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Solar Power in 20885 (Gaithersburg, MD)

Solar Energy in 20885

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Solar Panels in 20885

Solar panels in 20885 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 20885

The total length of the day in 20885 (Gaithersburg, MD) today (September 24, 2020) will be 12 hours and 02 minutes. [More]

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20885 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 20885 (Gaithersburg, MD)

Solar Energy Data for 20885

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 20885.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 20885

Solar Radiation Data in 20885

Based on historical 20885 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 20885. [1]

The region associated with 20885 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 20885 that are always titled at the latitude of Gaithersburg (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]

* 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 20885

Solar Radiation Data in 20885

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 20885

Solar Radiation Data in 20885

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Solar Power Comparison: 20885 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 20885

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Solar Power: 20885 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 20885 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 20885

Sunrise / Sunset in 20885

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 24, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 10:59 am
    • Sunset: 11:01 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:00 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:02
Solar Energy Statistics for 20885

Best Months for Solar in 20885

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • 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 20885

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in 20885 at this current time.

However, 20885 is in Montgomery County and Montgomery County (MD) has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in 20885

The Power of Solar in 20885

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 20885. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 20885. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 20885

Solar Radiation Data in 20885

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Weather Forecast for 20885 [5]

Thu Sep 24
74°F
Light Rain
Min: 58°F
Max: 75°F
Calm: 2 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 94%
Fri Sep 25
74°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 58°F
Max: 74°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Sep 26
68°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 76°F
Light breeze: 7 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 90%
Cloud cover: 99%
Sun Sep 27
74°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 64°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 69%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Sep 28
73°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 58°F
Max: 80°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 76%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Sep 29
62°F
Light Rain
Min: 52°F
Max: 67°F
Light breeze: 7 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about 20885

About 20885

The ZIP code 20885 is associated with the city of Gaithersburg in Montgomery County in Maryland.

20885 Solar Power

20885 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 20885, or for more solar-related resources for MD, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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