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Solar Power in 20156 (Gainesville, VA)

Solar Energy in 20156

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Solar Panels in 20156

Solar panels in 20156 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 20156

The total length of the day in 20156 (Gainesville, VA) today (September 28, 2020) will be 11 hours and 52 minutes. [More]

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20156 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 20156 (Gainesville, VA)

Solar Energy Data for 20156

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 20156.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 20156

Solar Radiation Data in 20156

Based on historical 20156 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 20156. [1]

The region associated with 20156 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.18 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.35 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 20156 that are always titled at the latitude of Gainesville (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.91 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.18 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.35 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 20156

Solar Radiation Data in 20156

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 20156

Solar Radiation Data in 20156

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Solar Power Comparison: 20156 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 20156

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Solar Power: 20156 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 20156 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 20156

Sunrise / Sunset in 20156

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 28, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:04 am
    • Sunset: 10:56 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:00 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:52
Solar Energy Statistics for 20156

Best Months for Solar in 20156

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.56 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (4.8 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.06 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 20156

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in 20156 at this current time.

However, 20156 is in Prince William County and Prince William County (VA) has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in 20156

The Power of Solar in 20156

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 20156. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 20156. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 20156

Solar Radiation Data in 20156

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Weather Forecast for 20156 [5]

Mon Sep 28
78°F
Light Rain
Min: 63°F
Max: 78°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 67%
Cloud cover: 49%
Tue Sep 29
74°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 58°F
Max: 74°F
Calm: 2 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 66%
Wed Sep 30
56°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 54°F
Max: 59°F
Light breeze: 5 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 85%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Oct 1
66°F
Light Rain
Min: 52°F
Max: 68°F
Light breeze: 5 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Oct 2
59°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 47°F
Max: 64°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Oct 3
59°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 46°F
Max: 63°F
Light breeze: 3 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about 20156

About 20156

The ZIP code 20156 is associated with the city of Gainesville in Prince William County in Virginia.

20156 Solar Power

20156 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 20156, or for more solar-related resources for VA, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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