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Solar Energy in Gardiner, ME

Solar Energy in Gardiner

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Gardiner with an average of 5.9 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Gardiner

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Gardiner

The total length of the day in Gardiner, ME today (May 27, 2022) will be 15 hours and 10 minutes. [More]

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Gardiner, ME Solar Energy

Solar Power in Gardiner, ME

Solar Energy Data in Gardiner, ME

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Gardiner, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Gardiner

Based on historical Gardiner, 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 Gardiner. [1]

Gardiner has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.73 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 6% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.97 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Gardiner that are always titled at the latitude of Gardiner (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.49 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.73 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.97 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 Gardiner

Solar Radiation Data in Gardiner, ME

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Gardiner, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Gardiner

Gardiner, ME has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.75 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Gardiner is August with an average of 5.9 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.69 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.49 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Gardiner (Maine) are December with an average of 2.96 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.28 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.68 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Gardiner

The average monthly solar radiation level in Gardiner, ME, of 4.75 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 21% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 28% 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: Gardiner vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Gardiner

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 27, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 4:01 am
    • Sunset: 7:11 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:10
Solar Energy Statistics for Gardiner

Best Months for Solar in Gardiner

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.9 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.49 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: August (4.96 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.75 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Gardiner

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Solar Power Output in Gardiner

The Power of Solar in Gardiner, ME

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Gardiner, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Gardiner

Gardiner (ME) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5328.26 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Gardiner is August with an average of 534.14 kWhac, followed by July at 519.29 kWhac and March at 513.09 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Gardiner (Maine) are December with an average of 295.99 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 312.12 kWhac and January at 372.55 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Gardiner

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Weather Forecast for Gardiner, ME [5]

Fri May 27
77°F
Light Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 80°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 67%
Cloud cover: 58%
Sat May 28
69°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 56°F
Max: 70°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 84%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun May 29
75°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 51°F
Max: 78°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 62%
Mon May 30
79°F
Light Rain
Min: 54°F
Max: 81°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 88%
Tue May 31
51°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 49°F
Max: 69°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 86%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Jun 1
51°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 48°F
Max: 54°F
Light breeze: 6 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 87%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Gardiner

About Gardiner

The city of Gardiner, ME in Kennebec County has an approximate population of 5,800. [6]

Gardiner Solar Power

Gardiner, ME Solar Energy

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

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