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Solar Energy in Seat Pleasant, MD

Solar Energy in Seat Pleasant

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Seat Pleasant with an average of 5.71 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Seat Pleasant

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Seat Pleasant

The total length of the day in Seat Pleasant, MD today (December 14, 2017) will be 09 hours and 27 minutes. [More]

Seat Pleasant, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Seat Pleasant, MD

Solar Energy Data in Seat Pleasant, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Seat Pleasant, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Seat Pleasant

Based on historical Seat Pleasant, 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 Seat Pleasant. [1]

Seat Pleasant 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 Seat Pleasant that are always titled at the latitude of Seat Pleasant (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 Seat Pleasant

Solar Radiation Data in Seat Pleasant, MD

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Seat Pleasant.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Seat Pleasant, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Seat Pleasant

Seat Pleasant, MD has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.65 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Seat Pleasant is June with an average of 5.71 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.62 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 Seat Pleasant (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]

Solar Power Comparison: Seat Pleasant vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Seat Pleasant

The average monthly solar radiation level in Seat Pleasant, MD, of 4.65 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 30% 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 Seat Pleasant 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 Seat Pleasant

Sunrise / Sunset in Seat Pleasant

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 14, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:19 am
    • Sunset: 4:46 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:03 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:27
Solar Energy Statistics for Seat Pleasant

Best Months for Solar in Seat Pleasant

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.71 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 Seat Pleasant

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

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

Solar Power Output in Seat Pleasant

The Power of Solar in Seat Pleasant, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Seat Pleasant, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Seat Pleasant

Seat Pleasant (MD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5411.58 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Seat Pleasant is July with an average of 529.91 kWhac, followed by June at 522.99 kWhac and May at 516.35 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Seat Pleasant (Maryland) are December with an average of 297.52 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 353.87 kWhac and January at 360.38 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Seat Pleasant

Seat Pleasant Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Seat Pleasant averaged 13.93 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2017, which was about 5% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.30¢/kWh in September. [3]

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Seat Pleasant Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Maryland averaged $20.03 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2017, which was approximately 18% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.01 per Mcf in September. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Seat Pleasant

Solar Energy Contractors in Seat Pleasant

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Seat Pleasant

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Seat Pleasant

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

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Weather Forecast for Seat Pleasant, MD [5]

Thu Dec 14
30°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 23°F
Max: 30°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Dec 15
32°F
Light Snow
Min: 18°F
Max: 32°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 88%
Cloud cover: 92%
Sat Dec 16
40°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 16°F
Max: 40°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 68%
Sun Dec 17
41°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 22°F
Max: 41°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 93%
Mon Dec 18
52°F
Light Rain
Min: 35°F
Max: 52°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 94%
Tue Dec 19
51°F
Light Rain
Min: 36°F
Max: 51°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 24%

More about Seat Pleasant

About Seat Pleasant

The city of Seat Pleasant, MD in Prince Georges County has an approximate population of 4,542. [6]

Seat Pleasant Solar Power

Seat Pleasant, MD Solar Energy

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

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