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Solar Energy in Preston, MD

Solar Energy in Preston

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Preston with an average of 6.09 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Preston

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Preston

The total length of the day in Preston, MD today (December 07, 2022) will be 9 hours and 34 minutes. [More]

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Preston, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Preston, MD

Solar Energy Data in Preston, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Preston, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Preston

Based on historical Preston, 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 Preston. [1]

Preston has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.19 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately equal to the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.19 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Preston that are always titled at the latitude of Preston (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.89 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.19 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.19 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 Preston

Solar Radiation Data in Preston, MD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Preston, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Preston

Preston, MD has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.16 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Preston is August with an average of 6.09 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 6.06 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.87 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Preston (Maryland) are December with an average of 3.47 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.09 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.35 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Preston

The average monthly solar radiation level in Preston, MD, of 5.16 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 31% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 22% 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: Preston vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Preston

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 07, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:08 am
    • Sunset: 4:42 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:34
Solar Energy Statistics for Preston

Best Months for Solar in Preston

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.09 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.7 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.84 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.21 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Preston

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Solar Power Output in Preston

The Power of Solar in Preston, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Preston, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Preston

Preston (MD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5874.66 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Preston is August with an average of 563.2 kWhac, followed by July at 557.87 kWhac and May at 545.23 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Preston (Maryland) are December with an average of 350.85 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 419.13 kWhac and November at 423.72 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Preston

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Preston Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Preston, MD [5]

Wed Dec 7
59°F
Light Rain
Min: 54°F
Max: 59°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 94%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Dec 8
53°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 45°F
Max: 56°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 66%
Fri Dec 9
46°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 38°F
Max: 48°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 57%
Sat Dec 10
44°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 38°F
Max: 48°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 89%
Sun Dec 11
48°F
Light Rain
Min: 43°F
Max: 50°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 91%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Dec 12
40°F
Light Rain
Min: 40°F
Max: 45°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 89%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Preston

About Preston

The town of Preston, MD in Caroline County has an approximate population of 719. [6]

Preston Solar Power

Preston, MD Solar Energy

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

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