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Solar Energy in Anniston, AL

Solar Energy in Anniston

The month of May has the highest historical solar radition values in Anniston with an average of 5.82 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Anniston

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Anniston

The total length of the day in Anniston, AL today (July 23, 2024) will be 14 hours and 3 minutes. [More]

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Anniston, AL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Anniston, AL

Solar Energy Data in Anniston, AL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Anniston, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Anniston

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

Anniston has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.47 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.33 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Anniston that are always titled at the latitude of Anniston (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.04 kWh/m2/day, or about 13% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.47 kWh/m2/day and approximately 16% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.33 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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.

Solar Radiation Levels in Anniston

Solar Radiation Data in Anniston, AL

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Anniston, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Anniston

Anniston, AL has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.27 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Anniston is May with an average of 5.82 kWh/m2/day, followed by September at 5.82 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.77 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Anniston (Alabama) are December with an average of 3.97 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.42 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.83 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Anniston

The average monthly solar radiation level in Anniston, AL, of 5.27 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 34% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 20% less than the average level of 6.61 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: Anniston vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Anniston 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).

Solar Data & Statistics for Anniston

Sunrise / Sunset in Anniston

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 23, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:48 am
    • Sunset: 7:51 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:3
Solar Energy Statistics for Anniston

Best Months for Solar in Anniston

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation May (5.82 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (5.71 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (4.94 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.21 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Anniston

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Solar Power Output in Anniston

The Power of Solar in Anniston, AL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Anniston, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Anniston

Anniston (AL) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5686.73 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Anniston is May with an average of 529.14 kWhac, followed by April at 513.84 kWhac and August at 512.5 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Anniston (Alabama) are December with an average of 380.37 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 419.21 kWhac and January at 422.65 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Anniston

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Weather Forecast for Anniston, AL [5]

Tue Jul 23
83°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 84°F
Light breeze: 5 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 83%
Wed Jul 24
82°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 85°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 98%
Thu Jul 25
86°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 86°F
Calm: 4 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 92%
Fri Jul 26
82°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 85°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 67%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jul 27
91°F
Light Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 91°F
Light breeze: 5 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 63%
Sun Jul 28
95°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 72°F
Max: 95°F
Calm: 4 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 83%

More about Anniston

About Anniston

The city of Anniston, AL in Calhoun County has an approximate population of 23,106. [6]

Anniston Solar Power

Anniston, AL Solar Energy

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

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