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Solar Energy in Towson, MD

Solar Energy in Towson

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Towson with an average of 5.88 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Towson

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Towson

The total length of the day in Towson, MD today (November 28, 2022) will be 9 hours and 40 minutes. [More]

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Towson, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Towson, MD

Solar Energy Data in Towson, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Towson, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Towson

Based on historical Towson, 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 Towson. [1]

Towson has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.07 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Towson that are always titled at the latitude of Towson (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.76 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.07 kWh/m2/day and approximately 19% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4 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 Towson

Solar Radiation Data in Towson, MD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Towson, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Towson

Towson, MD has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.98 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Towson is July with an average of 5.88 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.67 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.66 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Towson (Maryland) are December with an average of 3.63 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.84 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.13 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Towson

The average monthly solar radiation level in Towson, MD, of 4.98 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 27% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 25% 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: Towson vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Towson

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 28, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:04 am
    • Sunset: 4:44 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:40
Solar Energy Statistics for Towson

Best Months for Solar in Towson

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.88 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.54 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.57 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.06 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Towson

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Solar Power Output in Towson

The Power of Solar in Towson, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Towson, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Towson

Towson (MD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5686.29 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Towson is July with an average of 546.12 kWhac, followed by August at 523.45 kWhac and April at 519.75 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Towson (Maryland) are December with an average of 372.64 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 398.75 kWhac and November at 404.17 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Towson

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Weather Forecast for Towson, MD [5]

Mon Nov 28
50°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 40°F
Max: 53°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 67%
Cloud cover: 80%
Tue Nov 29
44°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 36°F
Max: 47°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 67%
Wed Nov 30
52°F
Light Rain
Min: 38°F
Max: 58°F
Fresh Breeze: 21 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 85%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Dec 1
36°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 31°F
Max: 41°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 4%
Fri Dec 2
41°F
Few Clouds
Min: 33°F
Max: 47°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 21%
Sat Dec 3
52°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 39°F
Max: 56°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Towson

About Towson

The city of Towson, MD in Baltimore County has an approximate population of 51,197. [6]

Towson Solar Power

Towson, MD Solar Energy

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

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