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Solar Energy in Baltimore, MD

Solar Energy in Baltimore

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Baltimore with an average of 5.77 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Baltimore

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Baltimore

The total length of the day in Baltimore, MD today (December 08, 2021) will be 9 hours and 30 minutes. [More]

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Baltimore, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Baltimore, MD

Solar Energy Data in Baltimore, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Baltimore, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Baltimore

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

Baltimore has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.13 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately equal to the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.13 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Baltimore that are always titled at the latitude of Baltimore (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.85 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.13 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.13 kWh/m2/day. [1]

* See glossary & definitions below.

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 Baltimore

Solar Radiation Data in Baltimore, MD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Baltimore, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Baltimore

Baltimore, MD has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.97 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Baltimore is July with an average of 5.77 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.61 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Baltimore (Maryland) are December with an average of 3.64 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.91 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.11 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Baltimore

The average monthly solar radiation level in Baltimore, MD, of 4.97 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 33% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 25% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Baltimore

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 08, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:13 am
    • Sunset: 4:43 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:30
Solar Energy Statistics for Baltimore

Best Months for Solar in Baltimore

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.77 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.62 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.7 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.13 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Baltimore

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the city of Baltimore, MD at this current time.

Solar Power Output in Baltimore

The Power of Solar in Baltimore, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Baltimore, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Baltimore

Baltimore (MD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5669.09 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Baltimore is July with an average of 536.4 kWhac, followed by May at 527.2 kWhac and April at 517.07 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Baltimore (Maryland) are December with an average of 372.67 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 394.96 kWhac and January at 401.18 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Baltimore

Baltimore Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Baltimore averaged 13.30 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2021, which was about 6% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.19¢/kWh in September. [3]

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Baltimore Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Maryland averaged $23.57 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2021, which was approximately 17% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $20.22 per Mcf in August. [4]

Weather Forecast for Baltimore, MD [5]

Wed Dec 8
36°F
Light Snow
Min: 34°F
Max: 40°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Dec 9
37°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 31°F
Max: 40°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 98%
Fri Dec 10
41°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 37°F
Max: 48°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Dec 11
63°F
Light Rain
Min: 43°F
Max: 66°F
Fresh Breeze: 23 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 87%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Dec 12
47°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 38°F
Max: 48°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 5%
Mon Dec 13
51°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 39°F
Max: 51°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 31%
Cloud cover: 43%

More about Baltimore

About Baltimore

The city of Baltimore, MD in Baltimore County has an approximate population of 620,961. [6]

Baltimore Solar Power

Baltimore, MD Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Baltimore, MD, or for more solar-related resources for Baltimore, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Did you know?

About half of the sun's energy is absorbed by the Earth's surface; about 30 percent is reflected back from the surface.

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