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Solar Energy in Grantsville, MD

Solar Energy in Grantsville

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

Solar Panels in Grantsville

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Grantsville

The total length of the day in Grantsville, MD today (February 19, 2019) will be 10 hours and 54 minutes. [More]

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Grantsville, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Grantsville, MD

Solar Energy Data in Grantsville, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Grantsville, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Grantsville

Based on historical Grantsville, 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 Grantsville. [1]

Grantsville has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.84 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 6% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.61 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Grantsville that are always titled at the latitude of Grantsville (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.41 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.84 kWh/m2/day and approximately 22% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.61 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 Grantsville

Solar Radiation Data in Grantsville, MD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Grantsville, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Grantsville

Grantsville, MD has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.12 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Grantsville 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 Grantsville (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: Grantsville vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Grantsville

The average monthly solar radiation level in Grantsville, MD, of 4.12 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 10% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 38% 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 Grantsville 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 Grantsville

Sunrise / Sunset in Grantsville

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 19, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:03 pm
    • Sunset: 10:57 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:30 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:54
Solar Energy Statistics for Grantsville

Best Months for Solar in Grantsville

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.13 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.2 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.22 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (5.79 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Grantsville

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

However, Grantsville is in Garrett County and Garrett County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Grantsville

The Power of Solar in Grantsville, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Grantsville, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Grantsville

Grantsville (MD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 4834.77 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Grantsville is May with an average of 496.1 kWhac, followed by July at 488.55 kWhac and August at 481.97 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Grantsville (Maryland) are December with an average of 248.13 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 284.13 kWhac and January at 301.42 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Grantsville

Grantsville Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Grantsville averaged 13.11 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in November 2018, which was about 1% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.95¢/kWh in November. [3]

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Grantsville Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Maryland averaged $11.13 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in November 2018, which was approximately 18% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.43 per Mcf in November. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Grantsville

Solar Energy Contractors in Grantsville

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Grantsville

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Grantsville

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

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Weather Forecast for Grantsville, MD [5]

Tue Feb 19
30°F
Light Snow
Min: 23°F
Max: 32°F
Light breeze: 3 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 20%
Wed Feb 20
26°F
Heavy Snow
Min: 24°F
Max: 36°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 91%
Cloud cover: 92%
Thu Feb 21
42°F
Light Rain
Min: 30°F
Max: 42°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Feb 22
38°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 16°F
Max: 38°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 1%
Sat Feb 23
36°F
Light Rain
Min: 14°F
Max: 36°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 82%
Sun Feb 24
56°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 56°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 99%

More about Grantsville

About Grantsville

The town of Grantsville, MD in Garrett County has an approximate population of 766. [6]

Grantsville Solar Power

Grantsville, MD Solar Energy

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

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