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Solar Energy in Cottage City, MD

Solar Energy in Cottage City

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

Solar Panels in Cottage City

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Cottage City

The total length of the day in Cottage City, MD today (December 09, 2022) will be 9 hours and 31 minutes. [More]

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Cottage City, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Cottage City, MD

Solar Energy Data in Cottage City, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Cottage City, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Cottage City

Based on historical Cottage City, 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 Cottage City. [1]

Cottage City 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 Cottage City that are always titled at the latitude of Cottage City (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 Cottage City

Solar Radiation Data in Cottage City, MD

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Cottage City.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Cottage City, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Cottage City

Cottage City, MD has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.08 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Cottage City is July with an average of 5.83 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.68 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.62 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Cottage City (Maryland) are December with an average of 3.73 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.12 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.29 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Cottage City vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Cottage City

The average monthly solar radiation level in Cottage City, MD, of 5.08 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 29% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 23% 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: Cottage City vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Cottage City 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 Cottage City

Sunrise / Sunset in Cottage City

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 09, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:14 am
    • Sunset: 4:45 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:31
Solar Energy Statistics for Cottage City

Best Months for Solar in Cottage City

  • 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 Cottage City

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Solar Power Output in Cottage City

The Power of Solar in Cottage City, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Cottage City, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Cottage City

Cottage City (MD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5771.4 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Cottage City is July with an average of 535.64 kWhac, followed by April at 529.27 kWhac and August at 523.86 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Cottage City (Maryland) are December with an average of 376.88 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 409.88 kWhac and January at 416.95 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Cottage City

Cottage City Electricity Costs

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Cottage City Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Cottage City, MD [5]

Fri Dec 9
47°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 38°F
Max: 49°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 3%
Sat Dec 10
45°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 36°F
Max: 47°F
Light breeze: 6 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 8%
Sun Dec 11
44°F
Light Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 46°F
Light breeze: 5 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 88%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Dec 12
46°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 38°F
Max: 46°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 32%
Tue Dec 13
45°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 32°F
Max: 45°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Dec 14
39°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 31°F
Max: 39°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 23%
Cloud cover: 54%

More about Cottage City

About Cottage City

The town of Cottage City, MD in Prince Georges County has an approximate population of 1,305. [6]

Cottage City Solar Power

Cottage City, MD Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Cottage City, MD, or for more solar-related resources for Cottage City, 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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