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Solar: Germantown, MD 20874

Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Maryland to help residents and businesses determine if a solar installation is a viable and cost-effective solution. The solar score is based on a combination of many different factors. Maryland is slightly below the national average for solar viability. Due to its geographical location, Maryland doesn't receive as much direct sunlight as most other states. The majority of the state receives 4-4.5 kWh of direct sunlight per square mile per day which is below the national average. An estimated 72% of homes have a roof that is viable for a solar installation and is unobstructed from direct sunlight. The average roof in Maryland can hold 5.3 kW of solar panels which is below the national average. Based on these factors, a residential solar installation for Maryland residents is generally a viable option. For more information, see the solar score graph below.

Solar Score for Germantown, MD 20874

Germantown, 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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