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Solar Energy in Birmingham, AL

Solar Energy in Birmingham

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Solar Panels in Birmingham

Solar panels in Birmingham that will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in Birmingham

The total length of the day in Birmingham, AL today (October 27, 2020) will be 10 hours and 56 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

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* See glossary & definitions below.

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

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

Solar Power Levels in Birmingham

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Solar Power: 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 October 27, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:02 pm
    • Sunset: 10:59 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:30 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:56
Solar Energy Statistics for Birmingham

Best Months for Solar in Birmingham

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: ( kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: ( kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: ( kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Birmingham

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the city of Birmingham, AL at this current time.

However, Birmingham is in Jefferson County and Jefferson County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

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

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Cost of Utilities in Birmingham

Birmingham Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Birmingham averaged 12.69 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2020, which was about 4% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.26¢/kWh in July. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Birmingham

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Birmingham Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Alabama averaged $22.46 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in July 2020, which was approximately 28% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.57 per Mcf in July. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Birmingham, AL [5]

Tue Oct 27
79°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 79°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 64%
Wed Oct 28
76°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 76°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 80%
Cloud cover: 99%
Thu Oct 29
73°F
Very Heavy Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 74°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 68%
Fri Oct 30
61°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 52°F
Max: 62°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 35%
Sat Oct 31
66°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 50°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 4%
Sun Nov 1
70°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 51°F
Max: 70°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 89%

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.

Did you know?

Various missions to space by different countries are known to utilize solar energy as a main power source.

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