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Solar Energy in College Park, MD

Solar Energy in College Park

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

Solar Panels in College Park

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

Sunrise & Sunset in College Park

The total length of the day in College Park, MD today (September 19, 2017) will be 12 hours and 15 minutes. [More]

College Park, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in College Park, MD

Solar Energy Data in College Park, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for College Park, MD

Solar Radiation Data in College Park

Based on historical College Park, 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 College Park. [1]

College Park has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.14 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.15 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in College Park that are always titled at the latitude of College Park (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.85 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.14 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.15 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 College Park

Solar Radiation Data in College Park, MD

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in College Park.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for College Park, MD

Solar Radiation Data in College Park

College Park, 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 College Park 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 College Park (Maryland) 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]

Solar Power Comparison: College Park vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in College Park

The average monthly solar radiation level in College Park, 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 College Park 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 College Park

Sunrise / Sunset in College Park

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 19, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:53 am
    • Sunset: 7:08 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:01 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:15
Solar Energy Statistics for College Park

Best Months for Solar in College Park

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.71 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.06 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in College Park

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

However, College Park is in Prince Georges County and Prince Georges County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in College Park

The Power of Solar in College Park, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for College Park, MD

Solar Radiation Data in College Park

College Park (MD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5411.07 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in College Park is July with an average of 529.61 kWhac, followed by June at 522.67 kWhac and May at 516.09 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in College Park (Maryland) are December with an average of 297.68 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 354.03 kWhac and January at 360.56 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in College Park

College Park Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in College Park averaged 14.22 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2017, which was about 8% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.22¢/kWh in June. [3]

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College Park Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Maryland averaged $0.00 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in May 2017, which was approximately 100% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.98 per Mcf in May. [4]

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Solar Businesses in College Park

Solar Energy Contractors in College Park

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in College Park

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in College Park

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

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Weather Forecast for College Park, MD [5]

Tue Sep 19
80°F
Few Clouds
Min: 68°F
Max: 80°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 20%
Wed Sep 20
82°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 68°F
Max: 83°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Sep 21
84°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 70°F
Max: 84°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Sep 22
83°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 65°F
Max: 83°F
: 5 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 3%
Sat Sep 23
83°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 64°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 8%
Sun Sep 24
79°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 63°F
Max: 79°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about College Park

About College Park

The city of College Park, MD in Prince Georges County has an approximate population of 30,413. [6]

College Park Solar Power

College Park, MD Solar Energy

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

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