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Solar Energy in Chevy Chase, MD

Solar Energy in Chevy Chase

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Chevy Chase with an average of 5.68 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Chevy Chase

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Chevy Chase

The total length of the day in Chevy Chase, MD today (July 23, 2024) will be 14 hours and 29 minutes. [More]

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Chevy Chase, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Chevy Chase, MD

Solar Energy Data in Chevy Chase, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Chevy Chase, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Chevy Chase

Based on historical Chevy Chase, 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 Chevy Chase. [1]

Chevy Chase 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 4.21 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Chevy Chase that are always titled at the latitude of Chevy Chase (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 16% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.21 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 Chevy Chase

Solar Radiation Data in Chevy Chase, MD

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Chevy Chase.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Chevy Chase, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase, MD has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.01 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Chevy Chase is June with an average of 5.68 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.66 kWh/m2/day and July at 5.65 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Chevy Chase (Maryland) are December with an average of 3.63 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.76 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.33 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Chevy Chase vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Chevy Chase

The average monthly solar radiation level in Chevy Chase, MD, of 5.01 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 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: Chevy Chase vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Chevy Chase 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 Chevy Chase

Sunrise / Sunset in Chevy Chase

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 23, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:00 am
    • Sunset: 8:29 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:29
Solar Energy Statistics for Chevy Chase

Best Months for Solar in Chevy Chase

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.68 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.63 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.09 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Chevy Chase

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Solar Power Output in Chevy Chase

The Power of Solar in Chevy Chase, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Chevy Chase, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase (MD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5676.34 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Chevy Chase is May with an average of 536.36 kWhac, followed by April at 523.16 kWhac and July at 523.02 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Chevy Chase (Maryland) are December with an average of 366.9 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 389.44 kWhac and November at 414.05 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase Electricity Costs

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Chevy Chase Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Chevy Chase, MD [5]

Tue Jul 23
86°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 89°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 80%
Wed Jul 24
75°F
Light Rain
Min: 72°F
Max: 79°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 88%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Jul 25
80°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 82°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Jul 26
81°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 65°F
Max: 84°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jul 27
90°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 69°F
Max: 90°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 26%
Cloud cover: 2%
Sun Jul 28
91°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 69°F
Max: 92°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 36%

More about Chevy Chase

About Chevy Chase

The town of Chevy Chase, MD in Montgomery County has an approximate population of 7,115. [6]

Chevy Chase Solar Power

Chevy Chase, MD Solar Energy

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

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