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Solar Power in 20717 (Bowie, MD)

Solar Energy in 20717

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 20717 with an average of 5.77 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 20717

Solar panels in 20717 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 20717

The total length of the day in 20717 (Bowie, MD) today (May 19, 2022) will be 14 hours and 25 minutes. [More]

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20717 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 20717 (Bowie, MD)

Solar Energy Data for 20717

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 20717.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 20717

Solar Radiation Data in 20717

Based on historical 20717 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 20717. [1]

The region associated with 20717 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.15 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.18 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 20717 that are always titled at the latitude of Bowie (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.87 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 4.18 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 20717

Solar Radiation Data in 20717

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 20717.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 20717

Solar Radiation Data in 20717

The region associated with 20717 has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.99 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 20717 is July with an average of 5.77 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 5.57 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.54 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 20717 are December with an average of 3.69 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.94 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.25 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 20717 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 20717

The average monthly solar radiation level in 20717, of 4.99 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 27% 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: 20717 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 20717 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 20717

Sunrise / Sunset in 20717

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 19, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:51 am
    • Sunset: 8:16 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:25
Solar Energy Statistics for 20717

Best Months for Solar in 20717

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.77 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.57 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.64 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.1 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 20717

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 20717 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 20717

The Power of Solar in 20717

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 20717. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 20717. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 20717

Solar Radiation Data in 20717

20717 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5652.25 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 20717 is July with an average of 531.15 kWhac, followed by April at 524.66 kWhac and March at 523.48 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 20717 are December with an average of 371.74 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 404 kWhac and November at 405.31 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 20717 [5]

Thu May 19
78°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 80°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 27%
Fri May 20
87°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 61°F
Max: 92°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 40%
Sat May 21
94°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 69°F
Max: 94°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 5%
Sun May 22
92°F
Light Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 92°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 83%
Mon May 23
69°F
Light Rain
Min: 56°F
Max: 69°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 98%
Tue May 24
65°F
Light Rain
Min: 55°F
Max: 65°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 78%
Cloud cover: 96%

More about 20717

About 20717

The ZIP code 20717 is associated with the city of Bowie in Prince George's County in Maryland.

20717 Solar Power

20717 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 20717, or for more solar-related resources for MD, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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