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Solar Energy in Forest Heights, MD

Solar Energy in Forest Heights

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Solar Panels in Forest Heights

Solar panels in Forest 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 Forest Heights

The total length of the day in Forest Heights, MD today (May 18, 2021) will be 14 hours and 24 minutes. [More]

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Forest Heights, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Forest Heights, MD

Solar Energy Data in Forest Heights, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Forest Heights, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Forest Heights

Based on historical Forest 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 Forest Heights. [1]

Forest 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 Forest Heights that are always titled at the latitude of Forest 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 Forest Heights

Solar Radiation Data in Forest Heights, MD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Forest Heights, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Forest Heights

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

Solar Power Levels in Forest Heights

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Forest Heights

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 18, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:52 am
    • Sunset: 12:16 am
    • Solar Noon: 5:04 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:24
Solar Energy Statistics for Forest Heights

Best Months for Solar in Forest Heights

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • 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 Forest Heights

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

However, Forest Heights is in Prince Georges County and Prince Georges County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Forest Heights

The Power of Solar in Forest Heights, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Forest Heights, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Forest Heights

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Cost of Utilities in Forest Heights

Forest Heights Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Forest Heights averaged 12.46 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in February 2021, which was about 7% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.34¢/kWh in February. [3]

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Forest Heights Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Maryland averaged $12.22 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in February 2021, which was approximately 28% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.55 per Mcf in February. [4]

Weather Forecast for Forest Heights, MD [5]

Tue May 18
76°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 50°F
Max: 78°F
Light breeze: 5 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed May 19
83°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 53°F
Max: 84°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 81%
Thu May 20
86°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 60°F
Max: 86°F
Light breeze: 6 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 31%
Cloud cover: 99%
Fri May 21
69°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 60°F
Max: 75°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 99%
Sat May 22
76°F
Light Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 76°F
Light breeze: 6 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun May 23
79°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 76%

More about Forest Heights

About Forest Heights

The town of Forest Heights, MD in Prince Georges County has an approximate population of 2,447. [6]

Forest Heights Solar Power

Forest Heights, MD Solar Energy

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

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