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Solar Energy in Columbia, AL

Solar Energy in Columbia

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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 (November 26, 2020) will be 10 hours and 19 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]

* 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 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

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

Solar Power Levels in Columbia

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Solar Power: 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 November 26, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:18 pm
    • Sunset: 10:37 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:28 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:19
Solar Energy Statistics for Columbia

Best Months for Solar in Columbia

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • 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

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

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

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

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Cost of Utilities in Columbia

Columbia Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Columbia averaged 12.76 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2020, which was about 4% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.31¢/kWh in August. [3]

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Columbia Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Alabama averaged $22.74 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2020, which was approximately 24% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.41 per Mcf in August. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Columbia, AL [5]

Thu Nov 26
80°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 80°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 18%
Fri Nov 27
77°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 77°F
Calm: 2 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 34%
Sat Nov 28
71°F
Light Rain
Min: 63°F
Max: 72°F
Light breeze: 5 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 71%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Nov 29
63°F
Very Heavy Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Nov 30
51°F
Light Rain
Min: 39°F
Max: 62°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 87%
Tue Dec 1
43°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 30°F
Max: 45°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 0%

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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