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Boston Electricity Rates

^ Boston, MA electricity rates recently averaged 19.94¢/kWh -- an estimated 51 percent more than the average national rate. [More]

Boston Solar Energy

^ Solar energy output in Boston, MA is an estimated 23 percent higher than average solar energy in a low-output area of the nation. [More]

Boston Natural Gas Rates

^ Boston, MA natural gas rates recently averaged 15.92$/Mcf -- an estimated 12 percent less than the national average rate. [More]

Energy in Boston, MA

Energy in Boston, MA

Boston, MA Electricity Rates

August 2017

In the most recent month of electricity data, August 2017, Boston's average rate of 19.94¢/kWh -- a difference of about +51% from the U.S. average of 13.19¢/kWh that month.[1]

Boston Electricty, Year Over Year

Year over year in Boston (MA), electricity rates increased an estimated 9 percent -- from 18.34¢/kWh (August 2016) to 19.94¢/kWh (August 2017).[1]

August 2016

In August 2016, the average electricity rate in Boston (Massachusetts) of 18.34¢/kWh -- a difference of about +42% from the United States average of 12.90¢/kWh that month.[1]

Boston Electricity Statistics

Boston Electricity Rates

Average electricity rates in Boston, MA in August 2017 were 19.94¢/kWh -- an estimated 51 percent more than average rates that same month in the nation as a whole. [1]


→ Any electricity rate value listed as 0 (zero) signifies temporarily missing data.
→ ¢/kWh = cents per kilowatthour

Electricity: Boston versus U.S. Averages

Comparison of Boston electricity rates versus national average rates. [1]

→ Any electricty rate value listed as 0 (zero) signifies temporarily missing data.

Boston, MA Solar Energy

Solar: Boston vs. Nevada

The average amount of solar radition in Boston (measured on a monthly basis) is 30 percent lower than an area of the U.S. (Nevada) with historically high levels of solar radiation.[2]

Solar Power Output in Boston

August is historically the month that will have the highest solar output (AC) values in Boston -- averaging an estimated 573 kWhac. December typically has the lowest output (320 kWhac).[2]

Solar: Boston vs. Washington

The average amount of solar radition in Boston (measured monthly) is 23 percent higher than an area of the U.S. (Washington) with historically low levels of solar radiation.[2]

Boston Solar Energy Statistics

Solar Energy in Boston, MA

The average monthly solar radiation level in Boston, MA is 4.59 kilowatt hours per square meter per day(kWh/m2/day). See the chart below for monthly comparisons.[2]

→ Any solar value listed as 0 (zero) signifies temporarily missing data.
→ kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day

Solar Power in Boston, MA

The average monthly solar system output (AC) in Boston, MA is 5696 kilowatt hours (AC). See the visualization below for month-by-month averages in Boston.[2]

→ Any solar value listed as 0 (zero) signifies temporarily missing data.
→ kWhac = kilowatt hours (AC)

Compare Solar Quotes
Compare Solar Quotes

Boston, MA Natural Gas Rates

August 2017

In the most recent month of natural gas data, August 2017, Boston's average rate of 15.92$/Mcf -- a difference of about -12% from the U.S. average of 18.09$/Mcf that month.[3]

Boston Natural Gas, Year Over Year

On a year-over-year basis in Boston (MA), natural gas rates increased about 5 percent -- from 15.22$/Mcf (August 2016) to 15.92$/Mcf (August 2017).[3]

August 2016

In August 2016, the average electricity rate in Boston (Massachusetts) of 15.22$/Mcf -- a difference of about -14% from the United States average of 17.60$/Mcf that month.[3]

Boston Natural Gas Statistics

Residential Natural Gas Rates in Boston

Average natural gas rates in Boston, MA in August 2017 were 15.92$/Mcf -- an estimated 12 percent less than that month's average U.S. rate of 18.09$/Mcf.[3]



→ Any gas rate value listed as 0 (zero) signifies temporarily missing data.
→ $/Mcf = dollars per thousand cubic feet

Natural Gas: Boston versus U.S. Averages

Comparison of Boston natural gas rates versus national average rates.[3]

→ Any gas rate value listed as 0 (zero) signifies temporarily missing data.

Energy Companies in Boston

Electric Companies in Boston

Electric companies providing service in or near Boston, MA.

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Gas Companies in Boston

Gas companies that offer service in or near Boston, MA.


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Solar Contractors in Boston

Builders that specialize in solar energy in or near Boston, MA.

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Massachusetts Energy News

New net metering law signed in Massachusetts

New net metering law signed in MassachusettsMassachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed new comprehensive legislation into law today, bringing multiple changes to solar energy in the state.
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Rooftop solar could power 39 percent of the U.S.

Rooftop solar could power 39 percent of the U.S.The NREL recently assessed the state of solar in the U.S. and found that rooftop has the potential to power nearly two-fifths of the nation.
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Solar energy broke records in 2015

Solar energy broke records in 2015Last year was a record-breaking one for solar power generation in the U.S., and 2016 looks to have an even brighter future, the SEIA said.
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More information about Boston

About Boston

Boston (MA) is a city in Suffolk County with an estimated population of 617,594.[4]

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Boston, MA Energy

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