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Solar Energy in Biddeford, ME

Solar Energy in Biddeford

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Solar Panels in Biddeford

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Biddeford

The total length of the day in Biddeford, ME today (April 21, 2021) will be 13 hours and 45 minutes. [More]

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Biddeford, ME Solar Energy

Solar Power in Biddeford, ME

Solar Energy Data in Biddeford, ME

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Biddeford, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Biddeford

Based on historical Biddeford, 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 Biddeford. [1]

Biddeford has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.86 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 8% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.19 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Biddeford that are always titled at the latitude of Biddeford (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.67 kWh/m2/day, or about 21% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.86 kWh/m2/day and approximately 11% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.19 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 Biddeford

Solar Radiation Data in Biddeford, ME

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Biddeford, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Biddeford

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

Solar Power Levels in Biddeford

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Biddeford

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 21, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:47 am
    • Sunset: 11:32 pm
    • Solar Noon: 4:40 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:45
Solar Energy Statistics for Biddeford

Best Months for Solar in Biddeford

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: August (5.59 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (5.12 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.96 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Biddeford

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

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

Solar Power Output in Biddeford

The Power of Solar in Biddeford, ME

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Biddeford, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Biddeford

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Cost of Utilities in Biddeford

Biddeford Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Biddeford averaged 16.50 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in January 2021, which was about 30% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.69¢/kWh in January. [3]

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Biddeford Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Maine averaged $14.27 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in January 2021, which was approximately 47% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.74 per Mcf in January. [4]

Weather Forecast for Biddeford, ME [5]

Wed Apr 21
58°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 40°F
Max: 58°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 67%
Cloud cover: 71%
Thu Apr 22
40°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 33°F
Max: 41°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 98%
Fri Apr 23
47°F
Few Clouds
Min: 34°F
Max: 53°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 24%
Sat Apr 24
60°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 43°F
Max: 63°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 4%
Sun Apr 25
47°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 46°F
Max: 50°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 94%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Apr 26
53°F
Light Rain
Min: 45°F
Max: 55°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 7%

More about Biddeford

About Biddeford

The city of Biddeford, ME in York County has an approximate population of 21,277. [6]

Biddeford Solar Power

Biddeford, ME Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Biddeford, ME, or for more solar-related resources for Biddeford, 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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