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Solar Energy in Cumberland, MD

Solar Energy in Cumberland

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Cumberland with an average of 5.59 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Cumberland

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Cumberland

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

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Cumberland, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Cumberland, MD

Solar Energy Data in Cumberland, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Cumberland, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Cumberland

Based on historical Cumberland, 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 Cumberland. [1]

Cumberland has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.9 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 6% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.68 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Cumberland that are always titled at the latitude of Cumberland (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.52 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.9 kWh/m2/day and approximately 23% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.68 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 Cumberland

Solar Radiation Data in Cumberland, MD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Cumberland, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Cumberland

Cumberland, MD has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.7 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Cumberland is July with an average of 5.59 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.48 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.41 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Cumberland (Maryland) are December with an average of 2.98 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.49 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.76 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Cumberland

The average monthly solar radiation level in Cumberland, MD, of 4.7 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 20% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 29% 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: Cumberland vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Cumberland

  • Sunrise/Sunset for March 01, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:46 am
    • Sunset: 6:07 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:21
Solar Energy Statistics for Cumberland

Best Months for Solar in Cumberland

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.59 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: June (5.32 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.3 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (5.88 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Cumberland

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Solar Power Output in Cumberland

The Power of Solar in Cumberland, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Cumberland, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Cumberland

Cumberland (MD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5200.31 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Cumberland is July with an average of 501.41 kWhac, followed by August at 488.6 kWhac and May at 483.68 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Cumberland (Maryland) are December with an average of 297.41 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 351.71 kWhac and January at 351.97 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Cumberland

Cumberland Electricity Costs

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Cumberland Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Cumberland, MD [5]

Fri Mar 1
47°F
Light Rain
Min: 29°F
Max: 49°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 37%
Sat Mar 2
42°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 38°F
Max: 51°F
Calm: 3 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 96%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Mar 3
59°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 42°F
Max: 60°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 71%
Cloud cover: 55%
Mon Mar 4
62°F
Few Clouds
Min: 44°F
Max: 64°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 12%
Tue Mar 5
64°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 49°F
Max: 66°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 84%
Wed Mar 6
52°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 49°F
Max: 52°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Cumberland

About Cumberland

The city of Cumberland, MD in Allegany County has an approximate population of 20,859. [6]

Cumberland Solar Power

Cumberland, MD Solar Energy

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

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