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Solar Power in 20738 (Riverdale, MD)

Solar Energy in 20738

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Solar Panels in 20738

Solar panels in 20738 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 20738

The total length of the day in 20738 (Riverdale, MD) today (January 24, 2021) will be 10 hours and 01 minutes. [More]

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20738 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 20738 (Riverdale, MD)

Solar Energy Data for 20738

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 20738.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 20738

Solar Radiation Data in 20738

Based on historical 20738 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 20738. [1]

The region associated with 20738 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 20738 that are always titled at the latitude of Riverdale (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]

* 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 20738

Solar Radiation Data in 20738

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 20738

Solar Radiation Data in 20738

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Solar Power Comparison: 20738 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 20738

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Solar Power: 20738 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 20738 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 20738

Sunrise / Sunset in 20738

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 24, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:19 pm
    • Sunset: 10:20 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:19 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:01
Solar Energy Statistics for 20738

Best Months for Solar in 20738

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • 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 20738

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in 20738 at this current time.

However, 20738 is in Prince George's County and Prince George's County (MD) has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in 20738

The Power of Solar in 20738

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 20738. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 20738. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 20738

Solar Radiation Data in 20738

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Weather Forecast for 20738 [5]

Sun Jan 24
33°F
Light Snow
Min: 24°F
Max: 36°F
Light breeze: 5 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 71%
Cloud cover: 35%
Mon Jan 25
37°F
Light Rain
Min: 30°F
Max: 37°F
Light breeze: 5 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 93%
Tue Jan 26
39°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 32°F
Max: 43°F
Light breeze: 4 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 99%
Wed Jan 27
41°F
Light Rain
Min: 35°F
Max: 41°F
Light breeze: 6 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 20%
Thu Jan 28
30°F
Rain And Snow
Min: 22°F
Max: 35°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Jan 29
26°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 18°F
Max: 28°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 90%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about 20738

About 20738

The ZIP code 20738 is associated with the city of Riverdale in Prince George's County in Maryland.

20738 Solar Power

20738 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 20738, or for more solar-related resources for MD, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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