Solar Energy LocalSolar Energy Local
Solar Energy & Solar Power Resources

Solar Energy in Baltimore, MD

Solar Energy in Baltimore

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

Solar Panels in Baltimore

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Baltimore

The total length of the day in Baltimore, MD today (November 17, 2017) will be 09 hours and 56 minutes. [More]

Baltimore, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Baltimore, MD

Solar Energy Data in Baltimore, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Baltimore, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Baltimore

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

Baltimore has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.13 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately equal to the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.13 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Baltimore that are always titled at the latitude of Baltimore (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.85 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.13 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.13 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.

Compare Solar Quotes
Compare Solar Quotes

Solar Radiation Levels in Baltimore

Solar Radiation Data in Baltimore, MD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Baltimore, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Baltimore

Baltimore, MD 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 Baltimore is June with an average of 5.7 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.61 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.28 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Baltimore (Maryland) are December with an average of 2.84 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.43 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Baltimore

The average monthly solar radiation level in Baltimore, MD, 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: vs. the U.S.

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

Compare Solar Quotes
Compare Solar Quotes

Solar Data & Statistics for Baltimore

Sunrise / Sunset in Baltimore

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 17, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:53 am
    • Sunset: 5:49 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:51 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:56
Solar Energy Statistics for Baltimore

Best Months for Solar in Baltimore

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.7 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.62 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.7 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.13 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Baltimore

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

However, Baltimore is in Baltimore County and Baltimore County has at least 1,301 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Baltimore

The Power of Solar in Baltimore, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Baltimore, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Baltimore

Baltimore (MD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5409.03 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Baltimore is July with an average of 528.49 kWhac, followed by June at 521.44 kWhac and May at 515.11 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Baltimore (Maryland) are December with an average of 298.26 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 354.64 kWhac and January at 361.22 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Baltimore

Baltimore Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Baltimore averaged 13.93 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2017, which was about 6% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.19¢/kWh in August. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Baltimore

Vote now: Given all of the data and analysis provided for Baltimore, is solar power a good choice for residents of this city?

Yes, solar power is a great option  
No, solar power isn't a good option

Baltimore Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Maryland averaged $22.15 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2017, which was approximately 22% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.09 per Mcf in August. [4]

Latest Solar News

Solar jobs now outnumber oil jobs in the U.S.

Solar jobs now outnumber oil jobs in the U.S.The Solar Foundation recently published the National Solar Jobs Census 2015, its yearly update of current employment, job trends, and growth projections in the U.S.
Read More

Apple granted another solar-related patent

Apple granted another solar-related patentTechnology powerhouse Apple was granted 53 new patents last week, and one of the new patents deals specifically with technology that is directly related to …
Read More

Could the entire U.S. be powered by solar from just …

Could the entire U.S. be powered by solar from just … Business magnate Elon Musk is known for his roles in various aspects of technology and business — from PayPal to SpaceX — and he is …
Read More

Solar Businesses in Baltimore

Solar Energy Contractors in Baltimore

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Baltimore, MD.

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in Baltimore

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Baltimore, MD.

Sorry, no local business selling solar equipment were found.

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

Energy Conservation Consultants in Baltimore

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Baltimore, MD.

Sorry, no local energy conservation specialists were found.

Our search for energy conservation specialists located in Baltimore produced no matches.

Weather Forecast for Baltimore, MD [5]

Fri Nov 17
50°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 33°F
Max: 50°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Nov 18
46°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 35°F
Max: 59°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 76%
Sun Nov 19
47°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 39°F
Max: 56°F
Gale: 18 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Nov 20
41°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 27°F
Max: 41°F
Strong breeze: 10 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Nov 21
51°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 28°F
Max: 51°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 2%
Wed Nov 22
57°F
Light Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 57°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 9%

More about Baltimore

About Baltimore

The city of Baltimore, MD in Baltimore County has an approximate population of 620,961. [6]

Baltimore Solar Power

Baltimore, MD Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Solar cells convert sunlight into electricity through a physical process known as the photovoltaic effect.

Other Cities in Maryland

ZIP Codes in MD


Go

References