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Solar Energy in Scottdale, PA

Solar Energy in Scottdale

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

Solar Panels in Scottdale

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Scottdale

The total length of the day in Scottdale, PA today (December 10, 2018) will be 09 hours and 22 minutes. [More]

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Scottdale, PA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Scottdale, PA

Solar Energy Data in Scottdale, PA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Scottdale, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Scottdale

Based on historical Scottdale, 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 Scottdale. [1]

Scottdale has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.81 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 12% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.4 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Scottdale that are always titled at the latitude of Scottdale (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.33 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.81 kWh/m2/day and approximately 27% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.4 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 Scottdale

Solar Radiation Data in Scottdale, PA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Scottdale, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Scottdale

Scottdale, 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 Scottdale 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 Scottdale (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: Scottdale vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Scottdale

The average monthly solar radiation level in Scottdale, 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 Scottdale 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 Scottdale

Sunrise / Sunset in Scottdale

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 10, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:30 am
    • Sunset: 5:52 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:11 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:22
Solar Energy Statistics for Scottdale

Best Months for Solar in Scottdale

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.42 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.36 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.19 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (5.85 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Scottdale

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

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

Solar Power Output in Scottdale

The Power of Solar in Scottdale, PA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Scottdale, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Scottdale

Scottdale (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 Scottdale 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 Scottdale (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 Scottdale

Scottdale Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Scottdale 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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Scottdale 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 Scottdale

Solar Energy Contractors in Scottdale

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Scottdale

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Scottdale

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

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Weather Forecast for Scottdale, PA [5]

Mon Dec 10
32°F
Light Snow
Min: 11°F
Max: 32°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 67%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Dec 11
31°F
Light Snow
Min: 11°F
Max: 32°F
: 7 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Dec 12
35°F
Few Clouds
Min: 15°F
Max: 36°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 12%
Thu Dec 13
34°F
Light Rain
Min: 22°F
Max: 34°F
Light breeze: 3 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 93%
Fri Dec 14
36°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 23°F
Max: 58°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Dec 15
37°F
Snow
Min: 30°F
Max: 50°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 13%

More about Scottdale

About Scottdale

The borough of Scottdale, PA in Westmoreland County has an approximate population of 4,384. [6]

Scottdale Solar Power

Scottdale, PA Solar Energy

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

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