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Solar Power in 20848 (Rockville, MD)

Solar Energy in 20848

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 20848 with an average of 5.99 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 20848

Solar panels in 20848 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 20848

The total length of the day in 20848 (Rockville, MD) today (July 01, 2022) will be 14 hours and 52 minutes. [More]

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20848 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 20848 (Rockville, MD)

Solar Energy Data for 20848

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 20848.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 20848

Solar Radiation Data in 20848

Based on historical 20848 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 20848. [1]

The region associated with 20848 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 4.28 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 20848 that are always titled at the latitude of Rockville (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.87 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.15 kWh/m2/day and approximately 14% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.28 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 20848

Solar Radiation Data in 20848

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 20848.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 20848

Solar Radiation Data in 20848

The region associated with 20848 has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.1 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 20848 is July with an average of 5.99 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.88 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.86 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 20848 are December with an average of 3.74 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.95 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.26 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 20848 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 20848

The average monthly solar radiation level in 20848, of 5.1 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 30% 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: 20848 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 20848 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 20848

Sunrise / Sunset in 20848

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 01, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:46 am
    • Sunset: 8:38 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:52
Solar Energy Statistics for 20848

Best Months for Solar in 20848

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.99 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.64 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.78 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.16 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 20848

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 20848 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 20848

The Power of Solar in 20848

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 20848. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 20848. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 20848

Solar Radiation Data in 20848

20848 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5756.6 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 20848 is July with an average of 547.16 kWhac, followed by August at 537.2 kWhac and May at 527.02 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 20848 are December with an average of 375.28 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 409.77 kWhac and November at 412.7 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 20848 [5]

Fri Jul 1
90°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 91°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Jul 2
84°F
Light Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 85°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Jul 3
79°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 63°F
Max: 82°F
Light breeze: 6 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Jul 4
83°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 63°F
Max: 85°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 10%
Tue Jul 5
85°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 67°F
Max: 85°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 99%
Wed Jul 6
83°F
Light Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 85°F
Light breeze: 7 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 71%

More about 20848

About 20848

The ZIP code 20848 is associated with the city of Rockville in Montgomery County in Maryland.

20848 Solar Power

20848 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 20848, or for more solar-related resources for MD, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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