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Solar Power in 20646 (La Plata, MD)

Solar Energy in 20646

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Solar Panels in 20646

Solar panels in 20646 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 20646

The total length of the day in 20646 (La Plata, MD) today (September 23, 2020) will be 12 hours and 04 minutes. [More]

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20646 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 20646 (La Plata, MD)

Solar Energy Data for 20646

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 20646.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 20646

Solar Radiation Data in 20646

Based on historical 20646 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 20646. [1]

The region associated with 20646 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.21 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.27 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 20646 that are always titled at the latitude of La Plata (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.92 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.21 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.27 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 20646

Solar Radiation Data in 20646

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 20646

Solar Radiation Data in 20646

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Solar Power Comparison: 20646 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 20646

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Solar Power: 20646 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 20646 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 20646

Sunrise / Sunset in 20646

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 23, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 10:57 am
    • Sunset: 11:02 pm
    • Solar Noon: 4:59 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:04
Solar Energy Statistics for 20646

Best Months for Solar in 20646

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.67 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.83 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.18 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 20646

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in 20646 at this current time.

However, 20646 is in Charles County and Charles County (MD) has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in 20646

The Power of Solar in 20646

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 20646. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 20646. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 20646

Solar Radiation Data in 20646

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Weather Forecast for 20646 [5]

Wed Sep 23
73°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 52°F
Max: 75°F
Light breeze: 5 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Sep 24
72°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 58°F
Max: 78°F
Calm: 2 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Sep 25
67°F
Light Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 70°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Sep 26
70°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 62°F
Max: 78°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 82%
Cloud cover: 91%
Sun Sep 27
79°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 67°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 71%
Cloud cover: 31%
Mon Sep 28
72°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 72°F
Light breeze: 7 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 88%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about 20646

About 20646

The ZIP code 20646 is associated with the city of La Plata in Charles County in Maryland.

20646 Solar Power

20646 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 20646, or for more solar-related resources for MD, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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