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Solar Power in 20811 (Bethesda, MD)

Solar Energy in 20811

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in 20811 with an average of 5.68 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 20811

Solar panels in 20811 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 20811

The total length of the day in 20811 (Bethesda, MD) today (May 19, 2022) will be 14 hours and 25 minutes. [More]

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20811 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 20811 (Bethesda, MD)

Solar Energy Data for 20811

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 20811.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 20811

Solar Radiation Data in 20811

Based on historical 20811 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 20811. [1]

The region associated with 20811 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.15 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.27 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 20811 that are always titled at the latitude of Bethesda (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.88 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.15 kWh/m2/day and approximately 14% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.27 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 20811

Solar Radiation Data in 20811

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 20811.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 20811

Solar Radiation Data in 20811

The region associated with 20811 has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.01 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 20811 is June with an average of 5.68 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.66 kWh/m2/day and July at 5.65 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 20811 are December with an average of 3.63 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.76 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.33 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 20811 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 20811

The average monthly solar radiation level in 20811, of 5.01 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 27% 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: 20811 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 20811 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 20811

Sunrise / Sunset in 20811

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 19, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:52 am
    • Sunset: 8:17 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:25
Solar Energy Statistics for 20811

Best Months for Solar in 20811

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.68 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.55 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: March (4.66 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.08 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 20811

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 20811 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 20811

The Power of Solar in 20811

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 20811. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 20811. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 20811

Solar Radiation Data in 20811

20811 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5676.34 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 20811 is May with an average of 536.36 kWhac, followed by April at 523.16 kWhac and July at 523.02 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 20811 are December with an average of 366.9 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 389.44 kWhac and November at 414.05 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 20811 [5]

Thu May 19
77°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 80°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 45%
Fri May 20
86°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 61°F
Max: 91°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 78%
Sat May 21
94°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 94°F
Light breeze: 5 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 89%
Sun May 22
89°F
Light Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 89°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 90%
Mon May 23
57°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 55°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue May 24
71°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 48°F
Max: 71°F
Light breeze: 7 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 76%

More about 20811

About 20811

The ZIP code 20811 is associated with the city of Bethesda in Montgomery County in Maryland.

20811 Solar Power

20811 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 20811, or for more solar-related resources for MD, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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