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Solar Energy in Bangor, ME

Solar Energy in Bangor

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Solar Panels in Bangor

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Bangor

The total length of the day in Bangor, ME today (April 06, 2020) will be 13 hours and 05 minutes. [More]

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Bangor, ME Solar Energy

Solar Power in Bangor, ME

Solar Energy Data in Bangor, ME

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Bangor, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Bangor

Based on historical Bangor, 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 Bangor. [1]

Bangor has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.64 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 6% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.86 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Bangor that are always titled at the latitude of Bangor (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.38 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.64 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.86 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 Bangor

Solar Radiation Data in Bangor, ME

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Bangor, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Bangor

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

Solar Power Levels in Bangor

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Bangor

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 06, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 10:04 am
    • Sunset: 11:10 pm
    • Solar Noon: 4:37 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:05
Solar Energy Statistics for Bangor

Best Months for Solar in Bangor

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: August (5.37 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: August (4.81 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.62 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Bangor

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

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

Solar Power Output in Bangor

The Power of Solar in Bangor, ME

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Bangor, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Bangor

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Cost of Utilities in Bangor

Bangor Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Bangor averaged 16.79 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in January 2020, which was about 31% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.79¢/kWh in January. [3]

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Bangor Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Maine averaged $13.70 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in January 2020, which was approximately 44% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.52 per Mcf in January. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Bangor

Solar Energy Contractors in Bangor

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Bangor, ME.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Bangor

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Bangor, ME.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Bangor

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Bangor, ME.

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Weather Forecast for Bangor, ME [5]

Mon Apr 6
44°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 35°F
Max: 50°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 2%
Tue Apr 7
44°F
Light Rain
Min: 30°F
Max: 47°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 69%
Wed Apr 8
48°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 28°F
Max: 48°F
Setting: 0 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 86%
Thu Apr 9
40°F
Heavy Snow
Min: 26°F
Max: 40°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 92%
Fri Apr 10
34°F
Snow
Min: 29°F
Max: 37°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 91%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Apr 11
38°F
Light Snow
Min: 27°F
Max: 41°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 77%
Cloud cover: 23%

More about Bangor

About Bangor

The city of Bangor, ME in Penobscot County has an approximate population of 33,039. [6]

Bangor Solar Power

Bangor, ME Solar Energy

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

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Solar cells convert sunlight into electricity through a physical process known as the photovoltaic effect.

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