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Solar Energy in Madison, AL

Solar Energy in Madison

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Solar Panels in Madison

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Madison

The total length of the day in Madison, AL today (April 17, 2021) will be 13 hours and 07 minutes. [More]

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Madison, AL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Madison, AL

Solar Energy Data in Madison, AL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Madison, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Madison

Based on historical Madison, 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 Madison. [1]

Madison has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.4 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 5% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.2 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Madison that are always titled at the latitude of Madison (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.95 kWh/m2/day, or about 13% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.4 kWh/m2/day and approximately 18% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.2 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 Madison

Solar Radiation Data in Madison, AL

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Madison, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Madison

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

Solar Power Levels in Madison

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Madison

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 17, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:12 am
    • Sunset: 12:20 am
    • Solar Noon: 5:46 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:07
Solar Energy Statistics for Madison

Best Months for Solar in Madison

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: August (5.85 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.94 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.37 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Madison

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

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

Solar Power Output in Madison

The Power of Solar in Madison, AL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Madison, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Madison

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Cost of Utilities in Madison

Madison Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Madison averaged 12.38 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in January 2021, which was about 2% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.69¢/kWh in January. [3]

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Madison Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Alabama averaged $13.55 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in January 2021, which was approximately 39% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.74 per Mcf in January. [4]

Weather Forecast for Madison, AL [5]

Sat Apr 17
52°F
Light Rain
Min: 48°F
Max: 59°F
Light breeze: 5 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 83%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Apr 18
60°F
Light Rain
Min: 46°F
Max: 61°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 41%
Mon Apr 19
63°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 44°F
Max: 65°F
Light breeze: 6 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 2%
Tue Apr 20
65°F
Light Rain
Min: 48°F
Max: 65°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Apr 21
51°F
Light Rain
Min: 35°F
Max: 53°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 40%
Thu Apr 22
53°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 38°F
Max: 55°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 4%

More about Madison

About Madison

The city of Madison, AL in Madison County has an approximate population of 42,938. [6]

Madison Solar Power

Madison, AL Solar Energy

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