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Solar Energy in Friendsville, MD

Solar Energy in Friendsville

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

Solar Panels in Friendsville

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Friendsville

The total length of the day in Friendsville, MD today (January 15, 2019) will be 09 hours and 41 minutes. [More]

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Friendsville, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Friendsville, MD

Solar Energy Data in Friendsville, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Friendsville, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Friendsville

Based on historical Friendsville, 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 Friendsville. [1]

Friendsville has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.8 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 10% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.46 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Friendsville that are always titled at the latitude of Friendsville (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.33 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.8 kWh/m2/day and approximately 25% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.46 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 Friendsville

Solar Radiation Data in Friendsville, MD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Friendsville, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Friendsville

Friendsville, 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 Friendsville 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 Friendsville (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]

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

Solar Power Levels in Friendsville

The average monthly solar radiation level in Friendsville, 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 Friendsville 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 Friendsville

Sunrise / Sunset in Friendsville

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 15, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:36 am
    • Sunset: 6:18 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:27 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:41
Solar Energy Statistics for Friendsville

Best Months for Solar in Friendsville

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.13 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: June (5.22 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.17 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (5.8 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Friendsville

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

However, Friendsville is in Garrett County and Garrett County has at least 21 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Friendsville

The Power of Solar in Friendsville, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Friendsville, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Friendsville

Friendsville (MD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 4835.09 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Friendsville is May with an average of 496.2 kWhac, followed by July at 488.65 kWhac and August at 482.03 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Friendsville (Maryland) are December with an average of 248.1 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 284.1 kWhac and January at 301.38 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Friendsville

Friendsville Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Friendsville averaged 14.19 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2018, which was about 10% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.87¢/kWh in October. [3]

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Friendsville Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Maryland averaged $14.17 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2018, which was approximately 16% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $12.26 per Mcf in October. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Friendsville

Solar Energy Contractors in Friendsville

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Friendsville

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Friendsville

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

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Weather Forecast for Friendsville, MD [5]

Tue Jan 15
29°F
Light Snow
Min: 25°F
Max: 29°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 78%
Cloud cover: 8%
Wed Jan 16
30°F
Light Snow
Min: 20°F
Max: 31°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 76%
Cloud cover: 64%
Thu Jan 17
28°F
Snow
Min: 16°F
Max: 32°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 80%
Cloud cover: 68%
Fri Jan 18
30°F
Light Snow
Min: 14°F
Max: 30°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 61%
Sat Jan 19
40°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 14°F
Max: 46°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Jan 20
27°F
Light Snow
Min: 14°F
Max: 30°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 31%

More about Friendsville

About Friendsville

The town of Friendsville, MD in Garrett County has an approximate population of 491. [6]

Friendsville Solar Power

Friendsville, MD Solar Energy

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

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