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Solar Energy in Cumberland, MD

Solar Energy in Cumberland

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Cumberland with an average of 5.13 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Cumberland

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Cumberland

The total length of the day in Cumberland, MD today (September 23, 2017) will be 12 hours and 05 minutes. [More]

Cumberland, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Cumberland, MD

Solar Energy Data in Cumberland, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Cumberland, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Cumberland

Based on historical Cumberland, 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 Cumberland. [1]

Cumberland has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.9 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 6% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.68 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Cumberland that are always titled at the latitude of Cumberland (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.52 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.9 kWh/m2/day and approximately 23% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.68 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 Cumberland

Solar Radiation Data in Cumberland, MD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Cumberland, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Cumberland

Cumberland, MD has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.13 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Cumberland is June with an average of 5.13 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.1 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.08 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Cumberland (Maryland) are December with an average of 2.37 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 2.85 kWh/m2/day and January at 2.86 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Cumberland

The average monthly solar radiation level in Cumberland, MD, of 4.13 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 11% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 37% 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 Cumberland 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 Cumberland

Sunrise / Sunset in Cumberland

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:04 am
    • Sunset: 7:09 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:07 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:05
Solar Energy Statistics for Cumberland

Best Months for Solar in Cumberland

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.13 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: June (5.32 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.3 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (5.88 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Cumberland

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

However, Cumberland is in Allegany County and Allegany County has at least 40 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Cumberland

The Power of Solar in Cumberland, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Cumberland, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Cumberland

Cumberland (MD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 4835.19 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Cumberland is May with an average of 496.23 kWhac, followed by July at 488.68 kWhac and August at 482.05 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Cumberland (Maryland) are December with an average of 248.08 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 284.09 kWhac and January at 301.37 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Cumberland

Cumberland Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Cumberland 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]

Solar Power Poll: Cumberland

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Cumberland 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 Cumberland

Solar Energy Contractors in Cumberland

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in Cumberland

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

Sorry, no local business selling solar equipment were found.

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

Energy Conservation Consultants in Cumberland

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

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Weather Forecast for Cumberland, MD [5]

Sat Sep 23
84°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 61°F
Max: 84°F
Light breeze: 3 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 8%
Sun Sep 24
82°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 60°F
Max: 82°F
Light breeze: 3 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Sep 25
82°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 24%
Tue Sep 26
79°F
Light Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 79°F
Light breeze: 3 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 5%
Wed Sep 27
76°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 58°F
Max: 76°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 23%
Thu Sep 28
62°F
Light Rain
Min: 52°F
Max: 62°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 10%

More about Cumberland

About Cumberland

The city of Cumberland, MD in Allegany County has an approximate population of 20,859. [6]

Cumberland Solar Power

Cumberland, MD Solar Energy

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

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