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Solar Energy in Gardiner, ME

Solar Energy in Gardiner

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

Solar Panels in Gardiner

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Gardiner

The total length of the day in Gardiner, ME today (December 11, 2017) will be 08 hours and 55 minutes. [More]

Gardiner, ME Solar Energy

Solar Power in Gardiner, ME

Solar Energy Data in Gardiner, ME

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Gardiner, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Gardiner

Based on historical Gardiner, 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 Gardiner. [1]

Gardiner has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.73 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 6% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.97 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Gardiner that are always titled at the latitude of Gardiner (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.49 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.73 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.97 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 Gardiner

Solar Radiation Data in Gardiner, ME

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Gardiner, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Gardiner

Gardiner, 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 Gardiner is July with an average of 5.7 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.54 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 Gardiner (Maine) are December with an average of 2.93 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.12 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.65 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Gardiner

The average monthly solar radiation level in Gardiner, 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 Gardiner 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 Gardiner

Sunrise / Sunset in Gardiner

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 11, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:05 am
    • Sunset: 4:00 pm
    • Solar Noon: 11:32 am
    • Length of Day: 08:55
Solar Energy Statistics for Gardiner

Best Months for Solar in Gardiner

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.7 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.49 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: August (4.96 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.75 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Gardiner

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

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

Solar Power Output in Gardiner

The Power of Solar in Gardiner, ME

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Gardiner, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Gardiner

Gardiner (ME) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5524.49 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Gardiner is July with an average of 543.69 kWhac, followed by August at 533.87 kWhac and May at 529.83 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Gardiner (Maine) are November with an average of 313.02 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 313.3 kWhac and January at 389.19 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Gardiner

Gardiner Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Gardiner 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: Gardiner

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Gardiner 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 Gardiner

Solar Energy Contractors in Gardiner

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Gardiner

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Gardiner

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

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Weather Forecast for Gardiner, ME [5]

Sun Dec 10
25°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 25°F
Max: 25°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 81%
Cloud cover: 64%
Mon Dec 11
31°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 15°F
Max: 31°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 8%
Tue Dec 12
26°F
Snow
Min: 17°F
Max: 38°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 88%
Cloud cover: 92%
Wed Dec 13
34°F
Snow
Min: 24°F
Max: 34°F
Gale: 19 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 99%
Thu Dec 14
22°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 17°F
Max: 22°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 37%
Fri Dec 15
22°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 14°F
Max: 22°F
: 3 mps
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 44%

More about Gardiner

About Gardiner

The city of Gardiner, ME in Kennebec County has an approximate population of 5,800. [6]

Gardiner Solar Power

Gardiner, ME Solar Energy

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