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Solar Energy in Presque Isle, ME

Solar Energy in Presque Isle

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Presque Isle with an average of 5.5 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Presque Isle

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Presque Isle

The total length of the day in Presque Isle, ME today (September 19, 2017) will be 12 hours and 18 minutes. [More]

Presque Isle, ME Solar Energy

Solar Power in Presque Isle, ME

Solar Energy Data in Presque Isle, ME

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Presque Isle, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Presque Isle

Based on historical Presque Isle, 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 Presque Isle. [1]

Presque Isle has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.48 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 12% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.95 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Presque Isle that are always titled at the latitude of Presque Isle (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.26 kWh/m2/day, or about 22% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.48 kWh/m2/day and approximately 8% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.95 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 Presque Isle

Solar Radiation Data in Presque Isle, ME

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Presque Isle.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Presque Isle, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Presque Isle

Presque Isle, 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 Presque Isle is April with an average of 5.5 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.16 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.1 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Presque Isle (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: Presque Isle vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Presque Isle

The average monthly solar radiation level in Presque Isle, 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 Presque Isle 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 Presque Isle

Sunrise / Sunset in Presque Isle

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 19, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:16 am
    • Sunset: 6:34 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:25 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:18
Solar Energy Statistics for Presque Isle

Best Months for Solar in Presque Isle

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (5.5 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.08 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.84 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (5.66 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Presque Isle

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

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

Solar Power Output in Presque Isle

The Power of Solar in Presque Isle, ME

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Presque Isle, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Presque Isle

Presque Isle (ME) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5091.43 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Presque Isle is April with an average of 547.54 kWhac, followed by March at 525.02 kWhac and July at 497.8 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Presque Isle (Maine) are November with an average of 239.55 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 287.56 kWhac and October at 352.94 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Presque Isle

Presque Isle Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Presque Isle averaged 16.17 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2017, which was about 22% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.22¢/kWh in June. [3]

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Presque Isle Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Maine averaged $17.86 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2017, which was approximately 12% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.98 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Presque Isle

Solar Energy Contractors in Presque Isle

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Presque Isle

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Presque Isle

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

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Weather Forecast for Presque Isle, ME [5]

Tue Sep 19
68°F
Light Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 71°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 68%
Wed Sep 20
68°F
Light Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 72°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 32%
Thu Sep 21
61°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 46°F
Max: 64°F
: 7 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 80%
Cloud cover: 8%
Fri Sep 22
64°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 52°F
Max: 64°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Sep 23
61°F
Light Rain
Min: 51°F
Max: 61°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 53%
Sun Sep 24
79°F
Light Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 79°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 4%

More about Presque Isle

About Presque Isle

The city of Presque Isle, ME in Aroostook County has an approximate population of 9,692. [6]

Presque Isle Solar Power

Presque Isle, ME Solar Energy

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

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