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Solar Power in 20740 (College Park, MD)

Solar Energy in 20740

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 20740 with an average of 5.83 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 20740

Solar panels in 20740 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 20740

The total length of the day in 20740 (College Park, MD) today (July 01, 2022) will be 14 hours and 52 minutes. [More]

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20740 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 20740 (College Park, MD)

Solar Energy Data for 20740

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 20740.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 20740

Solar Radiation Data in 20740

Based on historical 20740 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 20740. [1]

The region associated with 20740 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 20740 that are always titled at the latitude of College Park (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 20740

Solar Radiation Data in 20740

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 20740.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 20740

Solar Radiation Data in 20740

The region associated with 20740 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 20740 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 20740 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: 20740 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 20740

The average monthly solar radiation level in 20740, 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: 20740 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 20740 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 20740

Sunrise / Sunset in 20740

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 01, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:45 am
    • Sunset: 8:37 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:52
Solar Energy Statistics for 20740

Best Months for Solar in 20740

  • 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 20740

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 20740 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 20740

The Power of Solar in 20740

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 20740. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 20740. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 20740

Solar Radiation Data in 20740

20740 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 20740 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 20740 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 20740 [5]

Fri Jul 1
92°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 92°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Jul 2
88°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 90°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Jul 3
85°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 66°F
Max: 86°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Jul 4
87°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 67°F
Max: 87°F
Light breeze: 7 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 8%
Tue Jul 5
87°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 87°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Jul 6
87°F
Light Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 89°F
Light breeze: 6 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 61%

More about 20740

About 20740

The ZIP code 20740 is associated with the city of College Park in Prince George's County in Maryland.

20740 Solar Power

20740 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 20740, 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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