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Solar Energy in Portland, ME

Solar Energy in Portland

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Solar Panels in Portland

Solar panels in Portland that will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in Portland

The total length of the day in Portland, ME today (January 27, 2022) will be 9 hours and 43 minutes. [More]

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Portland, ME Solar Energy

Solar Power in Portland, ME

Solar Energy Data in Portland, ME

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Solar Energy Analysis for Portland, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Portland

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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 Portland

Solar Radiation Data in Portland, ME

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Solar Radiation Analysis for Portland, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Portland

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

Solar Power Levels in Portland

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Solar Power: Portland vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Portland solar radiation levels compare to average levels in a city with historcially high levels (NV) and a city with historically low levels (WA). [1]

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Solar Data & Statistics for Portland

Sunrise / Sunset in Portland

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 27, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:02 am
    • Sunset: 3:45 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:43
Solar Energy Statistics for Portland

Best Months for Solar in Portland

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Solar Panel Installs in Portland

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Solar Power Output in Portland

The Power of Solar in Portland, ME

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

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Solar Output Analysis for Portland, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Portland

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Cost of Utilities in Portland

Portland Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Portland averaged 18.21 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in November 2021, which was about 29% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.11¢/kWh in November. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Portland

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Portland Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Maine averaged $0.00 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2021, which was approximately 100% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.48 per Mcf in September. [4]

Weather Forecast for Portland, ME [5]

Thu Jan 27
9°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 2°F
Max: 24°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 67%
Cloud cover: 31%
Fri Jan 28
29°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 21°F
Max: 32°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jan 29
14°F
Snow
Min: 13°F
Max: 20°F
Strong breeze: 26 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Jan 30
13°F
Light Snow
Min: 5°F
Max: 21°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 1%
Mon Jan 31
20°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 9°F
Max: 27°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 67%
Cloud cover: 4%
Tue Feb 1
28°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 16°F
Max: 35°F
Light breeze: 7 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 86%
Cloud cover: 92%

More about Portland

About Portland

The city of Portland, ME in Cumberland County has an approximate population of 66,194. [6]

Portland Solar Power

Portland, ME Solar Energy

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