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Solar Energy in Towson, MD

Solar Energy in Towson

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Towson with an average of 5.69 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Towson

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Towson

The total length of the day in Towson, MD today (October 24, 2017) will be 10 hours and 47 minutes. [More]

Towson, MD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Towson, MD

Solar Energy Data in Towson, MD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Towson, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Towson

Based on historical Towson, 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 Towson. [1]

Towson has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.07 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Towson that are always titled at the latitude of Towson (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.76 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.07 kWh/m2/day and approximately 19% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4 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 Towson

Solar Radiation Data in Towson, MD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Towson, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Towson

Towson, 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 Towson is June with an average of 5.69 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.6 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.28 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Towson (Maryland) are December with an average of 2.84 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.43 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Towson

The average monthly solar radiation level in Towson, 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 Towson 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 Towson

Sunrise / Sunset in Towson

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 24, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:26 am
    • Sunset: 6:14 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:50 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:47
Solar Energy Statistics for Towson

Best Months for Solar in Towson

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.69 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.54 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.57 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.06 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Towson

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

However, Towson is in Baltimore County and Baltimore County has at least 1,301 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Towson

The Power of Solar in Towson, MD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Towson, MD

Solar Radiation Data in Towson

Towson (MD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5408.31 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Towson is July with an average of 528.1 kWhac, followed by June at 521.02 kWhac and May at 514.77 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Towson (Maryland) are December with an average of 298.46 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 354.84 kWhac and January at 361.44 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Towson

Towson Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Towson averaged 13.59 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2017, which was about 4% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.12¢/kWh in July. [3]

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Towson Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Maryland averaged $20.74 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in July 2017, which was approximately 17% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.75 per Mcf in July. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Towson

Solar Energy Contractors in Towson

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Towson

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Towson

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

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Weather Forecast for Towson, MD [5]

Tue Oct 24
64°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 56°F
Max: 68°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 87%
Cloud cover: 56%
Wed Oct 25
52°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 43°F
Max: 56°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Oct 26
49°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 41°F
Max: 55°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Oct 27
62°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 46°F
Max: 62°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Oct 28
66°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 44°F
Max: 66°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 21%
Sun Oct 29
49°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 49°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 99%

More about Towson

About Towson

The city of Towson, MD in Baltimore County has an approximate population of 51,197. [6]

Towson Solar Power

Towson, MD Solar Energy

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

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Some tax incentives and rebate programs are designed to spur the use of solar energy. These vary by location.

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