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Solar Energy in Bowie, MD

Solar Energy in Bowie

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Solar Panels in Bowie

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Bowie

The total length of the day in Bowie, MD today (July 08, 2020) will be 14 hours and 44 minutes. [More]

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Bowie, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Bowie, MD

Solar Energy Data in Bowie, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Bowie, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Bowie

Based on historical Bowie, 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 Bowie. [1]

Bowie 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% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.16 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Bowie that are always titled at the latitude of Bowie (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.86 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 4.16 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 Bowie

Solar Radiation Data in Bowie, MD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Bowie, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Bowie

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

Solar Power Levels in Bowie

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Bowie

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 08, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:49 am
    • Sunset: 12:34 am
    • Solar Noon: 5:12 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:44
Solar Energy Statistics for Bowie

Best Months for Solar in Bowie

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.61 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.65 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.09 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Bowie

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

However, Bowie is in Prince Georges County and Prince Georges County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Bowie

The Power of Solar in Bowie, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Bowie, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Bowie

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Cost of Utilities in Bowie

Bowie Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Bowie averaged 13.22 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2020, which was about 0% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.28¢/kWh in April. [3]

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Bowie Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Maryland averaged $11.93 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2020, which was approximately 12% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $10.68 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Bowie, MD [5]

Wed Jul 8
86°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 70°F
Max: 86°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 7%
Thu Jul 9
85°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 73°F
Max: 85°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 10%
Fri Jul 10
85°F
Light Rain
Min: 72°F
Max: 86°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 61%
Sat Jul 11
88°F
Light Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 90°F
Light breeze: 4 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 86%
Sun Jul 12
90°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 72°F
Max: 90°F
Calm: 0 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 1%
Mon Jul 13
88°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 88°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 24%

More about Bowie

About Bowie

The city of Bowie, MD in Prince Georges County has an approximate population of 54,727. [6]

Bowie Solar Power

Bowie, MD Solar Energy

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

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