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Solar Power in 20860 (Sandy Spring, MD)

Solar Energy in 20860

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Solar Panels in 20860

Solar panels in 20860 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 20860

The total length of the day in 20860 (Sandy Spring, MD) today (May 18, 2021) will be 14 hours and 26 minutes. [More]

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20860 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 20860 (Sandy Spring, MD)

Solar Energy Data for 20860

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 20860.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 20860

Solar Radiation Data in 20860

Based on historical 20860 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 20860. [1]

The region associated with 20860 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.14 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.21 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 20860 that are always titled at the latitude of Sandy Spring (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.86 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.14 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.21 kWh/m2/day. [1]

* See glossary & definitions below.

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 20860

Solar Radiation Data in 20860

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 20860

Solar Radiation Data in 20860

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Solar Power Comparison: 20860 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 20860

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Solar Power: 20860 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 20860 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 20860

Sunrise / Sunset in 20860

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 18, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:51 am
    • Sunset: 12:17 am
    • Solar Noon: 5:04 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:26
Solar Energy Statistics for 20860

Best Months for Solar in 20860

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.61 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.76 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.15 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 20860

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in 20860 at this current time.

However, 20860 is in Montgomery County and Montgomery County (MD) has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in 20860

The Power of Solar in 20860

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 20860. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 20860. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 20860

Solar Radiation Data in 20860

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Weather Forecast for 20860 [5]

Tue May 18
73°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 48°F
Max: 75°F
Light breeze: 5 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed May 19
79°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 53°F
Max: 80°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 67%
Thu May 20
83°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 60°F
Max: 83°F
Light breeze: 5 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 98%
Fri May 21
66°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 60°F
Max: 70°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat May 22
75°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 75°F
Light breeze: 6 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun May 23
77°F
Light Rain
Min: 63°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 80%

More about 20860

About 20860

The ZIP code 20860 is associated with the city of Sandy Spring in Montgomery County in Maryland.

20860 Solar Power

20860 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 20860, or for more solar-related resources for MD, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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