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Solar Energy in Sharpsburg, MD

Solar Energy in Sharpsburg

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Sharpsburg with an average of 5.91 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Sharpsburg

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Sharpsburg

The total length of the day in Sharpsburg, MD today (January 25, 2022) will be 9 hours and 59 minutes. [More]

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Sharpsburg, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Sharpsburg, MD

Solar Energy Data in Sharpsburg, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Sharpsburg, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Sharpsburg

Based on historical Sharpsburg, 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 Sharpsburg. [1]

Sharpsburg has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.05 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.95 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Sharpsburg that are always titled at the latitude of Sharpsburg (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.72 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.05 kWh/m2/day and approximately 19% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.95 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 Sharpsburg

Solar Radiation Data in Sharpsburg, MD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Sharpsburg, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Sharpsburg

Sharpsburg, MD has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.9 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Sharpsburg is July with an average of 5.91 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.81 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.67 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Sharpsburg (Maryland) are December with an average of 3.19 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.65 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.98 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Sharpsburg

The average monthly solar radiation level in Sharpsburg, MD, of 4.9 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 31% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 26% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: Sharpsburg vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Sharpsburg

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 25, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:23 am
    • Sunset: 5:22 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:59
Solar Energy Statistics for Sharpsburg

Best Months for Solar in Sharpsburg

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.91 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.59 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.08 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Sharpsburg

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

Solar Power Output in Sharpsburg

The Power of Solar in Sharpsburg, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Sharpsburg, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Sharpsburg

Sharpsburg (MD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5542.74 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Sharpsburg is July with an average of 542.9 kWhac, followed by August at 530.8 kWhac and April at 513.54 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Sharpsburg (Maryland) are December with an average of 320.26 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 378.29 kWhac and November at 386.63 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Sharpsburg

Sharpsburg Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Sharpsburg averaged 14.48 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2021, which was about 3% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.11¢/kWh in October. [3]

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Sharpsburg Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Maryland averaged $0.00 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2021, which was approximately 100% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.48 per Mcf in September. [4]

Weather Forecast for Sharpsburg, MD [5]

Tue Jan 25
32°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 20°F
Max: 33°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Jan 26
24°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 16°F
Max: 25°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 9%
Thu Jan 27
29°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 14°F
Max: 31°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 9%
Fri Jan 28
32°F
Light Snow
Min: 27°F
Max: 33°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 90%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jan 29
21°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 16°F
Max: 29°F
Fresh Breeze: 21 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 31%
Sun Jan 30
26°F
Few Clouds
Min: 14°F
Max: 29°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 22%

More about Sharpsburg

About Sharpsburg

The town of Sharpsburg, MD in Washington County has an approximate population of 705. [6]

Sharpsburg Solar Power

Sharpsburg, MD Solar Energy

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

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