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Solar Energy in Palo Alto, PA

Solar Energy in Palo Alto

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Palo Alto with an average of 5.57 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Palo Alto

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Palo Alto

The total length of the day in Palo Alto, PA today (December 10, 2018) will be 09 hours and 19 minutes. [More]

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Palo Alto, PA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Palo Alto, PA

Solar Energy Data in Palo Alto, PA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Palo Alto, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Palo Alto

Based on historical Palo Alto, 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 Palo Alto. [1]

Palo Alto has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.88 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.72 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Palo Alto that are always titled at the latitude of Palo Alto (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.51 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.88 kWh/m2/day and approximately 21% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.72 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 Palo Alto

Solar Radiation Data in Palo Alto, PA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Palo Alto.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Palo Alto, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Palo Alto

Palo Alto, PA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.43 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Palo Alto is July with an average of 5.57 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.25 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.24 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Palo Alto (Pennsylvania) are December with an average of 2.8 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 2.92 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.21 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Palo Alto vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Palo Alto

The average monthly solar radiation level in Palo Alto, PA, of 4.43 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 19% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 33% 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 Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto

Sunrise / Sunset in Palo Alto

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 10, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:18 am
    • Sunset: 5:37 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:57 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:19
Solar Energy Statistics for Palo Alto

Best Months for Solar in Palo Alto

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.57 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.39 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.88 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Palo Alto

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

However, Palo Alto is in Schuylkill County and Schuylkill County has at least 189 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Palo Alto

The Power of Solar in Palo Alto, PA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Palo Alto, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Palo Alto

Palo Alto (PA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5209.57 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Palo Alto is July with an average of 528.48 kWhac, followed by April at 510.43 kWhac and May at 509.99 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Palo Alto (Pennsylvania) are November with an average of 292.21 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 298.64 kWhac and January at 344.44 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Palo Alto

Palo Alto Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Palo Alto 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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Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto

Solar Energy Contractors in Palo Alto

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Palo Alto

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Palo Alto

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

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Weather Forecast for Palo Alto, PA [5]

Mon Dec 10
28°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 15°F
Max: 34°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 77%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Dec 11
23°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 9°F
Max: 31°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 8%
Wed Dec 12
28°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 18°F
Max: 35°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Dec 13
30°F
Light Snow
Min: 15°F
Max: 30°F
Light breeze: 3 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 71%
Fri Dec 14
45°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 25°F
Max: 57°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 99%
Sat Dec 15
56°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 32°F
Max: 60°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 37%

More about Palo Alto

About Palo Alto

The borough of Palo Alto, PA in Schuylkill County has an approximate population of 1,032. [6]

Palo Alto Solar Power

Palo Alto, PA Solar Energy

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

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