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Solar Energy in Capitol Heights, MD

Solar Energy in Capitol Heights

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

Solar Panels in Capitol Heights

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Capitol Heights

The total length of the day in Capitol Heights, MD today (December 07, 2022) will be 9 hours and 33 minutes. [More]

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Capitol Heights, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Capitol Heights, MD

Solar Energy Data in Capitol Heights, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Capitol Heights, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Capitol Heights

Based on historical Capitol Heights, 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 Capitol Heights. [1]

Capitol Heights has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.15 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.18 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Capitol Heights that are always titled at the latitude of Capitol Heights (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.87 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 4.18 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 Capitol Heights

Solar Radiation Data in Capitol Heights, MD

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Capitol Heights.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Capitol Heights, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Capitol Heights

Capitol Heights, MD has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.04 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Capitol Heights is July with an average of 5.77 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 5.57 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 Capitol Heights (Maryland) are December with an average of 3.67 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.11 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.3 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Capitol Heights vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Capitol Heights

The average monthly solar radiation level in Capitol Heights, MD, of 5.04 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 28% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 24% 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: Capitol Heights vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Capitol Heights 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 Capitol Heights

Sunrise / Sunset in Capitol Heights

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 07, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:12 am
    • Sunset: 4:45 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:33
Solar Energy Statistics for Capitol Heights

Best Months for Solar in Capitol Heights

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.77 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.57 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.64 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.1 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Capitol Heights

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Solar Power Output in Capitol Heights

The Power of Solar in Capitol Heights, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Capitol Heights, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Capitol Heights

Capitol Heights (MD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5725.72 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Capitol Heights is July with an average of 530.51 kWhac, followed by May at 526.06 kWhac and April at 524.01 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Capitol Heights (Maryland) are December with an average of 377.02 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 410.81 kWhac and January at 427.92 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Capitol Heights

Capitol Heights Electricity Costs

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Capitol Heights Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Capitol Heights, MD [5]

Wed Dec 7
54°F
Light Rain
Min: 51°F
Max: 56°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 98%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Dec 8
53°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 48°F
Max: 56°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 83%
Fri Dec 9
48°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 42°F
Max: 49°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 49%
Sat Dec 10
42°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 41°F
Max: 43°F
Light breeze: 7 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Dec 11
47°F
Light Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 48°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 87%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Dec 12
43°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 41°F
Max: 45°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Capitol Heights

About Capitol Heights

The town of Capitol Heights, MD in Prince Georges County has an approximate population of 4,337. [6]

Capitol Heights Solar Power

Capitol Heights, MD Solar Energy

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

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