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Solar Power in 20915 (Silver Spring, MD)

Solar Energy in 20915

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in 20915 with an average of 5.9 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 20915

Solar panels in 20915 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 20915

The total length of the day in 20915 (Silver Spring, MD) today (May 19, 2022) will be 14 hours and 26 minutes. [More]

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20915 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 20915 (Silver Spring, MD)

Solar Energy Data for 20915

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 20915.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 20915

Solar Radiation Data in 20915

Based on historical 20915 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 20915. [1]

The region associated with 20915 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.15 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.21 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 20915 that are always titled at the latitude of Silver Spring (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 16% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.21 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 20915

Solar Radiation Data in 20915

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 20915.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 20915

Solar Radiation Data in 20915

The region associated with 20915 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 20915 is August with an average of 5.9 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.87 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.71 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 20915 are December with an average of 3.64 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.83 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.28 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 20915 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 20915

The average monthly solar radiation level in 20915, of 5.05 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 28% 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: 20915 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 20915 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 20915

Sunrise / Sunset in 20915

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 19, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:51 am
    • Sunset: 8:17 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:26
Solar Energy Statistics for 20915

Best Months for Solar in 20915

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.9 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.63 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.09 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 20915

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 20915 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 20915

The Power of Solar in 20915

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 20915. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 20915. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 20915

Solar Radiation Data in 20915

20915 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5733.49 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 20915 is July with an average of 539.53 kWhac, followed by August at 536.74 kWhac and April at 530.99 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 20915 are December with an average of 374.3 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 395.82 kWhac and November at 408.82 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 20915 [5]

Thu May 19
76°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 32%
Fri May 20
87°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 61°F
Max: 93°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 43%
Sat May 21
96°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 70°F
Max: 96°F
Light breeze: 7 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 4%
Sun May 22
93°F
Light Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 93°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 78%
Mon May 23
63°F
Light Rain
Min: 55°F
Max: 67°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 99%
Tue May 24
66°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 66°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about 20915

About 20915

The ZIP code 20915 is associated with the city of Silver Spring in Montgomery County in Maryland.

20915 Solar Power

20915 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 20915, or for more solar-related resources for MD, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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