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Solar Energy in Bessemer, AL

Solar Energy in Bessemer

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Bessemer with an average of 5.83 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Bessemer

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Bessemer

The total length of the day in Bessemer, AL today (July 15, 2024) will be 14 hours and 11 minutes. [More]

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Bessemer, AL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Bessemer, AL

Solar Energy Data in Bessemer, AL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Bessemer, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Bessemer

Based on historical Bessemer, 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 Bessemer. [1]

Bessemer has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.48 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 Bessemer that are always titled at the latitude of Bessemer (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.04 kWh/m2/day, or about 13% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.48 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 Bessemer

Solar Radiation Data in Bessemer, AL

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Bessemer, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Bessemer

Bessemer, AL has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.24 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Bessemer is April with an average of 5.83 kWh/m2/day, followed by September at 5.77 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.75 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Bessemer (Alabama) are December with an average of 4.14 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.33 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.61 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Bessemer

The average monthly solar radiation level in Bessemer, AL, of 5.24 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 33% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 21% 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: Bessemer vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Bessemer

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 15, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:48 am
    • Sunset: 7:59 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:11
Solar Energy Statistics for Bessemer

Best Months for Solar in Bessemer

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (5.83 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (5.8 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (4.9 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.21 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Bessemer

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Solar Power Output in Bessemer

The Power of Solar in Bessemer, AL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Bessemer, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Bessemer

Bessemer (AL) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5640.91 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Bessemer is April with an average of 516.54 kWhac, followed by May at 510.74 kWhac and October at 509.63 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Bessemer (Alabama) are December with an average of 397.76 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 398.73 kWhac and January at 416.31 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Bessemer

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Bessemer Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Bessemer, AL [5]

Mon Jul 15
88°F
Light Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 95°F
Light breeze: 6 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Jul 16
94°F
Light Rain
Min: 73°F
Max: 96°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 97%
Wed Jul 17
93°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 73°F
Max: 95°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 82%
Thu Jul 18
95°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 95°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 76%
Fri Jul 19
81°F
Light Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 85°F
Light breeze: 7 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 98%
Sat Jul 20
87°F
Light Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 88°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 93%

More about Bessemer

About Bessemer

The city of Bessemer, AL in Jefferson County has an approximate population of 27,456. [6]

Bessemer Solar Power

Bessemer, AL Solar Energy

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

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