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Solar Energy in Brilliant, AL

Solar Energy in Brilliant

The month of September has the highest historical solar radition values in Brilliant with an average of 5.93 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Brilliant

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Brilliant

The total length of the day in Brilliant, AL today (April 13, 2024) will be 13 hours and 0 minutes. [More]

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Brilliant, AL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Brilliant, AL

Solar Energy Data in Brilliant, AL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Brilliant, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Brilliant

Based on historical Brilliant, 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 Brilliant. [1]

Brilliant has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.45 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.35 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Brilliant that are always titled at the latitude of Brilliant (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.02 kWh/m2/day, or about 13% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.45 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.35 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 Brilliant

Solar Radiation Data in Brilliant, AL

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Brilliant, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Brilliant

Brilliant, AL has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.19 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Brilliant is September with an average of 5.93 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 5.66 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.65 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Brilliant (Alabama) are December with an average of 3.92 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.24 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.63 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Brilliant

The average monthly solar radiation level in Brilliant, AL, of 5.19 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 32% 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: Brilliant vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Brilliant

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 13, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:21 am
    • Sunset: 7:21 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:0
Solar Energy Statistics for Brilliant

Best Months for Solar in Brilliant

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation September (5.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.79 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.9 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.33 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Brilliant

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Solar Power Output in Brilliant

The Power of Solar in Brilliant, AL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Brilliant, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Brilliant

Brilliant (AL) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5588.78 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Brilliant is September with an average of 513.22 kWhac, followed by October at 501.7 kWhac and April at 497.77 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Brilliant (Alabama) are December with an average of 375.88 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 394.84 kWhac and January at 409.17 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Brilliant

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Brilliant Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Brilliant, AL [5]

Sat Apr 13
75°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 48°F
Max: 76°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Apr 14
76°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 79°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 58%
Mon Apr 15
75°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 80°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Apr 16
77°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 59°F
Max: 79°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Apr 17
72°F
Light Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 73°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 81%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Apr 18
82°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 63°F
Max: 84°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 86%

More about Brilliant

About Brilliant

The town of Brilliant, AL in Marion County has an approximate population of 900. [6]

Brilliant Solar Power

Brilliant, AL Solar Energy

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