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Solar Power in 20737 (Riverdale, MD)

Solar Energy in 20737

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 20737 with an average of 5.83 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 20737

Solar panels in 20737 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 20737

The total length of the day in 20737 (Riverdale, MD) today (May 19, 2022) will be 14 hours and 25 minutes. [More]

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20737 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 20737 (Riverdale, MD)

Solar Energy Data for 20737

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 20737.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 20737

Solar Radiation Data in 20737

Based on historical 20737 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 20737. [1]

The region associated with 20737 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.14 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.15 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 20737 that are always titled at the latitude of Riverdale (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.85 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.14 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.15 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 20737

Solar Radiation Data in 20737

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 20737.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 20737

Solar Radiation Data in 20737

The region associated with 20737 has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.04 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 20737 is July with an average of 5.83 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 5.61 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.59 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 20737 are December with an average of 3.74 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.11 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.29 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 20737 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 20737

The average monthly solar radiation level in 20737, of 5.04 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: 20737 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 20737 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 20737

Sunrise / Sunset in 20737

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 19, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:51 am
    • Sunset: 8:16 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:25
Solar Energy Statistics for 20737

Best Months for Solar in 20737

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.83 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.06 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 20737

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 20737 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 20737

The Power of Solar in 20737

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 20737. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 20737. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 20737

Solar Radiation Data in 20737

20737 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5732.43 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 20737 is July with an average of 536.2 kWhac, followed by May at 534.85 kWhac and April at 523.61 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 20737 are December with an average of 378 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 409.58 kWhac and January at 416.62 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 20737 [5]

Thu May 19
77°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 80°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 31%
Fri May 20
88°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 62°F
Max: 93°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 43%
Sat May 21
96°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 70°F
Max: 96°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 4%
Sun May 22
94°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 94°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 80%
Mon May 23
67°F
Light Rain
Min: 56°F
Max: 67°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 98%
Tue May 24
66°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 66°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 98%

More about 20737

About 20737

The ZIP code 20737 is associated with the city of Riverdale in Prince George's County in Maryland.

20737 Solar Power

20737 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 20737, or for more solar-related resources for MD, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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