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Solar Power in 20882 (Gaithersburg, MD)

Solar Energy in 20882

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 20882 with an average of 6.06 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 20882

Solar panels in 20882 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 20882

The total length of the day in 20882 (Gaithersburg, MD) today (January 25, 2022) will be 10 hours and 1 minutes. [More]

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20882 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 20882 (Gaithersburg, MD)

Solar Energy Data for 20882

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 20882.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 20882

Solar Radiation Data in 20882

Based on historical 20882 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 20882. [1]

The region associated with 20882 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.12 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.16 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 20882 that are always titled at the latitude of Gaithersburg (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.82 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.12 kWh/m2/day and approximately 16% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.16 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 20882

Solar Radiation Data in 20882

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 20882.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 20882

Solar Radiation Data in 20882

The region associated with 20882 has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.05 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 20882 is July with an average of 6.06 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.71 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.69 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 20882 are December with an average of 3.58 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.9 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.18 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 20882 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 20882

The average monthly solar radiation level in 20882, of 5.05 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 35% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 23% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: 20882 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 20882 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 20882

Sunrise / Sunset in 20882

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 25, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:20 am
    • Sunset: 5:21 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:1
Solar Energy Statistics for 20882

Best Months for Solar in 20882

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.06 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.61 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.74 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.15 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 20882

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 20882 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 20882

The Power of Solar in 20882

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 20882. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 20882. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 20882

Solar Radiation Data in 20882

20882 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5749.04 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 20882 is July with an average of 558.5 kWhac, followed by August at 524.16 kWhac and April at 523.69 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 20882 are December with an average of 366.14 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 400.85 kWhac and November at 403.3 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 20882 [5]

Tue Jan 25
35°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 22°F
Max: 36°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Jan 26
25°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 19°F
Max: 26°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 3%
Thu Jan 27
30°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 17°F
Max: 32°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 2%
Fri Jan 28
32°F
Snow
Min: 28°F
Max: 32°F
Light breeze: 5 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 95%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jan 29
21°F
Light Snow
Min: 16°F
Max: 30°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 69%
Cloud cover: 70%
Sun Jan 30
24°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 13°F
Max: 26°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 9%

More about 20882

About 20882

The ZIP code 20882 is associated with the city of Gaithersburg in Montgomery County in Maryland.

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20882 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 20882, or for more solar-related resources for MD, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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