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Solar Energy in Saint Marys, PA

Solar Energy in Saint Marys

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Saint Marys with an average of 5.48 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Saint Marys

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Saint Marys

The total length of the day in Saint Marys, PA today (September 19, 2017) will be 12 hours and 16 minutes. [More]

Saint Marys, PA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Saint Marys, PA

Solar Energy Data in Saint Marys, PA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Saint Marys, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Saint Marys

Based on historical Saint Marys, 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 Saint Marys. [1]

Saint Marys has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.69 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 8% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.41 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Saint Marys that are always titled at the latitude of Saint Marys (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.23 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.69 kWh/m2/day and approximately 24% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.41 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.

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Solar Radiation Levels in Saint Marys

Solar Radiation Data in Saint Marys, PA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Saint Marys.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Saint Marys, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Saint Marys

Saint Marys, PA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.17 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Saint Marys is July with an average of 5.48 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.4 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.11 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Saint Marys (Pennsylvania) are December with an average of 2.18 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 2.67 kWh/m2/day and January at 2.73 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Power Comparison: Saint Marys vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Saint Marys

The average monthly solar radiation level in Saint Marys, PA, of 4.17 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 12% 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 Saint Marys 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).

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Solar Data & Statistics for Saint Marys

Sunrise / Sunset in Saint Marys

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 19, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:59 am
    • Sunset: 7:15 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:07 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:16
Solar Energy Statistics for Saint Marys

Best Months for Solar in Saint Marys

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.48 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.22 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (4.18 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.65 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Saint Marys

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

However, Saint Marys is in Elk County and Elk County has at least 5 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Saint Marys

The Power of Solar in Saint Marys, PA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Saint Marys, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Saint Marys

Saint Marys (PA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 4962.71 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Saint Marys is July with an average of 532.05 kWhac, followed by June at 508.04 kWhac and May at 506.35 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Saint Marys (Pennsylvania) are December with an average of 237.31 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 267.15 kWhac and January at 297.2 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Saint Marys

Saint Marys Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Saint Marys averaged 14.52 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2017, which was about 10% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.22¢/kWh in June. [3]

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Saint Marys Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Pennsylvania averaged $16.82 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2017, which was approximately 5% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.98 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Saint Marys

Solar Energy Contractors in Saint Marys

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Saint Marys

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Saint Marys

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

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Weather Forecast for Saint Marys, PA [5]

Tue Sep 19
75°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 76°F
Light breeze: 3 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Sep 20
78°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 78°F
: 3 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Sep 21
79°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 79°F
Light breeze: 3 mps
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Sep 22
80°F
Light Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 80°F
Light breeze: 3 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Sep 23
82°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Sep 24
79°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 61°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Saint Marys

About Saint Marys

The city of Saint Marys, PA in Elk County has an approximate population of 13,070. [6]

Saint Marys Solar Power

Saint Marys, PA Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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