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Solar Power in 20715 (Bowie, MD)

Solar Energy in 20715

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 20715 with an average of 5.87 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 20715

Solar panels in 20715 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 20715

The total length of the day in 20715 (Bowie, MD) today (May 19, 2022) will be 14 hours and 26 minutes. [More]

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20715 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 20715 (Bowie, MD)

Solar Energy Data for 20715

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 20715.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 20715

Solar Radiation Data in 20715

Based on historical 20715 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 20715. [1]

The region associated with 20715 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.15 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.16 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 20715 that are always titled at the latitude of Bowie (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.86 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.15 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.16 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 20715

Solar Radiation Data in 20715

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 20715.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 20715

Solar Radiation Data in 20715

The region associated with 20715 has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.05 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 20715 is July with an average of 5.87 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.71 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.68 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 20715 are December with an average of 3.7 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.07 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.16 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 20715 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 20715

The average monthly solar radiation level in 20715, of 5.05 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 28% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 24% 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: 20715 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 20715 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 20715

Sunrise / Sunset in 20715

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 19, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:50 am
    • Sunset: 8:16 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:26
Solar Energy Statistics for 20715

Best Months for Solar in 20715

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.87 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.61 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.65 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.09 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 20715

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 20715 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 20715

The Power of Solar in 20715

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 20715. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 20715. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 20715

Solar Radiation Data in 20715

20715 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5728.02 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 20715 is July with an average of 539.46 kWhac, followed by May at 532.92 kWhac and August at 526.97 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 20715 are December with an average of 372.83 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 396.89 kWhac and January at 422.88 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 20715 [5]

Thu May 19
77°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 79°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 30%
Fri May 20
85°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 61°F
Max: 90°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 65%
Sat May 21
94°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 94°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 90%
Sun May 22
90°F
Light Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 90°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 98%
Mon May 23
59°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 55°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 95%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue May 24
69°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 49°F
Max: 70°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 61%

More about 20715

About 20715

The ZIP code 20715 is associated with the city of Bowie in Prince George's County in Maryland.

20715 Solar Power

20715 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 20715, or for more solar-related resources for MD, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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