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Solar Energy in Preston, MD

Solar Energy in Preston

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Preston with an average of 5.72 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Preston

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Preston

The total length of the day in Preston, MD today (February 19, 2019) will be 10 hours and 57 minutes. [More]

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Preston, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Preston, MD

Solar Energy Data in Preston, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Preston, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Preston

Based on historical Preston, 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 Preston. [1]

Preston has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.19 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately equal to the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.19 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Preston that are always titled at the latitude of Preston (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.89 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.19 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.19 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 Preston

Solar Radiation Data in Preston, MD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Preston, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Preston

Preston, MD has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.66 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Preston is June with an average of 5.72 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.63 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 Preston (Maryland) are December with an average of 2.83 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.42 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Preston

The average monthly solar radiation level in Preston, MD, of 4.66 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 29% 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 Preston 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 Preston

Sunrise / Sunset in Preston

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 19, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:48 am
    • Sunset: 10:45 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:17 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:57
Solar Energy Statistics for Preston

Best Months for Solar in Preston

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.72 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.7 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.84 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.21 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Preston

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

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

Solar Power Output in Preston

The Power of Solar in Preston, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Preston, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Preston

Preston (MD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5412.68 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Preston is July with an average of 530.55 kWhac, followed by June at 523.69 kWhac and May at 516.91 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Preston (Maryland) are December with an average of 297.18 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 353.51 kWhac and January at 360 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Preston

Preston Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Preston 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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Preston 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 Preston

Solar Energy Contractors in Preston

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Preston

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Preston

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

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Weather Forecast for Preston, MD [5]

Tue Feb 19
38°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 32°F
Max: 38°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 81%
Cloud cover: 8%
Wed Feb 20
34°F
Snow
Min: 31°F
Max: 40°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Feb 21
48°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 38°F
Max: 49°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 83%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Feb 22
43°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 28°F
Max: 43°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 25%
Sat Feb 23
45°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 26°F
Max: 45°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 94%
Sun Feb 24
52°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 41°F
Max: 53°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 99%

More about Preston

About Preston

The town of Preston, MD in Caroline County has an approximate population of 719. [6]

Preston Solar Power

Preston, MD Solar Energy

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

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