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Solar Energy in Shepherdstown, WV

Solar Energy in Shepherdstown

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Shepherdstown with an average of 5.64 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Shepherdstown

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Shepherdstown

The total length of the day in Shepherdstown, WV today (November 23, 2017) will be 09 hours and 46 minutes. [More]

Shepherdstown, WV Solar Energy

Solar Power in Shepherdstown, WV

Solar Energy Data in Shepherdstown, WV

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Shepherdstown, WV

Solar Radiation Data in Shepherdstown

Based on historical Shepherdstown, WV data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in Shepherdstown. [1]

Shepherdstown has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.03 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.88 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Shepherdstown that are always titled at the latitude of Shepherdstown (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.68 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.03 kWh/m2/day and approximately 21% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.88 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 Shepherdstown

Solar Radiation Data in Shepherdstown, WV

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Shepherdstown, WV

Solar Radiation Data in Shepherdstown

Shepherdstown, WV has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.68 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Shepherdstown is June with an average of 5.64 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.44 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.37 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Shepherdstown (West Virginia) are December with an average of 3.01 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.57 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.6 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Shepherdstown

The average monthly solar radiation level in Shepherdstown, WV, of 4.68 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 Shepherdstown 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 Shepherdstown

Sunrise / Sunset in Shepherdstown

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:04 pm
    • Sunset: 9:50 pm
    • Solar Noon: 4:57 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:46
Solar Energy Statistics for Shepherdstown

Best Months for Solar in Shepherdstown

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.64 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.5 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.53 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.06 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Shepherdstown

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

However, Shepherdstown is in Jefferson County and Jefferson County has at least 16 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Shepherdstown

The Power of Solar in Shepherdstown, WV

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Shepherdstown, WV

Solar Radiation Data in Shepherdstown

Shepherdstown (WV) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5430.01 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Shepherdstown is June with an average of 521.18 kWhac, followed by July at 511.62 kWhac and April at 509.97 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Shepherdstown (West Virginia) are December with an average of 311.96 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 352.51 kWhac and January at 381.34 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Shepherdstown

Shepherdstown Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Shepherdstown averaged 11.67 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2017, which was about 12% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.19¢/kWh in August. [3]

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Shepherdstown Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in West Virginia averaged $17.47 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2017, which was approximately 3% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.09 per Mcf in August. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Shepherdstown

Solar Energy Contractors in Shepherdstown

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Shepherdstown, WV.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Shepherdstown

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Shepherdstown, WV.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Shepherdstown

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Shepherdstown, WV.

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Weather Forecast for Shepherdstown, WV [5]

Wed Nov 22
28°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 28°F
Max: 28°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Nov 23
35°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 21°F
Max: 40°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Nov 24
40°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 23°F
Max: 48°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Nov 25
53°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 21°F
Max: 53°F
Light breeze: 3 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Nov 26
44°F
Light Rain
Min: 34°F
Max: 44°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 56%
Mon Nov 27
44°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 25°F
Max: 44°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Shepherdstown

About Shepherdstown

The town of Shepherdstown, WV in Jefferson County has an approximate population of 1,734. [6]

Shepherdstown Solar Power

Shepherdstown, WV Solar Energy

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

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