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Solar Energy in Columbiana, AL

Solar Energy in Columbiana

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Solar Panels in Columbiana

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Columbiana

The total length of the day in Columbiana, AL today (October 22, 2020) will be 11 hours and 04 minutes. [More]

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Columbiana, AL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Columbiana, AL

Solar Energy Data in Columbiana, AL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Columbiana, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Columbiana

Based on historical Columbiana, 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 Columbiana. [1]

Columbiana has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.51 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.36 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Columbiana that are always titled at the latitude of Columbiana (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.07 kWh/m2/day, or about 12% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.51 kWh/m2/day and approximately 16% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.36 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 Columbiana

Solar Radiation Data in Columbiana, AL

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Columbiana, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Columbiana

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

Solar Power Levels in Columbiana

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Columbiana

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 22, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:58 am
    • Sunset: 11:03 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:30 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:04
Solar Energy Statistics for Columbiana

Best Months for Solar in Columbiana

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: May (5.83 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (4.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.19 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Columbiana

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

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

Solar Power Output in Columbiana

The Power of Solar in Columbiana, AL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Columbiana, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Columbiana

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Cost of Utilities in Columbiana

Columbiana Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Columbiana 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: Columbiana

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Columbiana 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 Columbiana, AL [5]

Thu Oct 22
82°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 63°F
Max: 82°F
Light breeze: 7 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 1%
Fri Oct 23
81°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 81°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 85%
Sat Oct 24
77°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 77°F
Calm: 3 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 71%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Oct 25
78°F
Light Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 78°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 57%
Mon Oct 26
81°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 81°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 20%
Tue Oct 27
83°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Columbiana

About Columbiana

The city of Columbiana, AL in Shelby County has an approximate population of 4,197. [6]

Columbiana Solar Power

Columbiana, AL Solar Energy

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

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