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Solar: Columbia, MD

Compare Electricity has generated a solar score for Columbia, MD based on a number of factors. These factors are specific to the Columbia region of Maryland. Columbia receives a solar score of 37 which is slightly higher than the state's average of 35. Columbia is located slightly inland from Baltimore and receives more sunlight as they typically don't have a marine layer of clouds from the ocean. Like Rockville, Columbia receives 4-4.5 kWh of direct sunlight per square mile per day which is close to the national average. An estimated 70% of rooftops in Columbia are large enough for solar installation and are unobstructed from direct sunlight. For more information or for a solar quote, see the graph below.

Solar Score for Columbia, MD

Columbia, MD Solar Score: 56

The Solar Score represents how good of a candidate you are for a home solar installation. We take into account a combination of factors specific to your area. Using these factors, we can determine how long it would take for a home solar installation to pay for itself. has received a solar score of . Below is a description for each area of the graph:

    • Red = “Not Viable” meaning a solar installation would not be cost-effective.
    • Yellow = “Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself over time.
    • Green = “Very Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself quickly and has large savings potential.


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