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Solar Energy in Colony, AL

Solar Energy in Colony

The month of September has the highest historical solar radition values in Colony with an average of 5.91 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Colony

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Colony

The total length of the day in Colony, AL today (February 25, 2024) will be 11 hours and 19 minutes. [More]

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Colony, AL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Colony, AL

Solar Energy Data in Colony, AL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Colony, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Colony

Based on historical Colony, 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 Colony. [1]

Colony has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.42 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.26 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Colony that are always titled at the latitude of Colony (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.98 kWh/m2/day, or about 13% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.42 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.26 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 Colony

Solar Radiation Data in Colony, AL

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Colony, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Colony

Colony, 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 Colony is September with an average of 5.91 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.86 kWh/m2/day and October at 5.82 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Colony (Alabama) are December with an average of 3.92 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.29 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.59 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Colony

The average monthly solar radiation level in Colony, 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: Colony vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Colony

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 25, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:21 am
    • Sunset: 5:40 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:19
Solar Energy Statistics for Colony

Best Months for Solar in Colony

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation September (5.91 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.71 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.79 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.26 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Colony

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Solar Power Output in Colony

The Power of Solar in Colony, AL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Colony, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Colony

Colony (AL) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5653.23 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Colony is October with an average of 528.04 kWhac, followed by September at 512.05 kWhac and June at 507.95 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Colony (Alabama) are December with an average of 376.47 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 400.82 kWhac and January at 416.25 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Colony

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Weather Forecast for Colony, AL [5]

Sun Feb 25
54°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 38°F
Max: 65°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 39%
Mon Feb 26
66°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 46°F
Max: 71°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 38%
Tue Feb 27
72°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 59°F
Max: 74°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Feb 28
69°F
Light Rain
Min: 40°F
Max: 69°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 78%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Feb 29
48°F
Light Rain
Min: 35°F
Max: 50°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Mar 1
47°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 44°F
Max: 51°F
Light breeze: 7 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 91%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Colony

About Colony

The town of Colony, AL in Cullman County has an approximate population of 268. [6]

Colony Solar Power

Colony, AL Solar Energy

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

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