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Solar Power in 20812 (Glen Echo, MD)

Solar Energy in 20812

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in 20812 with an average of 5.65 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 20812

Solar panels in 20812 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 20812

The total length of the day in 20812 (Glen Echo, MD) today (May 24, 2022) will be 14 hours and 34 minutes. [More]

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20812 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 20812 (Glen Echo, MD)

Solar Energy Data for 20812

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 20812.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 20812

Solar Radiation Data in 20812

Based on historical 20812 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 20812. [1]

The region associated with 20812 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 20812 that are always titled at the latitude of Glen Echo (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 20812

Solar Radiation Data in 20812

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 20812.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 20812

Solar Radiation Data in 20812

The region associated with 20812 has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.92 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 20812 is August with an average of 5.65 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.61 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.5 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 20812 are December with an average of 3.51 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.72 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.28 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 20812 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 20812

The average monthly solar radiation level in 20812, of 4.92 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 25% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 26% 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: 20812 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 20812 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 20812

Sunrise / Sunset in 20812

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 24, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:48 am
    • Sunset: 8:22 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:34
Solar Energy Statistics for 20812

Best Months for Solar in 20812

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.65 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 20812

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 20812 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 20812

The Power of Solar in 20812

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 20812. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 20812. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 20812

Solar Radiation Data in 20812

20812 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5590.21 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 20812 is July with an average of 518.21 kWhac, followed by April at 516.3 kWhac and May at 515.75 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 20812 are December with an average of 355.47 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 384.51 kWhac and November at 408.66 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 20812 [5]

Tue May 24
59°F
Light Rain
Min: 56°F
Max: 60°F
Light breeze: 7 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 95%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed May 25
68°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu May 26
65°F
Light Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 69°F
Light breeze: 6 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 95%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri May 27
70°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 71°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 95%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat May 28
74°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 75°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 78%
Cloud cover: 93%
Sun May 29
79°F
Light Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 79°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 34%

More about 20812

About 20812

The ZIP code 20812 is associated with the city of Glen Echo in Montgomery County in Maryland.

20812 Solar Power

20812 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 20812, or for more solar-related resources for MD, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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