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Solar Energy in Ridgely, MD

Solar Energy in Ridgely

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Ridgely with an average of 5.97 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Ridgely

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Ridgely

The total length of the day in Ridgely, MD today (July 14, 2024) will be 14 hours and 42 minutes. [More]

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Ridgely, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Ridgely, MD

Solar Energy Data in Ridgely, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Ridgely, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Ridgely

Based on historical Ridgely, 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 Ridgely. [1]

Ridgely has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.18 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.2 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Ridgely that are always titled at the latitude of Ridgely (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.89 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.18 kWh/m2/day and approximately 16% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.2 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 Ridgely

Solar Radiation Data in Ridgely, MD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Ridgely, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Ridgely

Ridgely, MD has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.07 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Ridgely is July with an average of 5.97 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 5.9 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 Ridgely (Maryland) are December with an average of 3.53 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.82 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.28 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Ridgely

The average monthly solar radiation level in Ridgely, MD, of 5.07 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 29% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 23% 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: Ridgely vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Ridgely

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 14, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:48 am
    • Sunset: 8:30 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:42
Solar Energy Statistics for Ridgely

Best Months for Solar in Ridgely

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.97 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.73 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.86 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.15 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Ridgely

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Solar Power Output in Ridgely

The Power of Solar in Ridgely, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Ridgely, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Ridgely

Ridgely (MD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5771.8 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Ridgely is July with an average of 554.84 kWhac, followed by April at 553.01 kWhac and May at 537.86 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Ridgely (Maryland) are December with an average of 360.61 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 395.52 kWhac and February at 402.05 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Ridgely

Ridgely Electricity Costs

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Ridgely Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Ridgely, MD [5]

More about Ridgely

About Ridgely

The town of Ridgely, MD in Caroline County has an approximate population of 1,639. [6]

Ridgely Solar Power

Ridgely, MD Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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