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Solar Energy in Detroit, AL

Solar Energy in Detroit

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Detroit with an average of 6.01 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Detroit

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Detroit

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

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Detroit, AL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Detroit, AL

Solar Energy Data in Detroit, AL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Detroit, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Detroit

Based on historical Detroit, 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 Detroit. [1]

Detroit has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.47 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.34 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Detroit that are always titled at the latitude of Detroit (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.03 kWh/m2/day, or about 13% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.47 kWh/m2/day and approximately 16% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.34 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 Detroit

Solar Radiation Data in Detroit, AL

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Detroit, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Detroit

Detroit, 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 Detroit is August with an average of 6.01 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 5.78 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.73 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Detroit (Alabama) are December with an average of 4.08 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.26 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.69 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Detroit

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

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Detroit

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 25, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:26 am
    • Sunset: 5:45 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:19
Solar Energy Statistics for Detroit

Best Months for Solar in Detroit

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.01 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.81 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (5.04 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.42 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Detroit

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Solar Power Output in Detroit

The Power of Solar in Detroit, AL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Detroit, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Detroit

Detroit (AL) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5640.78 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Detroit is August with an average of 527.62 kWhac, followed by May at 509.62 kWhac and April at 507.73 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Detroit (Alabama) are December with an average of 391.36 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 400.1 kWhac and January at 407.02 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Detroit

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Weather Forecast for Detroit, AL [5]

Sun Feb 25
57°F
Few Clouds
Min: 40°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 23%
Mon Feb 26
66°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 49°F
Max: 73°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 74%
Tue Feb 27
73°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 60°F
Max: 75°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Feb 28
66°F
Light Rain
Min: 40°F
Max: 66°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 85%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Feb 29
49°F
Light Rain
Min: 36°F
Max: 52°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Mar 1
53°F
Light Rain
Min: 43°F
Max: 56°F
Light breeze: 6 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 82%
Cloud cover: 98%

More about Detroit

About Detroit

The town of Detroit, AL in Lamar County has an approximate population of 237. [6]

Detroit Solar Power

Detroit, AL Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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