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Solar Power in 20198 (The Plains, VA)

Solar Energy in 20198

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in 20198 with an average of 5.74 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 20198

Solar panels in 20198 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 20198

The total length of the day in 20198 (The Plains, VA) today (May 19, 2022) will be 14 hours and 26 minutes. [More]

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20198 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 20198 (The Plains, VA)

Solar Energy Data for 20198

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 20198.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 20198

Solar Radiation Data in 20198

Based on historical 20198 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 20198. [1]

The region associated with 20198 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.16 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.33 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 20198 that are always titled at the latitude of The Plains (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.88 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.16 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.33 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 20198

Solar Radiation Data in 20198

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 20198.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 20198

Solar Radiation Data in 20198

The region associated with 20198 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 20198 is August with an average of 5.74 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.68 kWh/m2/day and September at 5.63 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 20198 are December with an average of 3.72 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.89 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.27 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 20198 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 20198

The average monthly solar radiation level in 20198, 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: 20198 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 20198 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 20198

Sunrise / Sunset in 20198

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 19, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:54 am
    • Sunset: 8:20 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:26
Solar Energy Statistics for 20198

Best Months for Solar in 20198

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.74 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: March (4.79 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.08 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 20198

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 20198 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 20198

The Power of Solar in 20198

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 20198. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 20198. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 20198

Solar Radiation Data in 20198

20198 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5658.81 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 20198 is August with an average of 525.15 kWhac, followed by May at 516.35 kWhac and April at 511.25 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 20198 are December with an average of 386.62 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 403.48 kWhac and January at 405.99 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 20198 [5]

Thu May 19
76°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 69%
Fri May 20
84°F
Light Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 91°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 79%
Sat May 21
92°F
Light Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 92°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 69%
Sun May 22
84°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 84°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon May 23
55°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 53°F
Max: 65°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue May 24
68°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 43°F
Max: 70°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 81%

More about 20198

About 20198

The ZIP code 20198 is associated with the city of The Plains in Fauquier County in Virginia.

20198 Solar Power

20198 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 20198, or for more solar-related resources for VA, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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