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Solar Energy in Oakland, MD

Solar Energy in Oakland

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Oakland with an average of 5.6 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Oakland

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Oakland

The total length of the day in Oakland, MD today (February 24, 2024) will be 11 hours and 6 minutes. [More]

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Oakland, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Oakland, MD

Solar Energy Data in Oakland, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Oakland, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Oakland

Based on historical Oakland, 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 Oakland. [1]

Oakland has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.84 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 6% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.62 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Oakland that are always titled at the latitude of Oakland (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.39 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.84 kWh/m2/day and approximately 21% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.62 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 Oakland

Solar Radiation Data in Oakland, MD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Oakland, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Oakland

Oakland, MD has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.6 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Oakland is August with an average of 5.6 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.5 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.5 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Oakland (Maryland) are December with an average of 2.87 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.32 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.74 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Oakland

The average monthly solar radiation level in Oakland, MD, of 4.6 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 17% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 30% 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: Oakland vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Oakland

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 24, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:57 am
    • Sunset: 6:03 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:6
Solar Energy Statistics for Oakland

Best Months for Solar in Oakland

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.6 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: June (5.28 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.33 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (5.86 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Oakland

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Solar Power Output in Oakland

The Power of Solar in Oakland, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Oakland, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Oakland

Oakland (MD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5101.62 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Oakland is August with an average of 509.94 kWhac, followed by July at 496.85 kWhac and June at 488.41 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Oakland (Maryland) are December with an average of 287.12 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 335.16 kWhac and February at 338.77 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Oakland

Oakland Electricity Costs

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Oakland Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Oakland, MD [5]

Sat Feb 24
31°F
Rain And Snow
Min: 20°F
Max: 37°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 92%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Feb 25
37°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 16°F
Max: 41°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 74%
Mon Feb 26
49°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 38°F
Max: 51°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 78%
Cloud cover: 98%
Tue Feb 27
56°F
Light Rain
Min: 44°F
Max: 58°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 78%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Feb 28
58°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 59°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 85%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Feb 29
28°F
Snow
Min: 17°F
Max: 31°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 73%

More about Oakland

About Oakland

The town of Oakland, MD in Garrett County has an approximate population of 1,925. [6]

Oakland Solar Power

Oakland, MD Solar Energy

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

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Solar cells convert sunlight into electricity through a physical process known as the photovoltaic effect.

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