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Solar Energy in Caribou, ME

Solar Energy in Caribou

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Caribou with an average of 5.49 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Caribou

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Caribou

The total length of the day in Caribou, ME today (December 11, 2017) will be 08 hours and 35 minutes. [More]

Caribou, ME Solar Energy

Solar Power in Caribou, ME

Solar Energy Data in Caribou, ME

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Caribou, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Caribou

Based on historical Caribou, 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 Caribou. [1]

Caribou has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.48 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 10% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.85 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Caribou that are always titled at the latitude of Caribou (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.18 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.48 kWh/m2/day and approximately 9% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.85 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 Caribou

Solar Radiation Data in Caribou, ME

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Caribou, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Caribou

Caribou, ME has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.24 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Caribou is April with an average of 5.49 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.16 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.09 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Caribou (Maine) are November with an average of 2.35 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 2.64 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.25 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Caribou

The average monthly solar radiation level in Caribou, ME, of 4.24 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 14% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 36% 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 Caribou 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 Caribou

Sunrise / Sunset in Caribou

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 11, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:07 pm
    • Sunset: 8:43 pm
    • Solar Noon: 4:25 pm
    • Length of Day: 08:35
Solar Energy Statistics for Caribou

Best Months for Solar in Caribou

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (5.49 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (5.21 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (5.19 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (5.7 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Caribou

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

However, Caribou is in Aroostook County and Aroostook County has at least 4 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Caribou

The Power of Solar in Caribou, ME

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Caribou, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Caribou

Caribou (ME) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5089.68 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Caribou is April with an average of 547.19 kWhac, followed by March at 524.97 kWhac and July at 497.21 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Caribou (Maine) are November with an average of 239.68 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 287.85 kWhac and October at 353.03 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Caribou

Caribou Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Caribou averaged 15.98 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2017, which was about 20% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.30¢/kWh in September. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Caribou

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Caribou Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Maine averaged $23.14 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2017, which was approximately 36% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.01 per Mcf in September. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Caribou

Solar Energy Contractors in Caribou

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in Caribou

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

Sorry, no local business selling solar equipment were found.

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

Energy Conservation Consultants in Caribou

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

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Weather Forecast for Caribou, ME [5]

Sun Dec 10
10°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 10°F
Max: 10°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 8%
Mon Dec 11
15°F
Light Snow
Min: -10°F
Max: 17°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Dec 12
9°F
Snow
Min: -4°F
Max: 26°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 88%
Wed Dec 13
27°F
Snow
Min: 17°F
Max: 31°F
High wind, near gale: 15 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 99%
Thu Dec 14
15°F
Light Snow
Min: -1°F
Max: 15°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 83%
Fri Dec 15
10°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: -9°F
Max: 10°F
Calm: 1 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 1%

More about Caribou

About Caribou

The city of Caribou, ME in Aroostook County has an approximate population of 8,189. [6]

Caribou Solar Power

Caribou, ME Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Caribou, ME, or for more solar-related resources for Caribou, 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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