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Solar Energy in Gardiner, ME

Solar Energy in Gardiner

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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 (July 08, 2020) will be 15 hours and 19 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]

* 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 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

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

Solar Power Levels in Gardiner

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Solar Power: 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 July 08, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:04 am
    • Sunset: 12:24 am
    • Solar Noon: 4:44 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:19
Solar Energy Statistics for Gardiner

Best Months for Solar in Gardiner

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

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

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

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

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Cost of Utilities in Gardiner

Gardiner Electricity Costs

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

Wed Jul 8
76°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 63°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 67%
Cloud cover: 85%
Thu Jul 9
88°F
Few Clouds
Min: 65°F
Max: 93°F
Calm: 1 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 12%
Fri Jul 10
82°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 64°F
Max: 83°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 5%
Sat Jul 11
67°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 70°F
Light breeze: 7 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 98%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Jul 12
83°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 68°F
Max: 90°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Jul 13
80°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 62°F
Max: 85°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 49%

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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