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Solar Power in 21140 (Riva, MD)

Solar Energy in 21140

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 21140 with an average of 5.97 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 21140

Solar panels in 21140 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 21140

The total length of the day in 21140 (Riva, MD) today (May 19, 2022) will be 14 hours and 25 minutes. [More]

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21140 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 21140 (Riva, MD)

Solar Energy Data for 21140

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 21140.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 21140

Solar Radiation Data in 21140

Based on historical 21140 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 21140. [1]

The region associated with 21140 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.15 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.13 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 21140 that are always titled at the latitude of Riva (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.84 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.15 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.13 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 21140

Solar Radiation Data in 21140

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 21140.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 21140

Solar Radiation Data in 21140

The region associated with 21140 has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.07 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 21140 is July with an average of 5.97 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.75 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.64 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 21140 are December with an average of 3.71 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.13 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.3 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 21140 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 21140

The average monthly solar radiation level in 21140, of 5.07 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 29% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 23% 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: 21140 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 21140 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 21140

Sunrise / Sunset in 21140

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 19, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:50 am
    • Sunset: 8:15 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:25
Solar Energy Statistics for 21140

Best Months for Solar in 21140

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.97 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.69 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.79 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.15 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 21140

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 21140 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 21140

The Power of Solar in 21140

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 21140. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 21140. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 21140

Solar Radiation Data in 21140

21140 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5771.09 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 21140 is July with an average of 548.1 kWhac, followed by May at 531.03 kWhac and April at 527.47 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 21140 are December with an average of 387.46 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 410.13 kWhac and January at 429.14 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 21140 [5]

Thu May 19
76°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 79°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 23%
Fri May 20
82°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 62°F
Max: 86°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 42%
Sat May 21
87°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 69°F
Max: 87°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 5%
Sun May 22
88°F
Light Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 88°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 87%
Mon May 23
69°F
Light Rain
Min: 58°F
Max: 69°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 95%
Tue May 24
65°F
Light Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 65°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 80%
Cloud cover: 93%

More about 21140

About 21140

The ZIP code 21140 is associated with the city of Riva in Anne Arundel County in Maryland.

21140 Solar Power

21140 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 21140, or for more solar-related resources for MD, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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