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Solar Energy in Auburn, ME

Solar Energy in Auburn

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Auburn with an average of 5.71 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Auburn

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Auburn

The total length of the day in Auburn, ME today (July 20, 2017) will be 15 hours and 00 minutes. [More]

Auburn, ME Solar Energy

Solar Power in Auburn, ME

Solar Energy Data in Auburn, ME

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Auburn, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Auburn

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

Auburn has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.77 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 7% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.04 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Auburn that are always titled at the latitude of Auburn (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.52 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.77 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.04 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 Auburn

Solar Radiation Data in Auburn, ME

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Auburn, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Auburn

Auburn, ME has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.67 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Auburn is July with an average of 5.71 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.55 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.35 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Auburn (Maine) are December with an average of 2.92 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.12 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.64 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Auburn

The average monthly solar radiation level in Auburn, ME, of 4.67 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 Auburn 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 Auburn

Sunrise / Sunset in Auburn

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 20, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:17 am
    • Sunset: 8:17 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:47 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:00
Solar Energy Statistics for Auburn

Best Months for Solar in Auburn

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.71 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.51 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: August (5 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.78 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Auburn

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

However, Auburn is in Androscoggin County and Androscoggin County has at least 9 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Auburn

The Power of Solar in Auburn, ME

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Auburn, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Auburn

Auburn (ME) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5525.59 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Auburn is July with an average of 544.19 kWhac, followed by August at 534.19 kWhac and May at 530.28 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Auburn (Maine) are November with an average of 312.83 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 313.04 kWhac and January at 388.89 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Auburn

Auburn Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Auburn averaged 16.05 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2017, which was about 26% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.70¢/kWh in April. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Auburn

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Auburn Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Maine averaged $13.03 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in March 2017, which was approximately 14% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $11.38 per Mcf in March. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Auburn

Solar Energy Contractors in Auburn

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Auburn, ME.

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

Our search for solar contractors companies located in Auburn produced no matches.

Solar Energy Equipment in Auburn

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Auburn, ME.

Sorry, no local business selling solar equipment were found.

Our search for companies selling solar parts located in Auburn produced no matches.

Energy Conservation Consultants in Auburn

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Auburn, ME.

Sorry, no local energy conservation specialists were found.

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Weather Forecast for Auburn, ME [5]

Wed Jul 19
64°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 64°F
Max: 64°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 82%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jul 20
76°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 64°F
Max: 81°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Jul 21
77°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 62°F
Max: 81°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Jul 22
71°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 60°F
Max: 71°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Jul 23
65°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 58°F
Max: 65°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Jul 24
63°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 63°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Auburn

About Auburn

The city of Auburn, ME in Androscoggin County has an approximate population of 23,055. [6]

Auburn Solar Power

Auburn, ME Solar Energy

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

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