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Solar Power in 20785 (Hyattsville, MD)

Solar Energy in 20785

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 20785 with an average of 5.76 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 20785

Solar panels in 20785 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 20785

The total length of the day in 20785 (Hyattsville, MD) today (May 19, 2022) will be 14 hours and 25 minutes. [More]

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20785 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 20785 (Hyattsville, MD)

Solar Energy Data for 20785

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 20785.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 20785

Solar Radiation Data in 20785

Based on historical 20785 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 20785. [1]

The region associated with 20785 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 20785 that are always titled at the latitude of Hyattsville (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 20785

Solar Radiation Data in 20785

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 20785.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 20785

Solar Radiation Data in 20785

The region associated with 20785 has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.06 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 20785 is July with an average of 5.76 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 5.58 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 20785 are December with an average of 3.72 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.11 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.32 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 20785 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 20785

The average monthly solar radiation level in 20785, of 5.06 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 29% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 23% 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: 20785 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 20785 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 20785

Sunrise / Sunset in 20785

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 19, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:51 am
    • Sunset: 8:16 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:25
Solar Energy Statistics for 20785

Best Months for Solar in 20785

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.76 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 20785

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 20785 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 20785

The Power of Solar in 20785

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 20785. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 20785. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 20785

Solar Radiation Data in 20785

20785 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5749.54 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 20785 is July with an average of 529.42 kWhac, followed by March at 527.47 kWhac and April at 525.38 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 20785 are December with an average of 376.27 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 411.95 kWhac and January at 426.78 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 20785 [5]

Thu May 19
78°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 80°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 36%
Fri May 20
86°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 61°F
Max: 91°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 75%
Sat May 21
95°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 95°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 88%
Sun May 22
90°F
Light Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 90°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 94%
Mon May 23
59°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 55°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 95%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue May 24
70°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 49°F
Max: 70°F
Light breeze: 7 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 65%

More about 20785

About 20785

The ZIP code 20785 is associated with the city of Hyattsville in Prince George's County in Maryland.

20785 Solar Power

20785 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 20785, or for more solar-related resources for MD, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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