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Solar Energy in Elba, AL

Solar Energy in Elba

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Solar Panels in Elba

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Elba

The total length of the day in Elba, AL today (October 27, 2020) will be 11 hours and 01 minutes. [More]

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Elba, AL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Elba, AL

Solar Energy Data in Elba, AL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Elba, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Elba

Based on historical Elba, 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 Elba. [1]

Elba has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.69 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.54 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Elba that are always titled at the latitude of Elba (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.24 kWh/m2/day, or about 12% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.69 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.54 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 Elba

Solar Radiation Data in Elba, AL

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Elba, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Elba

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

Solar Power Levels in Elba

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Elba

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 27, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:57 am
    • Sunset: 10:59 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:28 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:01
Solar Energy Statistics for Elba

Best Months for Solar in Elba

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: May (6.08 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.25 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.47 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Elba

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

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

Solar Power Output in Elba

The Power of Solar in Elba, AL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Elba, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Elba

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Cost of Utilities in Elba

Elba Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Elba 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]

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Elba 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 Elba, AL [5]

Tue Oct 27
80°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 80°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 75%
Cloud cover: 74%
Wed Oct 28
80°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 81°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 78%
Cloud cover: 90%
Thu Oct 29
80°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 58°F
Max: 80°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 71%
Cloud cover: 78%
Fri Oct 30
68°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 54°F
Max: 69°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 6%
Sat Oct 31
67°F
Few Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 67°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 22%
Sun Nov 1
71°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 59°F
Max: 71°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 95%

More about Elba

About Elba

The city of Elba, AL in Coffee County has an approximate population of 3,940. [6]

Elba Solar Power

Elba, AL Solar Energy

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

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