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Solar Energy in Birmingham, AL

Solar Energy in Birmingham

The month of September has the highest historical solar radition values in Birmingham with an average of 5.89 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Birmingham

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Birmingham

The total length of the day in Birmingham, AL today (May 22, 2024) will be 14 hours and 7 minutes. [More]

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Birmingham, AL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Birmingham, AL

Solar Energy Data in Birmingham, AL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Birmingham, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Birmingham

Based on historical Birmingham, 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 Birmingham. [1]

Birmingham has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.45 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 5% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.24 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Birmingham that are always titled at the latitude of Birmingham (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5 kWh/m2/day, or about 12% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.45 kWh/m2/day and approximately 18% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.24 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 Birmingham

Solar Radiation Data in Birmingham, AL

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Birmingham, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Birmingham

Birmingham, AL has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.3 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Birmingham is September with an average of 5.89 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 5.88 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.77 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Birmingham (Alabama) are December with an average of 3.96 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.3 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.99 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Birmingham

The average monthly solar radiation level in Birmingham, AL, of 5.3 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 35% 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: Birmingham vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Birmingham

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 22, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:40 am
    • Sunset: 7:47 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:7
Solar Energy Statistics for Birmingham

Best Months for Solar in Birmingham

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation September (5.89 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (5.76 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (4.83 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.17 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Birmingham

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Solar Power Output in Birmingham

The Power of Solar in Birmingham, AL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Birmingham, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Birmingham

Birmingham (AL) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5703.75 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Birmingham is May with an average of 522.35 kWhac, followed by April at 520.06 kWhac and October at 509.16 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Birmingham (Alabama) are December with an average of 378.43 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 414.15 kWhac and February at 426.12 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Birmingham

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Weather Forecast for Birmingham, AL [5]

Wed May 22
85°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 66°F
Max: 89°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 67%
Thu May 23
81°F
Light Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 88°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri May 24
85°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 86°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 87%
Sat May 25
83°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 84°F
Light breeze: 6 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 33%
Sun May 26
90°F
Light Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 90°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 90%
Mon May 27
84°F
Light Rain
Min: 73°F
Max: 87°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 91%

More about Birmingham

About Birmingham

The city of Birmingham, AL in Jefferson County has an approximate population of 212,237. [6]

Birmingham Solar Power

Birmingham, AL Solar Energy

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

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