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Solar Power in 20640 (Indian Head, MD)

Solar Energy in 20640

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 20640 with an average of 5.64 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 20640

Solar panels in 20640 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 20640

The total length of the day in 20640 (Indian Head, MD) today (July 01, 2022) will be 14 hours and 49 minutes. [More]

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20640 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 20640 (Indian Head, MD)

Solar Energy Data for 20640

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 20640.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 20640

Solar Radiation Data in 20640

Based on historical 20640 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 20640. [1]

The region associated with 20640 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.19 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.22 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 20640 that are always titled at the latitude of Indian Head (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.89 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.19 kWh/m2/day and approximately 16% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.22 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 20640

Solar Radiation Data in 20640

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 20640.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 20640

Solar Radiation Data in 20640

The region associated with 20640 has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.97 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 20640 is July with an average of 5.64 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.61 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 20640 are December with an average of 3.77 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.03 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.17 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 20640 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 20640

The average monthly solar radiation level in 20640, of 4.97 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 26% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 25% 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: 20640 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 20640 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 20640

Sunrise / Sunset in 20640

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 01, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:48 am
    • Sunset: 8:37 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:49
Solar Energy Statistics for 20640

Best Months for Solar in 20640

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.64 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.69 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.79 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.17 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 20640

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 20640 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 20640

The Power of Solar in 20640

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 20640. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 20640. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 20640

Solar Radiation Data in 20640

20640 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5539.79 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 20640 is July with an average of 511.64 kWhac, followed by August at 505.38 kWhac and March at 505.17 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 20640 are December with an average of 375.68 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 388.83 kWhac and January at 409.48 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 20640 [5]

Fri Jul 1
92°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 93°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 20%
Sat Jul 2
91°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 93°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 88%
Sun Jul 3
88°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 68°F
Max: 88°F
Light breeze: 5 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 95%
Mon Jul 4
84°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 66°F
Max: 86°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 37%
Tue Jul 5
78°F
Light Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 78°F
Light breeze: 6 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 86%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Jul 6
86°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 89°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 97%

More about 20640

About 20640

The ZIP code 20640 is associated with the city of Indian Head in Charles County in Maryland.

20640 Solar Power

20640 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 20640, or for more solar-related resources for MD, check out 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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