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Solar Energy in Riverdale Park, MD

Solar Energy in Riverdale Park

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Riverdale Park with an average of 5.75 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Riverdale Park

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Riverdale Park

The total length of the day in Riverdale Park, MD today (April 12, 2024) will be 13 hours and 8 minutes. [More]

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Riverdale Park, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Riverdale Park, MD

Solar Energy Data in Riverdale Park, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Riverdale Park, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Riverdale Park

Based on historical Riverdale Park, 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 Riverdale Park. [1]

Riverdale Park has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.14 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.15 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Riverdale Park that are always titled at the latitude of Riverdale Park (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.85 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.14 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.15 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 Riverdale Park

Solar Radiation Data in Riverdale Park, MD

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Riverdale Park.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Riverdale Park, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Riverdale Park

Riverdale Park, MD has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.06 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Riverdale Park is July with an average of 5.75 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 5.7 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.7 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Riverdale Park (Maryland) are December with an average of 3.72 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.1 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.3 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Riverdale Park vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Riverdale Park

The average monthly solar radiation level in Riverdale Park, MD, of 5.06 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: Riverdale Park vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Riverdale Park 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 Riverdale Park

Sunrise / Sunset in Riverdale Park

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 12, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:34 am
    • Sunset: 7:42 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:8
Solar Energy Statistics for Riverdale Park

Best Months for Solar in Riverdale Park

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.75 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.06 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Riverdale Park

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Solar Power Output in Riverdale Park

The Power of Solar in Riverdale Park, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Riverdale Park, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Riverdale Park

Riverdale Park (MD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5757.07 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Riverdale Park is April with an average of 530.6 kWhac, followed by July at 528.77 kWhac and March at 526.47 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Riverdale Park (Maryland) are December with an average of 375.81 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 410.97 kWhac and January at 425.84 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Riverdale Park

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Riverdale Park Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Riverdale Park, MD [5]

Fri Apr 12
64°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 56°F
Max: 67°F
Moderate breeze: 18 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 85%
Sat Apr 13
57°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 50°F
Max: 59°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 85%
Sun Apr 14
71°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 75°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 27%
Mon Apr 15
68°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 60°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 98%
Tue Apr 16
74°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 75°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 55%
Wed Apr 17
73°F
Light Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 77°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 67%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Riverdale Park

About Riverdale Park

The town of Riverdale Park, MD in Prince Georges County has an approximate population of 6,956. [6]

Riverdale Park Solar Power

Riverdale Park, MD Solar Energy

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

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