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Solar Power in 20875 (Germantown, MD)

Solar Energy in 20875

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 20875 with an average of 5.99 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 20875

Solar panels in 20875 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 20875

The total length of the day in 20875 (Germantown, MD) today (May 24, 2022) will be 14 hours and 34 minutes. [More]

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20875 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 20875 (Germantown, MD)

Solar Energy Data for 20875

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 20875.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 20875

Solar Radiation Data in 20875

Based on historical 20875 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 20875. [1]

The region associated with 20875 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 20875 that are always titled at the latitude of Germantown (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 20875

Solar Radiation Data in 20875

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 20875.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 20875

Solar Radiation Data in 20875

The region associated with 20875 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 20875 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 20875 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: 20875 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 20875

The average monthly solar radiation level in 20875, 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: 20875 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 20875 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 20875

Sunrise / Sunset in 20875

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 24, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:48 am
    • Sunset: 8:22 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:34
Solar Energy Statistics for 20875

Best Months for Solar in 20875

  • 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 20875

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 20875 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 20875

The Power of Solar in 20875

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 20875. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 20875. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 20875

Solar Radiation Data in 20875

20875 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 20875 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 20875 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 20875 [5]

Tue May 24
57°F
Light Rain
Min: 54°F
Max: 58°F
Light breeze: 7 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 95%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed May 25
66°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 99%
Thu May 26
64°F
Light Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 67°F
Light breeze: 7 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 95%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri May 27
69°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 70°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 95%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat May 28
74°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 63°F
Max: 74°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 77%
Cloud cover: 91%
Sun May 29
76°F
Light Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 76°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 32%

More about 20875

About 20875

The ZIP code 20875 is associated with the city of Germantown in Montgomery County in Maryland.

20875 Solar Power

20875 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 20875, or for more solar-related resources for MD, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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