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Solar Energy in Homewood, AL

Solar Energy in Homewood

The month of October has the highest historical solar radition values in Homewood with an average of 5.88 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Homewood

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Homewood

The total length of the day in Homewood, AL today (May 27, 2022) will be 14 hours and 9 minutes. [More]

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Homewood, AL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Homewood, AL

Solar Energy Data in Homewood, AL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Homewood, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Homewood

Based on historical Homewood, 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 Homewood. [1]

Homewood has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.49 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 Homewood that are always titled at the latitude of Homewood (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.06 kWh/m2/day, or about 13% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.49 kWh/m2/day and approximately 16% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.36 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 Homewood

Solar Radiation Data in Homewood, AL

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Homewood, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Homewood

Homewood, AL has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.26 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Homewood is October with an average of 5.88 kWh/m2/day, followed by September at 5.76 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.7 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Homewood (Alabama) are December with an average of 4.1 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.49 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Homewood

The average monthly solar radiation level in Homewood, AL, of 5.26 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 34% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 20% 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: Homewood vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Homewood

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 27, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:39 am
    • Sunset: 7:48 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:9
Solar Energy Statistics for Homewood

Best Months for Solar in Homewood

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation October (5.88 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (5.83 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (4.95 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.24 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Homewood

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Solar Power Output in Homewood

The Power of Solar in Homewood, AL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Homewood, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Homewood

Homewood (AL) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5672.69 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Homewood is October with an average of 531.5 kWhac, followed by May at 511.04 kWhac and August at 499.34 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Homewood (Alabama) are December with an average of 394 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 395.18 kWhac and January at 431.43 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Homewood

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Homewood Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Homewood, AL [5]

Fri May 27
75°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 60°F
Max: 77°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 5%
Sat May 28
78°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 56°F
Max: 81°F
Light breeze: 5 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun May 29
83°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 61°F
Max: 86°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon May 30
87°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 65°F
Max: 88°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue May 31
88°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 88°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Jun 1
92°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 69°F
Max: 92°F
Calm: 3 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Homewood

About Homewood

The city of Homewood, AL in Jefferson County has an approximate population of 25,167. [6]

Homewood Solar Power

Homewood, AL Solar Energy

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

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