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Solar Energy in Hoover, AL

Solar Energy in Hoover

The month of October has the highest historical solar radition values in Hoover with an average of 5.96 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Hoover

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Hoover

The total length of the day in Hoover, AL today (February 25, 2024) will be 11 hours and 20 minutes. [More]

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Hoover, AL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Hoover, AL

Solar Energy Data in Hoover, AL

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Hoover, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Hoover

Based on historical Hoover, 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 Hoover. [1]

Hoover 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 Hoover that are always titled at the latitude of Hoover (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 Hoover

Solar Radiation Data in Hoover, AL

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Hoover, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Hoover

Hoover, AL has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.36 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Hoover is October with an average of 5.96 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 5.86 kWh/m2/day and September at 5.79 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Hoover (Alabama) are December with an average of 3.96 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.63 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.97 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Hoover

The average monthly solar radiation level in Hoover, AL, of 5.36 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 36% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 19% 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: Hoover vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Hoover

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 25, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:20 am
    • Sunset: 5:40 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:20
Solar Energy Statistics for Hoover

Best Months for Solar in Hoover

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation October (5.96 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 Hoover

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Solar Power Output in Hoover

The Power of Solar in Hoover, AL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Hoover, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Hoover

Hoover (AL) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5775.1 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Hoover is October with an average of 538.84 kWhac, followed by April at 518.33 kWhac and May at 515.31 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Hoover (Alabama) are December with an average of 378.57 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 423.55 kWhac and January at 444.09 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Hoover

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Weather Forecast for Hoover, AL [5]

Sun Feb 25
58°F
Few Clouds
Min: 41°F
Max: 65°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 14%
Mon Feb 26
69°F
Few Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 72°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 12%
Tue Feb 27
73°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 59°F
Max: 75°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Feb 28
74°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 74°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Feb 29
46°F
Light Rain
Min: 38°F
Max: 46°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Mar 1
48°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 44°F
Max: 50°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 92%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Hoover

About Hoover

The city of Hoover, AL in Jefferson County has an approximate population of 81,619. [6]

Hoover Solar Power

Hoover, AL Solar Energy

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