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Solar Energy in Somerset, MD

Solar Energy in Somerset

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Solar Panels in Somerset

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Somerset

The total length of the day in Somerset, MD today (October 24, 2020) will be 10 hours and 48 minutes. [More]

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Somerset, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Somerset, MD

Solar Energy Data in Somerset, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Somerset, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Somerset

Based on historical Somerset, 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 Somerset. [1]

Somerset has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.15 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.21 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Somerset that are always titled at the latitude of Somerset (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.87 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.15 kWh/m2/day and approximately 16% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.21 kWh/m2/day. [1]

* See glossary & definitions below.

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 Somerset

Solar Radiation Data in Somerset, MD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Somerset, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Somerset

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Historical solar radiation data for Somerset is not currently available.

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

Solar Power Levels in Somerset

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Somerset

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 24, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:28 am
    • Sunset: 10:16 pm
    • Solar Noon: 4:52 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:48
Solar Energy Statistics for Somerset

Best Months for Solar in Somerset

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.63 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.09 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Somerset

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

However, Somerset is in Montgomery County and Montgomery County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Somerset

The Power of Solar in Somerset, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Somerset, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Somerset

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Historical solar radiation data for Somerset is not currently available.

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Cost of Utilities in Somerset

Somerset Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Somerset averaged 12.24 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2020, which was about 8% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.26¢/kWh in July. [3]

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Somerset Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Maryland averaged $19.29 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in July 2020, which was approximately 10% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.57 per Mcf in July. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Somerset, MD [5]

Sat Oct 24
71°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 57°F
Max: 72°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 61%
Sun Oct 25
47°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 46°F
Max: 53°F
Light breeze: 5 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Oct 26
58°F
Light Rain
Min: 49°F
Max: 68°F
Calm: 2 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 93%
Tue Oct 27
63°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 56°F
Max: 63°F
Calm: 2 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Oct 28
56°F
Light Rain
Min: 55°F
Max: 57°F
Light breeze: 5 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 76%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Oct 29
62°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 53°F
Max: 62°F
Calm: 1 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 99%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Somerset

About Somerset

The town of Somerset, MD in Montgomery County has an approximate population of 1,216. [6]

Somerset Solar Power

Somerset, MD Solar Energy

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

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