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Solar Energy in Leighton, AL

Solar Energy in Leighton

The month of September has the highest historical solar radition values in Leighton with an average of 5.94 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Leighton

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Leighton

The total length of the day in Leighton, AL today (May 29, 2024) will be 14 hours and 20 minutes. [More]

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Leighton, AL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Leighton, AL

Solar Energy Data in Leighton, AL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Leighton, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Leighton

Based on historical Leighton, 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 Leighton. [1]

Leighton has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.42 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.28 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Leighton that are always titled at the latitude of Leighton (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.98 kWh/m2/day, or about 13% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.42 kWh/m2/day and approximately 16% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.28 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 Leighton

Solar Radiation Data in Leighton, AL

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Leighton, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Leighton

Leighton, AL has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.18 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Leighton is September with an average of 5.94 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.77 kWh/m2/day and July at 5.72 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Leighton (Alabama) are December with an average of 3.73 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.11 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.48 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Leighton

The average monthly solar radiation level in Leighton, AL, of 5.18 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 32% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 22% 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: Leighton vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Leighton

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 29, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:37 am
    • Sunset: 7:57 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:20
Solar Energy Statistics for Leighton

Best Months for Solar in Leighton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation September (5.94 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.91 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (5.04 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.4 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Leighton

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Solar Power Output in Leighton

The Power of Solar in Leighton, AL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Leighton, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Leighton

Leighton (AL) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5712.62 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Leighton is October with an average of 529.22 kWhac, followed by September at 528.65 kWhac and May at 522.48 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Leighton (Alabama) are December with an average of 367.74 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 401.31 kWhac and January at 409.97 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Leighton

Leighton Electricity Costs

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Leighton Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Leighton, AL [5]

Wed May 29
81°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 60°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 3%
Thu May 30
73°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 76°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 34%
Fri May 31
76°F
Light Rain
Min: 56°F
Max: 81°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 33%
Sat Jun 1
81°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 85°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 89%
Sun Jun 2
71°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 74°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 91%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Jun 3
78°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 67°F
Max: 78°F
Fresh Breeze: 21 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Leighton

About Leighton

The town of Leighton, AL in Colbert County has an approximate population of 729. [6]

Leighton Solar Power

Leighton, AL Solar Energy

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

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