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Solar Energy in Dothan, AL

Solar Energy in Dothan

The month of October has the highest historical solar radition values in Dothan with an average of 5.97 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Dothan

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Dothan

The total length of the day in Dothan, AL today (May 22, 2024) will be 13 hours and 56 minutes. [More]

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Dothan, AL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Dothan, AL

Solar Energy Data in Dothan, AL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Dothan, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Dothan

Based on historical Dothan, 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 Dothan. [1]

Dothan has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.74 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 Dothan that are always titled at the latitude of Dothan (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.3 kWh/m2/day, or about 12% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.74 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% 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 Dothan

Solar Radiation Data in Dothan, AL

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Dothan, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Dothan

Dothan, AL has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.46 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Dothan is October with an average of 5.97 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 5.81 kWh/m2/day and March at 5.78 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Dothan (Alabama) are December with an average of 4.57 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.88 kWh/m2/day and February at 5.19 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Dothan

The average monthly solar radiation level in Dothan, AL, of 5.46 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 39% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 17% 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: Dothan vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Dothan

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 22, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:40 am
    • Sunset: 7:36 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:56
Solar Energy Statistics for Dothan

Best Months for Solar in Dothan

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation October (5.97 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (6.16 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.56 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.56 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Dothan

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Solar Power Output in Dothan

The Power of Solar in Dothan, AL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Dothan, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Dothan

Dothan (AL) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6026.32 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Dothan is October with an average of 560.29 kWhac, followed by March at 544.88 kWhac and May at 532.18 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Dothan (Alabama) are December with an average of 444.24 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 454.14 kWhac and January at 479.49 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Dothan

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Dothan Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Dothan, AL [5]

Wed May 22
83°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 65°F
Max: 86°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 10%
Thu May 23
85°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 69°F
Max: 88°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 86%
Fri May 24
83°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 67°F
Max: 88°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 96%
Sat May 25
89°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 90°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 15%
Sun May 26
89°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 89°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 57%
Mon May 27
90°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 72°F
Max: 90°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 63%

More about Dothan

About Dothan

The city of Dothan, AL in Houston County has an approximate population of 65,496. [6]

Dothan Solar Power

Dothan, AL Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Dothan, AL, or for more solar-related resources for Dothan, 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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