°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 69%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Feb 22
35°F
Light Snow
Min: 17°F
Max: 35°F
Light breeze: 3 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Feb 23
40°F
Light Rain
Min: 15°F
Max: 40°F
: 3 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 57%
Sun Feb 24
56°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 32°F
Max: 56°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Donegal

About Donegal

The borough of Donegal, PA in Westmoreland County has an approximate population of 120. [6]

Donegal Solar Power

Donegal, PA Solar Energy

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

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