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Solar Energy in Fairmount Heights, MD

Solar Energy in Fairmount Heights

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Fairmount Heights with an average of 5.77 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Fairmount Heights

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Fairmount Heights

The total length of the day in Fairmount Heights, MD today (December 08, 2021) will be 9 hours and 32 minutes. [More]

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Fairmount Heights, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Fairmount Heights, MD

Solar Energy Data in Fairmount Heights, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Fairmount Heights, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Fairmount Heights

Based on historical Fairmount Heights, 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 Fairmount Heights. [1]

Fairmount Heights has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.15 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.17 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Fairmount Heights that are always titled at the latitude of Fairmount Heights (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.86 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.15 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.17 kWh/m2/day. [1]

* See glossary & definitions below.

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 Fairmount Heights

Solar Radiation Data in Fairmount Heights, MD

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Fairmount Heights.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Fairmount Heights, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Fairmount Heights

Fairmount Heights, 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 Fairmount Heights is July with an average of 5.77 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 5.57 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Fairmount Heights (Maryland) are December with an average of 3.67 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.11 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.3 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Fairmount Heights vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Fairmount Heights

The average monthly solar radiation level in Fairmount Heights, MD, of 5.04 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 35% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 24% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Fairmount Heights 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 Fairmount Heights

Sunrise / Sunset in Fairmount Heights

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 08, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:13 am
    • Sunset: 4:45 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:32
Solar Energy Statistics for Fairmount Heights

Best Months for Solar in Fairmount Heights

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.77 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.7 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.14 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Fairmount Heights

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the town of Fairmount Heights, MD at this current time.

Solar Power Output in Fairmount Heights

The Power of Solar in Fairmount Heights, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Fairmount Heights, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Fairmount Heights

Fairmount Heights (MD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5725.72 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Fairmount Heights is July with an average of 530.51 kWhac, followed by May at 526.06 kWhac and April at 524.01 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Fairmount Heights (Maryland) are December with an average of 377.02 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 410.81 kWhac and January at 427.92 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Fairmount Heights

Fairmount Heights Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Fairmount Heights averaged 13.30 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2021, which was about 6% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.19¢/kWh in September. [3]

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Fairmount Heights Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Maryland averaged $23.57 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2021, which was approximately 17% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $20.22 per Mcf in August. [4]

Weather Forecast for Fairmount Heights, MD [5]

Wed Dec 8
36°F
Light Snow
Min: 34°F
Max: 40°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 69%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Dec 9
40°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 29°F
Max: 40°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 96%
Fri Dec 10
52°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 36°F
Max: 52°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 92%
Sat Dec 11
68°F
Light Rain
Min: 44°F
Max: 68°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 75%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Dec 12
48°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 38°F
Max: 48°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 7%
Mon Dec 13
52°F
Few Clouds
Min: 36°F
Max: 52°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 21%

More about Fairmount Heights

About Fairmount Heights

The town of Fairmount Heights, MD in Prince Georges County has an approximate population of 1,494. [6]

Fairmount Heights Solar Power

Fairmount Heights, MD Solar Energy

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

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