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Solar Energy in Forest Heights, MD

Solar Energy in Forest Heights

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Forest Heights with an average of 5.66 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Forest Heights

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Forest Heights

The total length of the day in Forest Heights, MD today (August 23, 2017) will be 13 hours and 21 minutes. [More]

Forest Heights, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Forest Heights, MD

Solar Energy Data in Forest Heights, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Forest Heights, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Forest Heights

Based on historical Forest Heights, 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 Forest Heights. [1]

Forest Heights has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.15 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.17 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Forest Heights that are always titled at the latitude of Forest Heights (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.86 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.15 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.17 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 Forest Heights

Solar Radiation Data in Forest Heights, MD

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Forest Heights.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Forest Heights, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Forest Heights

Forest Heights, MD has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.68 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Forest Heights is June with an average of 5.66 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.47 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.38 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Forest Heights (Maryland) are December with an average of 3 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.55 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.59 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Power Comparison: Forest Heights vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Forest Heights

The average monthly solar radiation level in Forest Heights, MD, of 4.68 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 (sorry, data not currently available) the average level of 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 Forest Heights 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 Forest Heights

Sunrise / Sunset in Forest Heights

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:29 am
    • Sunset: 7:50 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:10 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:21
Solar Energy Statistics for Forest Heights

Best Months for Solar in Forest Heights

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.66 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.7 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.14 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Forest Heights

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

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

Solar Power Output in Forest Heights

The Power of Solar in Forest Heights, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Forest Heights, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Forest Heights

Forest Heights (MD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5434.03 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Forest Heights is June with an average of 523.61 kWhac, followed by July at 513.75 kWhac and August at 511.13 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Forest Heights (Maryland) are December with an average of 310.73 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 351.4 kWhac and January at 379.94 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Forest Heights

Forest Heights Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Forest Heights averaged 14.53 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2017, which was about 12% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.02¢/kWh in May. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Forest Heights

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Forest Heights Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Maryland averaged $0.00 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2017, which was approximately 100% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $13.21 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Forest Heights

Solar Energy Contractors in Forest Heights

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Forest Heights

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Forest Heights

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

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Weather Forecast for Forest Heights, MD [5]

Wed Aug 23
78°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 80°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 83%
Cloud cover: 32%
Thu Aug 24
78°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 65°F
Max: 78°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 69%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Aug 25
75°F
Light Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 76°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Aug 26
74°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 74°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 3%
Sun Aug 27
75°F
Light Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 75°F
: 5 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 36%
Mon Aug 28
68°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 68°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 99%

More about Forest Heights

About Forest Heights

The town of Forest Heights, MD in Prince Georges County has an approximate population of 2,447. [6]

Forest Heights Solar Power

Forest Heights, MD Solar Energy

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

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