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Solar Energy in Saco, ME

Solar Energy in Saco

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Saco with an average of 5.73 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Saco

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Saco

The total length of the day in Saco, ME today (July 23, 2017) will be 14 hours and 48 minutes. [More]

Saco, ME Solar Energy

Solar Power in Saco, ME

Solar Energy Data in Saco, ME

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Saco, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Saco

Based on historical Saco, 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 Saco. [1]

Saco has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.8 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 7% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.09 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Saco that are always titled at the latitude of Saco (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.6 kWh/m2/day, or about 21% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.8 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.09 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 Saco

Solar Radiation Data in Saco, ME

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Saco, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Saco

Saco, 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 Saco is July with an average of 5.73 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.56 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.38 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Saco (Maine) are December with an average of 2.91 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.11 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.63 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Saco

The average monthly solar radiation level in Saco, 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 Saco 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 Saco

Sunrise / Sunset in Saco

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:23 am
    • Sunset: 8:12 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:48 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:48
Solar Energy Statistics for Saco

Best Months for Solar in Saco

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.73 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.48 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.98 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.86 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Saco

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

However, Saco is in York County and York County has at least 76 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Saco

The Power of Solar in Saco, ME

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Saco, ME

Solar Radiation Data in Saco

Saco (ME) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5530.26 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Saco is July with an average of 546.45 kWhac, followed by August at 535.57 kWhac and May at 532.25 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Saco (Maine) are December with an average of 311.88 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 311.96 kWhac and January at 387.49 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Saco

Saco Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Saco 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]

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Saco 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 Saco

Solar Energy Contractors in Saco

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Saco

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Saco

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

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Weather Forecast for Saco, ME [5]

Sun Jul 23
60°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 60°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Jul 24
58°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 58°F
Max: 61°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Jul 25
65°F
Light Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 70°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 84%
Cloud cover: 64%
Wed Jul 26
74°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 63°F
Max: 74°F
: 3 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jul 27
71°F
Light Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 71°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 97%
Fri Jul 28
68°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 79%

More about Saco

About Saco

The city of Saco, ME in York County has an approximate population of 18,482. [6]

Saco Solar Power

Saco, ME Solar Energy

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

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