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Solar Energy in Chestertown, MD

Solar Energy in Chestertown

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

Solar Panels in Chestertown

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Chestertown

The total length of the day in Chestertown, MD today (June 24, 2018) will be 14 hours and 55 minutes. [More]

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Chestertown, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Chestertown, MD

Solar Energy Data in Chestertown, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Chestertown, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Chestertown

Based on historical Chestertown, 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 Chestertown. [1]

Chestertown has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.16 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately equal to the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.16 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Chestertown that are always titled at the latitude of Chestertown (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.86 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.16 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.16 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 Chestertown

Solar Radiation Data in Chestertown, MD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Chestertown, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Chestertown

Chestertown, 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 Chestertown 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 Chestertown (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]

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

Solar Power Levels in Chestertown

The average monthly solar radiation level in Chestertown, 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 Chestertown 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 Chestertown

Sunrise / Sunset in Chestertown

  • Sunrise/Sunset for June 24, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:39 am
    • Sunset: 8:34 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:06 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:55
Solar Energy Statistics for Chestertown

Best Months for Solar in Chestertown

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.7 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.74 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.92 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.2 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Chestertown

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

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

Solar Power Output in Chestertown

The Power of Solar in Chestertown, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Chestertown, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Chestertown

Chestertown (MD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5409.6 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Chestertown is July with an average of 528.8 kWhac, followed by June at 521.77 kWhac and May at 515.38 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Chestertown (Maryland) are December with an average of 298.1 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 354.47 kWhac and January at 361.04 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Chestertown

Chestertown Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Chestertown averaged 12.97 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in March 2018, which was about 0% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.99¢/kWh in March. [3]

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Chestertown Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Maryland averaged $9.79 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in March 2018, which was approximately 0% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.79 per Mcf in March. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Chestertown

Solar Energy Contractors in Chestertown

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Chestertown

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Chestertown

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

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Weather Forecast for Chestertown, MD [5]

Sat Jun 23
72°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 72°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Jun 24
82°F
Few Clouds
Min: 74°F
Max: 82°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 24%
Mon Jun 25
79°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 70°F
Max: 80°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 80%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Jun 26
78°F
Light Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 78°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Jun 27
80°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 73°F
Max: 80°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 57%
Thu Jun 28
89°F
Light Rain
Min: 76°F
Max: 89°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 7%

More about Chestertown

About Chestertown

The town of Chestertown, MD in Kent County has an approximate population of 5,252. [6]

Chestertown Solar Power

Chestertown, MD Solar Energy

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

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