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Solar Energy in Betterton, MD

Solar Energy in Betterton

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Betterton with an average of 5.75 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Betterton

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Betterton

The total length of the day in Betterton, MD today (December 18, 2018) will be 09 hours and 23 minutes. [More]

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Betterton, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Betterton, MD

Solar Energy Data in Betterton, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Betterton, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Betterton

Based on historical Betterton, 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 Betterton. [1]

Betterton has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.11 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.04 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Betterton that are always titled at the latitude of Betterton (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.8 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.11 kWh/m2/day and approximately 19% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.04 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 Betterton

Solar Radiation Data in Betterton, MD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Betterton, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Betterton

Betterton, MD has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.69 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Betterton is June with an average of 5.75 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.71 kWh/m2/day and July at 5.59 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Betterton (Maryland) are December with an average of 2.87 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.43 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.49 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Betterton

The average monthly solar radiation level in Betterton, MD, of 4.69 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 26% 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 Betterton 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 Betterton

Sunrise / Sunset in Betterton

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 18, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:19 am
    • Sunset: 5:43 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:01 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:23
Solar Energy Statistics for Betterton

Best Months for Solar in Betterton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.75 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.71 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.83 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.14 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Betterton

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

However, Betterton is in Kent County and Kent County has at least 82 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Betterton

The Power of Solar in Betterton, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Betterton, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Betterton

Betterton (MD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5460.7 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Betterton is August with an average of 542.7 kWhac, followed by June at 530.55 kWhac and July at 526.89 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Betterton (Maryland) are December with an average of 298.61 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 345.77 kWhac and January at 363.94 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Betterton

Betterton Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Betterton averaged 13.29 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2018, which was about 2% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.01¢/kWh in September. [3]

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Betterton Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Maryland averaged $20.80 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2018, which was approximately 20% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.32 per Mcf in September. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Betterton

Solar Energy Contractors in Betterton

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Betterton

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Betterton

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

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Weather Forecast for Betterton, MD [5]

Tue Dec 18
33°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 23°F
Max: 33°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Dec 19
41°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 19°F
Max: 41°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 32%
Thu Dec 20
41°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 27°F
Max: 57°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 92%
Cloud cover: 92%
Fri Dec 21
52°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 44°F
Max: 52°F
High wind, near gale: 16 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 59%
Sat Dec 22
43°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 36°F
Max: 43°F
High wind, near gale: 17 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 48%
Sun Dec 23
39°F
Light Rain
Min: 29°F
Max: 39°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 61%

More about Betterton

About Betterton

The town of Betterton, MD in Kent County has an approximate population of 345. [6]

Betterton Solar Power

Betterton, MD Solar Energy

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

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