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Solar Power in 20685 (Saint Leonard, MD)

Solar Energy in 20685

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Solar Panels in 20685

Solar panels in 20685 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 20685

The total length of the day in 20685 (Saint Leonard, MD) today (May 17, 2021) will be 14 hours and 20 minutes. [More]

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20685 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 20685 (Saint Leonard, MD)

Solar Energy Data for 20685

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 20685.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 20685

Solar Radiation Data in 20685

Based on historical 20685 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 20685. [1]

The region associated with 20685 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.18 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.11 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 20685 that are always titled at the latitude of Saint Leonard (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.84 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.18 kWh/m2/day and approximately 18% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.11 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 20685

Solar Radiation Data in 20685

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 20685

Solar Radiation Data in 20685

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Solar Power Comparison: 20685 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 20685

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Solar Power: 20685 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 20685 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 20685

Sunrise / Sunset in 20685

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 17, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:51 am
    • Sunset: 12:12 am
    • Solar Noon: 5:02 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:20
Solar Energy Statistics for 20685

Best Months for Solar in 20685

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.7 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.84 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.17 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 20685

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in 20685 at this current time.

However, 20685 is in Calvert County and Calvert County (MD) has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in 20685

The Power of Solar in 20685

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 20685. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 20685. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 20685

Solar Radiation Data in 20685

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Weather Forecast for 20685 [5]

Mon May 17
64°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 53°F
Max: 66°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 90%
Tue May 18
68°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 53°F
Max: 69°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed May 19
72°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 72°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 79%
Thu May 20
76°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 59°F
Max: 76°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri May 21
74°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 61°F
Max: 74°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 78%
Sat May 22
74°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 74°F
Light breeze: 4 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 83%

More about 20685

About 20685

The ZIP code 20685 is associated with the city of Saint Leonard in Calvert County in Maryland.

20685 Solar Power

20685 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 20685, 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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