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Solar Power in 21550 (Oakland, MD)

Solar Energy in 21550

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in 21550 with an average of 5.61 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 21550

Solar panels in 21550 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 21550

The total length of the day in 21550 (Oakland, MD) today (October 02, 2022) will be 11 hours and 44 minutes. [More]

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21550 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 21550 (Oakland, MD)

Solar Energy Data for 21550

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 21550.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 21550

Solar Radiation Data in 21550

Based on historical 21550 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 21550. [1]

The region associated with 21550 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.83 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 7% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 21550 that are always titled at the latitude of Oakland (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.38 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.83 kWh/m2/day and approximately 22% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.58 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 21550

Solar Radiation Data in 21550

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 21550.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 21550

Solar Radiation Data in 21550

The region associated with 21550 has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.65 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 21550 is August with an average of 5.61 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.58 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.49 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 21550 are December with an average of 2.67 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.32 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.74 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 21550 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 21550

The average monthly solar radiation level in 21550, of 4.65 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 18% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 30% 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: 21550 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 21550 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 21550

Sunrise / Sunset in 21550

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 02, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:14 am
    • Sunset: 6:58 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:44
Solar Energy Statistics for 21550

Best Months for Solar in 21550

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.61 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: June (5.26 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (4.33 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (5.85 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 21550

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 21550 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 21550

The Power of Solar in 21550

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 21550. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 21550. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 21550

Solar Radiation Data in 21550

21550 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5169.48 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 21550 is May with an average of 511.68 kWhac, followed by July at 511.31 kWhac and August at 511.19 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 21550 are December with an average of 267.27 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 335.31 kWhac and February at 346.91 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 21550 [5]

Sun Oct 2
49°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 46°F
Max: 49°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Oct 3
55°F
Few Clouds
Min: 40°F
Max: 56°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 14%
Tue Oct 4
48°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 40°F
Max: 52°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Oct 5
63°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 46°F
Max: 63°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 79%
Thu Oct 6
65°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 42°F
Max: 65°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 1%
Fri Oct 7
51°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 39°F
Max: 55°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 58%

More about 21550

About 21550

The ZIP code 21550 is associated with the city of Oakland in Garrett County in Maryland.

21550 Solar Power

21550 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 21550, or for more solar-related resources for MD, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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