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Solar Energy in College Park, MD

Solar Energy in College Park

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in College Park with an average of 5.83 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in College Park

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

Sunrise & Sunset in College Park

The total length of the day in College Park, MD today (February 21, 2024) will be 11 hours and 0 minutes. [More]

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College Park, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in College Park, MD

Solar Energy Data in College Park, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for College Park, MD

Solar Radiation Data in College Park

Based on historical College Park, 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 College Park. [1]

College Park has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.14 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.15 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in College Park that are always titled at the latitude of College Park (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.85 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.14 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.15 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 College Park

Solar Radiation Data in College Park, MD

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in College Park.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for College Park, MD

Solar Radiation Data in College Park

College Park, 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 College Park is July with an average of 5.83 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 5.61 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.59 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in College Park (Maryland) are December with an average of 3.74 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.11 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.29 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: College Park vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in College Park

The average monthly solar radiation level in College Park, 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: College Park vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average College Park 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 College Park

Sunrise / Sunset in College Park

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 21, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:51 am
    • Sunset: 5:51 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:0
Solar Energy Statistics for College Park

Best Months for Solar in College Park

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.83 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.06 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in College Park

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Solar Power Output in College Park

The Power of Solar in College Park, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for College Park, MD

Solar Radiation Data in College Park

College Park (MD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5732.43 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in College Park is July with an average of 536.2 kWhac, followed by May at 534.85 kWhac and April at 523.61 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in College Park (Maryland) are December with an average of 378 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 409.58 kWhac and January at 416.62 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in College Park

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Weather Forecast for College Park, MD [5]

Wed Feb 21
45°F
Few Clouds
Min: 28°F
Max: 48°F
Light breeze: 7 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 22%
Thu Feb 22
47°F
Light Rain
Min: 35°F
Max: 52°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 94%
Fri Feb 23
52°F
Light Rain
Min: 46°F
Max: 57°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Feb 24
41°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 35°F
Max: 42°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 80%
Sun Feb 25
50°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 32°F
Max: 52°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 26%
Mon Feb 26
56°F
Light Rain
Min: 46°F
Max: 57°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about College Park

About College Park

The city of College Park, MD in Prince Georges County has an approximate population of 30,413. [6]

College Park Solar Power

College Park, MD Solar Energy

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

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