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Solar Energy in Fayette City, PA

Solar Energy in Fayette City

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

Solar Panels in Fayette City

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Fayette City

The total length of the day in Fayette City, PA today (December 16, 2018) will be 09 hours and 19 minutes. [More]

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Fayette City, PA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Fayette City, PA

Solar Energy Data in Fayette City, PA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Fayette City, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Fayette City

Based on historical Fayette City, 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 Fayette City. [1]

Fayette City has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.86 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 11% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.47 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Fayette City that are always titled at the latitude of Fayette City (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.4 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.86 kWh/m2/day and approximately 27% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.47 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 Fayette City

Solar Radiation Data in Fayette City, PA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Fayette City.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Fayette City, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Fayette City

Fayette City, 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 Fayette City 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 Fayette City (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: Fayette City vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Fayette City

The average monthly solar radiation level in Fayette City, 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 Fayette City 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 Fayette City

Sunrise / Sunset in Fayette City

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 16, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:35 am
    • Sunset: 5:55 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:15 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:19
Solar Energy Statistics for Fayette City

Best Months for Solar in Fayette City

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.42 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.41 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.24 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (5.88 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Fayette City

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

However, Fayette City is in Fayette County and Fayette County has at least 24 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Fayette City

The Power of Solar in Fayette City, PA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Fayette City, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Fayette City

Fayette City (PA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 4860.02 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Fayette City is August with an average of 516.2 kWhac, followed by May at 506.59 kWhac and July at 504.1 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Fayette City (Pennsylvania) are December with an average of 197.42 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 264.46 kWhac and January at 282.55 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Fayette City

Fayette City Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Fayette City 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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Fayette City 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 Fayette City

Solar Energy Contractors in Fayette City

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Fayette City

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Fayette City

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

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Weather Forecast for Fayette City, PA [5]

Sat Dec 15
45°F
Light Rain
Min: 45°F
Max: 45°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 96%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Dec 16
44°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 44°F
: 3 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 92%
Mon Dec 17
34°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 30°F
Max: 34°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 48%
Tue Dec 18
33°F
Light Snow
Min: 18°F
Max: 33°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 53%
Wed Dec 19
40°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 18°F
Max: 40°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 58%
Thu Dec 20
38°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 23°F
Max: 38°F
Light breeze: 3 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 94%

More about Fayette City

About Fayette City

The borough of Fayette City, PA in Fayette County has an approximate population of 596. [6]

Fayette City Solar Power

Fayette City, PA Solar Energy

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

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