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Solar Power in 20778 (West River, MD)

Solar Energy in 20778

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 20778 with an average of 5.89 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 20778

Solar panels in 20778 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 20778

The total length of the day in 20778 (West River, MD) today (May 19, 2022) will be 14 hours and 25 minutes. [More]

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20778 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 20778 (West River, MD)

Solar Energy Data for 20778

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 20778.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 20778

Solar Radiation Data in 20778

Based on historical 20778 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 20778. [1]

The region associated with 20778 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.16 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.15 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 20778 that are always titled at the latitude of West River (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.85 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.16 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 20778

Solar Radiation Data in 20778

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 20778.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 20778

Solar Radiation Data in 20778

The region associated with 20778 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 20778 is July with an average of 5.89 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.66 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.63 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 20778 are December with an average of 3.67 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: 20778 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 20778

The average monthly solar radiation level in 20778, 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: 20778 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 20778 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 20778

Sunrise / Sunset in 20778

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 19, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:50 am
    • Sunset: 8:15 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:25
Solar Energy Statistics for 20778

Best Months for Solar in 20778

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.89 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.68 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.8 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.16 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 20778

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 20778 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 20778

The Power of Solar in 20778

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 20778. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 20778. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 20778

Solar Radiation Data in 20778

20778 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5740.23 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 20778 is July with an average of 546.93 kWhac, followed by May at 538.3 kWhac and April at 527.49 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 20778 are December with an average of 375.29 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 403.67 kWhac and November at 405.73 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 20778 [5]

Thu May 19
76°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 78°F
Moderate breeze: 18 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 27%
Fri May 20
78°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 63°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 66%
Sat May 21
84°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 85°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 86%
Sun May 22
85°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 85°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 93%
Mon May 23
62°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 68°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 87%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue May 24
66°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 53°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 58%

More about 20778

About 20778

The ZIP code 20778 is associated with the city of West River in Anne Arundel County in Maryland.

20778 Solar Power

20778 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 20778, or for more solar-related resources for MD, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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