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Solar Energy in Seaford, DE

Solar Energy in Seaford

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Seaford with an average of 5.72 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Seaford

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Seaford

The total length of the day in Seaford, DE today (October 24, 2017) will be 10 hours and 49 minutes. [More]

Seaford, DE Solar Energy

Solar Power in Seaford, DE

Solar Energy Data in Seaford, DE

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Seaford, DE

Solar Radiation Data in Seaford

Based on historical Seaford, 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 Seaford. [1]

Seaford has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.18 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately equal to the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.18 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Seaford that are always titled at the latitude of Seaford (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.88 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.18 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.18 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 Seaford

Solar Radiation Data in Seaford, DE

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Seaford, DE

Solar Radiation Data in Seaford

Seaford, DE has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.66 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Seaford is June with an average of 5.72 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.63 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.3 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Seaford (Delaware) are December with an average of 2.83 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.42 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Seaford

The average monthly solar radiation level in Seaford, DE, of 4.66 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 25% 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 Seaford 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 Seaford

Sunrise / Sunset in Seaford

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 24, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:21 am
    • Sunset: 6:11 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:46 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:49
Solar Energy Statistics for Seaford

Best Months for Solar in Seaford

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.72 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.63 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.76 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.15 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Seaford

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

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

Solar Power Output in Seaford

The Power of Solar in Seaford, DE

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Seaford, DE

Solar Radiation Data in Seaford

Seaford (DE) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5413.12 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Seaford is July with an average of 530.82 kWhac, followed by June at 523.98 kWhac and May at 517.14 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Seaford (Delaware) are December with an average of 297.04 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 353.37 kWhac and January at 359.84 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Seaford

Seaford Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Seaford averaged 12.71 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2017, which was about 3% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.12¢/kWh in July. [3]

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Seaford Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Delaware averaged $22.77 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in July 2017, which was approximately 28% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.75 per Mcf in July. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Seaford

Solar Energy Contractors in Seaford

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Seaford

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Seaford

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

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Weather Forecast for Seaford, DE [5]

Tue Oct 24
70°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 74°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 92%
Wed Oct 25
59°F
Few Clouds
Min: 42°F
Max: 60°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 12%
Thu Oct 26
54°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 45°F
Max: 56°F
High wind, near gale: 16 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Oct 27
63°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 49°F
Max: 63°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Oct 28
68°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 51°F
Max: 68°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 14%
Sun Oct 29
58°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 47°F
Max: 58°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 99%

More about Seaford

About Seaford

The city of Seaford, DE in Sussex County has an approximate population of 6,928. [6]

Seaford Solar Power

Seaford, DE Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

The solar energy that strikes the Earth in one hour could provide all of the Earth's energy needs for a complete year.

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