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Solar Power in 21794 (West Friendship, MD)

Solar Energy in 21794

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 21794 with an average of 6.03 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 21794

Solar panels in 21794 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 21794

The total length of the day in 21794 (West Friendship, MD) today (March 01, 2024) will be 11 hours and 21 minutes. [More]

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21794 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 21794 (West Friendship, MD)

Solar Energy Data for 21794

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 21794.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 21794

Solar Radiation Data in 21794

Based on historical 21794 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 21794. [1]

The region associated with 21794 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.12 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.13 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 21794 that are always titled at the latitude of West Friendship (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.82 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.12 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 21794

Solar Radiation Data in 21794

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 21794.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 21794

Solar Radiation Data in 21794

The region associated with 21794 has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.99 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 21794 is July with an average of 6.03 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.82 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.65 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 21794 are December with an average of 3.21 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.86 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.25 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 21794 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 21794

The average monthly solar radiation level in 21794, of 4.99 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 25% 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: 21794 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 21794 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 21794

Sunrise / Sunset in 21794

  • Sunrise/Sunset for March 01, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:39 am
    • Sunset: 6:00 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:21
Solar Energy Statistics for 21794

Best Months for Solar in 21794

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.03 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.63 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.8 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.17 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 21794

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 21794 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 21794

The Power of Solar in 21794

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 21794. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 21794. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 21794

Solar Radiation Data in 21794

21794 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5690.4 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 21794 is July with an average of 555.05 kWhac, followed by August at 536.21 kWhac and May at 527.07 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 21794 are December with an average of 325.23 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 397.36 kWhac and November at 414.98 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 21794 [5]

Fri Mar 1
46°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 32°F
Max: 48°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 24%
Sat Mar 2
46°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 41°F
Max: 48°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 99%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Mar 3
57°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 41°F
Max: 60°F
Light breeze: 5 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 31%
Mon Mar 4
59°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 60°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 67%
Cloud cover: 25%
Tue Mar 5
60°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 43°F
Max: 61°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 55%
Wed Mar 6
51°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 46°F
Max: 52°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 82%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about 21794

About 21794

The ZIP code 21794 is associated with the city of West Friendship in Howard County in Maryland.

21794 Solar Power

21794 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 21794, or for more solar-related resources for MD, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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