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Solar Energy in Caribou, ME

Solar Energy in Caribou

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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 (July 12, 2020) will be 15 hours and 33 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]

* 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 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

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

Solar Power Levels in Caribou

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Solar Power: 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 July 12, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:51 am
    • Sunset: 12:24 am
    • Solar Noon: 4:37 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:33
Solar Energy Statistics for Caribou

Best Months for Solar in Caribou

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • 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

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

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

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

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Cost of Utilities in Caribou

Caribou Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Caribou 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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Caribou 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 Caribou, ME [5]

Sun Jul 12
78°F
Light Rain
Min: 67°F
Max: 78°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 1%
Mon Jul 13
71°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 60°F
Max: 74°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 71%
Cloud cover: 95%
Tue Jul 14
66°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 66°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 44%
Wed Jul 15
66°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 51°F
Max: 72°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jul 16
66°F
Few Clouds
Min: 44°F
Max: 72°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 24%
Fri Jul 17
61°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 70°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 92%
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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