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Solar Energy in Caribou, ME

Solar Energy in Caribou

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Caribou with an average of 5.59 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Caribou

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Caribou

The total length of the day in Caribou, ME today (May 27, 2022) will be 15 hours and 29 minutes. [More]

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Caribou, ME Solar Energy

Solar Power in Caribou, ME

Solar Energy Data in Caribou, ME

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Caribou, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Caribou

Based on historical Caribou, 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 Caribou. [1]

Caribou has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.48 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 10% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.85 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Caribou that are always titled at the latitude of Caribou (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.18 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.48 kWh/m2/day and approximately 9% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.85 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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 Caribou

Solar Radiation Data in Caribou, ME

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Caribou, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Caribou

Caribou, ME has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.35 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Caribou is April with an average of 5.59 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.53 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.5 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Caribou (Maine) are November with an average of 2.5 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 2.51 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.23 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Caribou

The average monthly solar radiation level in Caribou, ME, of 4.35 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 11% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 34% less than the average level of 6.61 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: Caribou vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Caribou

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 27, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 3:44 am
    • Sunset: 7:13 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:29
Solar Energy Statistics for Caribou

Best Months for Solar in Caribou

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (5.59 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (5.21 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (5.19 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (5.7 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Caribou

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Solar Power Output in Caribou

The Power of Solar in Caribou, ME

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Caribou, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Caribou

Caribou (ME) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5015.39 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Caribou is April with an average of 530.6 kWhac, followed by July at 513.32 kWhac and August at 510.73 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Caribou (Maine) are November with an average of 248.17 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 262.64 kWhac and October at 338.48 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Caribou

Caribou Electricity Costs

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Caribou Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Caribou, ME [5]

Sat May 28
70°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 47°F
Max: 70°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun May 29
68°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 45°F
Max: 71°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 51%
Mon May 30
60°F
Light Rain
Min: 45°F
Max: 60°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 82%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue May 31
55°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 37°F
Max: 61°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 62%
Wed Jun 1
58°F
Light Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 64°F
Light breeze: 5 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 56%
Thu Jun 2
55°F
Light Rain
Min: 51°F
Max: 56°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Caribou

About Caribou

The city of Caribou, ME in Aroostook County has an approximate population of 8,189. [6]

Caribou Solar Power

Caribou, ME Solar Energy

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

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