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Solar Energy in Homewood, AL

Solar Energy in Homewood

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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 (September 21, 2020) will be 12 hours and 08 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]

* 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 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

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

Solar Power Levels in Homewood

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Solar Power: 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 September 21, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:35 am
    • Sunset: 11:44 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:39 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:08
Solar Energy Statistics for Homewood

Best Months for Solar in Homewood

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • 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

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

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

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

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Cost of Utilities in Homewood

Homewood Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Homewood averaged 12.93 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2020, which was about 3% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.28¢/kWh in June. [3]

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Homewood Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Alabama averaged $20.51 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2020, which was approximately 33% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.37 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Homewood, AL [5]

Mon Sep 21
69°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 59°F
Max: 72°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 67%
Tue Sep 22
70°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 56°F
Max: 73°F
Light breeze: 7 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 97%
Wed Sep 23
80°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 80°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 45%
Thu Sep 24
66°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 74°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 90%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Sep 25
79°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 67°F
Max: 82°F
Light breeze: 3 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 95%
Sat Sep 26
83°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 83°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 63%

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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