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Solar Energy in Augusta, ME

Solar Energy in Augusta

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Augusta with an average of 5.7 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Augusta

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Augusta

The total length of the day in Augusta, ME today (July 25, 2017) will be 14 hours and 51 minutes. [More]

Augusta, ME Solar Energy

Solar Power in Augusta, ME

Solar Energy Data in Augusta, ME

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Augusta, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Augusta

Based on historical Augusta, 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 Augusta. [1]

Augusta has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.72 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 6% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.96 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Augusta that are always titled at the latitude of Augusta (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.48 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.72 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.96 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 Augusta

Solar Radiation Data in Augusta, ME

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Augusta, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Augusta

Augusta, 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 Augusta is July with an average of 5.7 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.54 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.34 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Augusta (Maine) are December with an average of 2.93 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.13 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.65 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Augusta

The average monthly solar radiation level in Augusta, 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 Augusta 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 Augusta

Sunrise / Sunset in Augusta

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 25, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:19 am
    • Sunset: 8:11 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:45 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:51
Solar Energy Statistics for Augusta

Best Months for Solar in Augusta

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.7 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.48 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: August (4.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.73 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Augusta

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

However, Augusta is in Kennebec County and Kennebec County has at least 45 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Augusta

The Power of Solar in Augusta, ME

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Augusta, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Augusta

Augusta (ME) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5523.82 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Augusta is July with an average of 543.38 kWhac, followed by August at 533.68 kWhac and May at 529.56 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Augusta (Maine) are November with an average of 313.13 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 313.45 kWhac and January at 389.37 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Augusta

Augusta Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Augusta 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: Augusta

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Augusta 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 Augusta

Solar Energy Contractors in Augusta

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Augusta

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Augusta

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

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Weather Forecast for Augusta, ME [5]

Tue Jul 25
66°F
Light Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 72°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 71%
Cloud cover: 36%
Wed Jul 26
75°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 78°F
Light breeze: 3 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jul 27
67°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 67°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 99%
Fri Jul 28
70°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 62°F
Max: 70°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 3%
Sat Jul 29
70°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 60°F
Max: 70°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Jul 30
76°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 76°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Augusta

About Augusta

The city of Augusta, ME in Kennebec County has an approximate population of 19,136. [6]

Augusta Solar Power

Augusta, ME Solar Energy

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

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