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Solar Energy in Benton, AL

Solar Energy in Benton

The month of October has the highest historical solar radition values in Benton with an average of 5.97 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Benton

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Benton

The total length of the day in Benton, AL today (July 15, 2024) will be 14 hours and 6 minutes. [More]

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Benton, AL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Benton, AL

Solar Energy Data in Benton, AL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Benton, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Benton

Based on historical Benton, 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 Benton. [1]

Benton has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.64 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.52 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Benton that are always titled at the latitude of Benton (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.2 kWh/m2/day, or about 12% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.64 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.52 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 Benton

Solar Radiation Data in Benton, AL

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Benton, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Benton

Benton, AL has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.44 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Benton is October with an average of 5.97 kWh/m2/day, followed by September at 5.85 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.8 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Benton (Alabama) are December with an average of 4.45 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.69 kWh/m2/day and February at 5.13 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Benton

The average monthly solar radiation level in Benton, AL, of 5.44 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 38% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 18% 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: Benton vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Benton 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 Benton

Sunrise / Sunset in Benton

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 15, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:50 am
    • Sunset: 7:56 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:6
Solar Energy Statistics for Benton

Best Months for Solar in Benton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation October (5.97 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (6.03 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (5.15 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.41 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Benton

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Solar Power Output in Benton

The Power of Solar in Benton, AL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Benton, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Benton

Benton (AL) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5867.23 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Benton is October with an average of 543.33 kWhac, followed by May at 523.06 kWhac and April at 516.41 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Benton (Alabama) are December with an average of 425.96 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 437.72 kWhac and January at 451.62 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Benton

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Weather Forecast for Benton, AL [5]

Mon Jul 15
94°F
Light Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 100°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Jul 16
96°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 99°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Jul 17
90°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 99°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 48%
Thu Jul 18
95°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 73°F
Max: 95°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 96%
Fri Jul 19
89°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 73°F
Max: 89°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 85%
Sat Jul 20
87°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 72°F
Max: 94°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 67%
Cloud cover: 63%

More about Benton

About Benton

The town of Benton, AL in Lowndes County has an approximate population of 49. [6]

Benton Solar Power

Benton, AL Solar Energy

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

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