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Solar Energy in Takoma Park, MD

Solar Energy in Takoma Park

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Takoma Park with an average of 5.93 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Takoma Park

Solar panels in Takoma 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 Takoma Park

The total length of the day in Takoma Park, MD today (May 28, 2022) will be 14 hours and 39 minutes. [More]

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Takoma Park, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Takoma Park, MD

Solar Energy Data in Takoma Park, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Takoma Park, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Takoma Park

Based on historical Takoma 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 Takoma Park. [1]

Takoma Park 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 Takoma Park that are always titled at the latitude of Takoma Park (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]

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 Takoma Park

Solar Radiation Data in Takoma Park, MD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Takoma Park, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Takoma Park

Takoma 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 Takoma Park is July with an average of 5.93 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.74 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.65 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Takoma Park (Maryland) are December with an average of 3.69 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.86 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.32 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Takoma Park

The average monthly solar radiation level in Takoma 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: Takoma Park vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Takoma Park

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 28, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:45 am
    • Sunset: 8:24 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:39
Solar Energy Statistics for Takoma Park

Best Months for Solar in Takoma Park

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • 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 Takoma Park

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Solar Power Output in Takoma Park

The Power of Solar in Takoma Park, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Takoma Park, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Takoma Park

Takoma Park (MD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5750.04 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Takoma Park is July with an average of 544.57 kWhac, followed by May at 531.99 kWhac and April at 531.03 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Takoma Park (Maryland) are December with an average of 372.81 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 398.78 kWhac and November at 412.19 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Takoma Park

Takoma Park Electricity Costs

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Takoma Park Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Takoma Park, MD [5]

Sat May 28
73°F
Light Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 75°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 37%
Sun May 29
80°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 83°F
Light breeze: 6 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 7%
Mon May 30
90°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 63°F
Max: 91°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 2%
Tue May 31
92°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 68°F
Max: 92°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 58%
Wed Jun 1
95°F
Light Rain
Min: 72°F
Max: 95°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 23%
Thu Jun 2
95°F
Light Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 95°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 7%

More about Takoma Park

About Takoma Park

The city of Takoma Park, MD in Montgomery County has an approximate population of 16,715. [6]

Takoma Park Solar Power

Takoma Park, MD Solar Energy

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

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