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Solar Energy in Gaithersburg, MD

Solar Energy in Gaithersburg

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Solar Panels in Gaithersburg

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Gaithersburg

The total length of the day in Gaithersburg, MD today (April 20, 2021) will be 13 hours and 28 minutes. [More]

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Gaithersburg, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Gaithersburg, MD

Solar Energy Data in Gaithersburg, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Gaithersburg, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Gaithersburg

Based on historical Gaithersburg, 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 Gaithersburg. [1]

Gaithersburg has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.15 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.28 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Gaithersburg that are always titled at the latitude of Gaithersburg (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.87 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.15 kWh/m2/day and approximately 14% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.28 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 Gaithersburg

Solar Radiation Data in Gaithersburg, MD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Gaithersburg, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Gaithersburg

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

Solar Power Levels in Gaithersburg

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Gaithersburg

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 20, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 10:23 am
    • Sunset: 11:51 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:07 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:28
Solar Energy Statistics for Gaithersburg

Best Months for Solar in Gaithersburg

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.64 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.78 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.16 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Gaithersburg

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

However, Gaithersburg is in Montgomery County and Montgomery County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Gaithersburg

The Power of Solar in Gaithersburg, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Gaithersburg, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Gaithersburg

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Cost of Utilities in Gaithersburg

Gaithersburg Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Gaithersburg averaged 12.61 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in January 2021, which was about 1% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.69¢/kWh in January. [3]

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Gaithersburg Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Maryland averaged $11.48 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in January 2021, which was approximately 18% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.74 per Mcf in January. [4]

Weather Forecast for Gaithersburg, MD [5]

Tue Apr 20
72°F
Light Rain
Min: 45°F
Max: 74°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 9%
Wed Apr 21
49°F
Light Rain
Min: 35°F
Max: 57°F
Fresh Breeze: 21 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Apr 22
48°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 31°F
Max: 49°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 31%
Cloud cover: 81%
Fri Apr 23
57°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 34°F
Max: 59°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 8%
Sat Apr 24
63°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 63°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 96%
Sun Apr 25
62°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 41°F
Max: 62°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 50%

More about Gaithersburg

About Gaithersburg

The city of Gaithersburg, MD in Montgomery County has an approximate population of 59,933. [6]

Gaithersburg Solar Power

Gaithersburg, MD Solar Energy

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

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