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Solar Energy in Columbia, AL

Solar Energy in Columbia

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

Solar Panels in Columbia

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Columbia

The total length of the day in Columbia, AL today (May 21, 2022) will be 13 hours and 53 minutes. [More]

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Columbia, AL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Columbia, AL

Solar Energy Data in Columbia, AL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Columbia, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Columbia

Based on historical Columbia, 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 Columbia. [1]

Columbia has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.75 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.62 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Columbia that are always titled at the latitude of Columbia (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.19 kWh/m2/day, or about 9% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.75 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.62 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 Columbia

Solar Radiation Data in Columbia, AL

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Columbia, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Columbia

Columbia, AL has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.37 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Columbia is October with an average of 5.83 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 5.82 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.69 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Columbia (Alabama) are December with an average of 4.37 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.79 kWh/m2/day and February at 5.09 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Columbia

The average monthly solar radiation level in Columbia, AL, of 5.37 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 37% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 19% 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: Columbia vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Columbia

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 21, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:40 am
    • Sunset: 7:33 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:53
Solar Energy Statistics for Columbia

Best Months for Solar in Columbia

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation October (5.83 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (6.04 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.53 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.56 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Columbia

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Solar Power Output in Columbia

The Power of Solar in Columbia, AL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Columbia, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Columbia

Columbia (AL) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5930.17 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Columbia is October with an average of 545.23 kWhac, followed by May at 537.31 kWhac and April at 515.75 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Columbia (Alabama) are December with an average of 431.83 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 444.1 kWhac and January at 470.18 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Columbia

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Columbia Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Columbia, AL [5]

Sat May 21
89°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 90°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 83%
Sun May 22
83°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 84°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 88%
Mon May 23
70°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 72°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 92%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue May 24
83°F
Light Rain
Min: 67°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed May 25
84°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 84°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 96%
Thu May 26
83°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 83°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Columbia

About Columbia

The town of Columbia, AL in Houston County has an approximate population of 740. [6]

Columbia Solar Power

Columbia, AL Solar Energy

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

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