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Solar Power in 20880 (Washington Grove, MD)

Solar Energy in 20880

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 20880 with an average of 5.82 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 20880

Solar panels in 20880 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 20880

The total length of the day in 20880 (Washington Grove, MD) today (May 24, 2022) will be 14 hours and 34 minutes. [More]

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20880 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 20880 (Washington Grove, MD)

Solar Energy Data for 20880

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 20880.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 20880

Solar Radiation Data in 20880

Based on historical 20880 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 20880. [1]

The region associated with 20880 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.13 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.2 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 20880 that are always titled at the latitude of Washington Grove (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.84 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.13 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.2 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 20880

Solar Radiation Data in 20880

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 20880.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 20880

Solar Radiation Data in 20880

The region associated with 20880 has a average annual solar radiation value of 5 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 20880 is July with an average of 5.82 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.66 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.54 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 20880 are December with an average of 3.75 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.06 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.18 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 20880 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 20880

The average monthly solar radiation level in 20880, of 5 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: 20880 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 20880 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 20880

Sunrise / Sunset in 20880

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 24, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:48 am
    • Sunset: 8:22 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:34
Solar Energy Statistics for 20880

Best Months for Solar in 20880

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.82 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.6 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.65 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.11 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 20880

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 20880 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 20880

The Power of Solar in 20880

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 20880. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 20880. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 20880

Solar Radiation Data in 20880

20880 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5710.77 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 20880 is July with an average of 540.83 kWhac, followed by May at 526.16 kWhac and April at 520.36 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 20880 are December with an average of 378.57 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 408.27 kWhac and January at 423.13 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 20880 [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: 58°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: 12 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: 78%
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: 63%
Cloud cover: 32%

More about 20880

About 20880

The ZIP code 20880 is associated with the city of Washington Grove in Montgomery County in Maryland.

20880 Solar Power

20880 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 20880, or for more solar-related resources for MD, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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