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Solar Energy in La Plata, MD

Solar Energy in La Plata

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Solar Panels in La Plata

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

Sunrise & Sunset in La Plata

The total length of the day in La Plata, MD today (October 28, 2020) will be 10 hours and 38 minutes. [More]

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La Plata, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in La Plata, MD

Solar Energy Data in La Plata, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for La Plata, MD

Solar Radiation Data in La Plata

Based on historical La Plata, 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 La Plata. [1]

La Plata has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.21 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.27 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in La Plata that are always titled at the latitude of La Plata (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.92 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.21 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.27 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 La Plata

Solar Radiation Data in La Plata, MD

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in La Plata.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for La Plata, MD

Solar Radiation Data in La Plata

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Solar Power Comparison: La Plata vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in La Plata

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average La Plata 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 La Plata

Sunrise / Sunset in La Plata

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 28, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:32 am
    • Sunset: 10:10 pm
    • Solar Noon: 4:51 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:38
Solar Energy Statistics for La Plata

Best Months for Solar in La Plata

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.67 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.83 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.18 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in La Plata

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

However, La Plata is in Charles County and Charles County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in La Plata

The Power of Solar in La Plata, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for La Plata, MD

Solar Radiation Data in La Plata

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Cost of Utilities in La Plata

La Plata Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in La Plata averaged 12.48 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2020, which was about 6% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.31¢/kWh in August. [3]

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La Plata Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Maryland averaged $19.29 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in July 2020, which was approximately 10% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.57 per Mcf in July. [4]

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Weather Forecast for La Plata, MD [5]

Wed Oct 28
67°F
Light Rain
Min: 56°F
Max: 72°F
Light breeze: 6 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 81%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Oct 29
64°F
Very Heavy Rain
Min: 53°F
Max: 64°F
Light breeze: 7 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 95%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Oct 30
48°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 44°F
Max: 52°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 88%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Oct 31
48°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 38°F
Max: 54°F
Light breeze: 4 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Nov 1
53°F
Light Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 60°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 69%
Cloud cover: 99%
Mon Nov 2
42°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 33°F
Max: 45°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about La Plata

About La Plata

The town of La Plata, MD in Charles County has an approximate population of 8,753. [6]

La Plata Solar Power

La Plata, MD Solar Energy

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

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