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Solar Power in 20908 (Silver Spring, MD)

Solar Energy in 20908

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in 20908 with an average of 5.71 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 20908

Solar panels in 20908 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 20908

The total length of the day in 20908 (Silver Spring, MD) today (December 12, 2018) will be 09 hours and 28 minutes. [More]

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20908 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 20908 (Silver Spring, MD)

Solar Energy Data for 20908

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 20908.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 20908

Solar Radiation Data in 20908

Based on historical 20908 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 20908. [1]

The region associated with 20908 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.15 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.21 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 20908 that are always titled at the latitude of Silver Spring (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.87 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.15 kWh/m2/day and approximately 16% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.21 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.

Solar Radiation Levels in 20908

Solar Radiation Data in 20908

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 20908.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 20908

Solar Radiation Data in 20908

The region associated with 20908 has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.65 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 20908 is June with an average of 5.71 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.62 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.29 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 20908 are December with an average of 2.84 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.42 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 20908 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 20908

The average monthly solar radiation level in 20908, of 4.65 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 30% 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: 20908 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 20908 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).

Solar Data & Statistics for 20908

Sunrise / Sunset in 20908

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 12, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:18 am
    • Sunset: 5:46 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:02 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:28
Solar Energy Statistics for 20908

Best Months for Solar in 20908

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.71 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.63 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.09 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 20908

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in 20908 at this current time.

However, 20908 is in Montgomery County and Montgomery County (MD) has at least 2,596 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in 20908

The Power of Solar in 20908

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 20908. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 20908. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 20908

Solar Radiation Data in 20908

20908 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5411 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 20908 is July with an average of 529.58 kWhac, followed by June at 522.63 kWhac and May at 516.06 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 20908 are December with an average of 297.7 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 354.05 kWhac and January at 360.58 kWhac. [2]

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Solar Businesses in 20908

Solar Energy Contractors in 20908

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near 20908.

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Solar Energy Equipment in 20908

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near 20908.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in 20908

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near 20908.

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Weather Forecast for 20908 [5]

Wed Dec 12
44°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 32°F
Max: 44°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 32%
Thu Dec 13
44°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 26°F
Max: 44°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 64%
Fri Dec 14
43°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 27°F
Max: 45°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 96%
Cloud cover: 92%
Sat Dec 15
46°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 39°F
Max: 49°F
Gale: 20 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 35%
Sun Dec 16
46°F
Light Rain
Min: 35°F
Max: 46°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Dec 17
45°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 26°F
Max: 45°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 40%

More about 20908

About 20908

The ZIP code 20908 is associated with the city of Silver Spring in Montgomery County in Maryland.

20908 Solar Power

20908 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 20908, or for more solar-related resources for MD, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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