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Solar Energy in Charlestown, MD

Solar Energy in Charlestown

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Charlestown with an average of 5.86 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Charlestown

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Charlestown

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

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Charlestown, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Charlestown, MD

Solar Energy Data in Charlestown, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Charlestown, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Charlestown

Based on historical Charlestown, 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 Charlestown. [1]

Charlestown has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.09 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.05 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Charlestown that are always titled at the latitude of Charlestown (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.78 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.09 kWh/m2/day and approximately 18% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.05 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 Charlestown

Solar Radiation Data in Charlestown, MD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Charlestown, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Charlestown

Charlestown, MD has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.94 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Charlestown is July with an average of 5.86 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.66 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.63 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Charlestown (Maryland) are December with an average of 3.31 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.75 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.98 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Charlestown

The average monthly solar radiation level in Charlestown, MD, of 4.94 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 26% 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: Charlestown vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Charlestown

  • Sunrise/Sunset for March 01, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:35 am
    • Sunset: 5:56 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:21
Solar Energy Statistics for Charlestown

Best Months for Solar in Charlestown

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.86 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.7 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.8 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.11 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Charlestown

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Solar Power Output in Charlestown

The Power of Solar in Charlestown, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Charlestown, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Charlestown

Charlestown (MD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5602.99 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Charlestown is July with an average of 535.89 kWhac, followed by May at 525.64 kWhac and August at 518.63 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Charlestown (Maryland) are December with an average of 337.19 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 382.22 kWhac and January at 391.04 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Charlestown

Charlestown Electricity Costs

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Charlestown Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Charlestown, MD [5]

Fri Mar 1
47°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 31°F
Max: 48°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 7%
Sat Mar 2
51°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 41°F
Max: 52°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 98%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Mar 3
60°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 42°F
Max: 63°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Mar 4
58°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 59°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 95%
Tue Mar 5
58°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 45°F
Max: 60°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 86%
Wed Mar 6
57°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 45°F
Max: 57°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Charlestown

About Charlestown

The town of Charlestown, MD in Cecil County has an approximate population of 1,183. [6]

Charlestown Solar Power

Charlestown, MD Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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