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Solar Energy in Augusta, ME

Solar Energy in Augusta

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Solar Panels in Augusta

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Augusta

The total length of the day in Augusta, ME today (July 08, 2020) will be 15 hours and 20 minutes. [More]

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Augusta, ME Solar Energy

Solar Power in Augusta, ME

Solar Energy Data in Augusta, ME

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Augusta, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Augusta

Based on historical Augusta, ME data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in Augusta. [1]

Augusta has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.72 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 6% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.96 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Augusta that are always titled at the latitude of Augusta (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.48 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.72 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.96 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 Augusta

Solar Radiation Data in Augusta, ME

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Augusta, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Augusta

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Solar Power Comparison: Augusta vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Augusta

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Augusta 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 Augusta

Sunrise / Sunset in Augusta

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 08, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:04 am
    • Sunset: 12:24 am
    • Solar Noon: 4:44 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:20
Solar Energy Statistics for Augusta

Best Months for Solar in Augusta

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: August (5.48 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: August (4.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.73 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Augusta

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

However, Augusta is in Kennebec County and Kennebec County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Augusta

The Power of Solar in Augusta, ME

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Augusta, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Augusta

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Cost of Utilities in Augusta

Augusta Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Augusta averaged 16.80 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2020, which was about 27% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.28¢/kWh in April. [3]

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Augusta Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Maine averaged $13.41 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2020, which was approximately 26% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $10.68 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Augusta, ME [5]

Wed Jul 8
76°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 78°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 99%
Thu Jul 9
86°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 66°F
Max: 93°F
Calm: 2 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 37%
Fri Jul 10
79°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 82°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 71%
Cloud cover: 95%
Sat Jul 11
69°F
Light Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 84°F
Light breeze: 5 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 94%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Jul 12
88°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 68°F
Max: 93°F
Calm: 3 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 85%
Mon Jul 13
87°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 65°F
Max: 90°F
Calm: 2 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 99%

More about Augusta

About Augusta

The city of Augusta, ME in Kennebec County has an approximate population of 19,136. [6]

Augusta Solar Power

Augusta, ME Solar Energy

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

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