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Solar Power in 20904 (Silver Spring, MD)

Solar Energy in 20904

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 20904 with an average of 5.86 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 20904

Solar panels in 20904 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 20904

The total length of the day in 20904 (Silver Spring, MD) today (May 25, 2022) will be 14 hours and 35 minutes. [More]

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20904 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 20904 (Silver Spring, MD)

Solar Energy Data for 20904

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 20904.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 20904

Solar Radiation Data in 20904

Based on historical 20904 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 20904. [1]

The region associated with 20904 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.14 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.17 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 20904 that are always titled at the latitude of Silver 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 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.17 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 20904

Solar Radiation Data in 20904

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 20904.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 20904

Solar Radiation Data in 20904

The region associated with 20904 has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.01 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 20904 is July with an average of 5.86 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 5.65 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.61 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 20904 are December with an average of 3.67 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.78 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.35 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 20904 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 20904

The average monthly solar radiation level in 20904, of 5.01 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: 20904 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 20904 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 20904

Sunrise / Sunset in 20904

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 25, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:47 am
    • Sunset: 8:22 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:35
Solar Energy Statistics for 20904

Best Months for Solar in 20904

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.86 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.59 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.67 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.11 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 20904

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 20904 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 20904

The Power of Solar in 20904

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 20904. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 20904. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 20904

Solar Radiation Data in 20904

20904 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5686.78 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 20904 is July with an average of 537.95 kWhac, followed by May at 532.8 kWhac and April at 531.1 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 20904 are December with an average of 374.38 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 390.63 kWhac and November at 419.35 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 20904 [5]

Wed May 25
69°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 70°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 94%
Thu May 26
64°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 59°F
Max: 66°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 83%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri May 27
72°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 75°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat May 28
73°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 74°F
Light breeze: 7 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 78%
Cloud cover: 42%
Sun May 29
77°F
Light Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 77°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 30%
Mon May 30
85°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 62°F
Max: 85°F
Light breeze: 4 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 30%

More about 20904

About 20904

The ZIP code 20904 is associated with the city of Silver Spring in Montgomery County in Maryland.

20904 Solar Power

20904 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 20904, or for more solar-related resources for MD, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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