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Solar Energy in Bethany Beach, DE

Solar Energy in Bethany Beach

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Bethany Beach with an average of 5.58 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Bethany Beach

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Bethany Beach

The total length of the day in Bethany Beach, DE today (September 24, 2017) will be 12 hours and 02 minutes. [More]

Bethany Beach, DE Solar Energy

Solar Power in Bethany Beach, DE

Solar Energy Data in Bethany Beach, DE

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Bethany Beach, DE

Solar Radiation Data in Bethany Beach

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

Bethany Beach has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.15 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.03 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Bethany Beach that are always titled at the latitude of Bethany Beach (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.82 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.15 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.03 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.

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Solar Radiation Levels in Bethany Beach

Solar Radiation Data in Bethany Beach, DE

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Bethany Beach.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Bethany Beach, DE

Solar Radiation Data in Bethany Beach

Bethany Beach, DE has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.69 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Bethany Beach is July with an average of 5.58 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.52 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.47 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Bethany Beach (Delaware) are December with an average of 3.15 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.57 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Power Comparison: Bethany Beach vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Bethany Beach

The average monthly solar radiation level in Bethany Beach, DE, of 4.69 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 26% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 29% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Bethany Beach 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).

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Solar Data & Statistics for Bethany Beach

Sunrise / Sunset in Bethany Beach

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 24, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:50 am
    • Sunset: 6:53 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:51 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:02
Solar Energy Statistics for Bethany Beach

Best Months for Solar in Bethany Beach

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.61 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.66 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.13 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Bethany Beach

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

However, Bethany Beach is in Sussex County and Sussex County has at least 1,940 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Bethany Beach

The Power of Solar in Bethany Beach, DE

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Bethany Beach, DE

Solar Radiation Data in Bethany Beach

Bethany Beach (DE) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5500.25 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Bethany Beach is May with an average of 539.17 kWhac, followed by July at 529.72 kWhac and August at 518.87 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Bethany Beach (Delaware) are December with an average of 331.18 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 355.62 kWhac and January at 380.64 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Bethany Beach

Bethany Beach Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Bethany Beach averaged 13.40 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2017, which was about 1% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.22¢/kWh in June. [3]

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Bethany Beach Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Delaware averaged $18.79 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2017, which was approximately 18% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.98 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Bethany Beach

Solar Energy Contractors in Bethany Beach

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Bethany Beach, DE.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Bethany Beach

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Bethany Beach, DE.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Bethany Beach

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Bethany Beach, DE.

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Weather Forecast for Bethany Beach, DE [5]

Sat Sep 23
67°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 67°F
Max: 67°F
Calm: 0 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Sep 24
72°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 73°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Sep 25
71°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 73°F
Severe Gale: 23 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 98%
Cloud cover: 88%
Tue Sep 26
73°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 71°F
Max: 73°F
High wind, near gale: 16 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 98%
Wed Sep 27
81°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 69°F
Max: 81°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Sep 28
70°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 63°F
Max: 70°F
High wind, near gale: 15 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Bethany Beach

About Bethany Beach

The town of Bethany Beach, DE in Sussex County has an approximate population of 1,060. [6]

Bethany Beach Solar Power

Bethany Beach, DE Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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