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Solar Energy in Muscle Shoals, AL

Solar Energy in Muscle Shoals

The month of September has the highest historical solar radition values in Muscle Shoals with an average of 5.99 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Muscle Shoals

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Muscle Shoals

The total length of the day in Muscle Shoals, AL today (July 23, 2024) will be 14 hours and 8 minutes. [More]

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Muscle Shoals, AL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Muscle Shoals, AL

Solar Energy Data in Muscle Shoals, AL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Muscle Shoals, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Muscle Shoals

Based on historical Muscle Shoals, 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 Muscle Shoals. [1]

Muscle Shoals has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.4 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.25 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Muscle Shoals that are always titled at the latitude of Muscle Shoals (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.96 kWh/m2/day, or about 13% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.4 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.25 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 Muscle Shoals

Solar Radiation Data in Muscle Shoals, AL

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Muscle Shoals.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Muscle Shoals, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Muscle Shoals

Muscle Shoals, AL has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.22 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Muscle Shoals is September with an average of 5.99 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.84 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.82 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Muscle Shoals (Alabama) are December with an average of 3.85 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.16 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Muscle Shoals vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Muscle Shoals

The average monthly solar radiation level in Muscle Shoals, AL, of 5.22 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 33% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 21% 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: Muscle Shoals vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Muscle Shoals 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 Muscle Shoals

Sunrise / Sunset in Muscle Shoals

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 23, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:53 am
    • Sunset: 8:01 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:8
Solar Energy Statistics for Muscle Shoals

Best Months for Solar in Muscle Shoals

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation September (5.99 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.84 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (5.09 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.43 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Muscle Shoals

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Solar Power Output in Muscle Shoals

The Power of Solar in Muscle Shoals, AL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Muscle Shoals, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Muscle Shoals

Muscle Shoals (AL) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5741.07 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Muscle Shoals is May with an average of 534.05 kWhac, followed by September at 532.35 kWhac and April at 527.85 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Muscle Shoals (Alabama) are December with an average of 379.91 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 404.27 kWhac and January at 409.87 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Muscle Shoals

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Muscle Shoals Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Muscle Shoals, AL [5]

Tue Jul 23
76°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 84%
Cloud cover: 90%
Wed Jul 24
70°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 71°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Jul 25
81°F
Light Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 84°F
Light breeze: 6 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 69%
Cloud cover: 99%
Fri Jul 26
73°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 70°F
Max: 78°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 92%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jul 27
90°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 68°F
Max: 91°F
Light breeze: 6 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 80%
Sun Jul 28
93°F
Light Rain
Min: 72°F
Max: 93°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 43%

More about Muscle Shoals

About Muscle Shoals

The city of Muscle Shoals, AL in Colbert County has an approximate population of 13,146. [6]

Muscle Shoals Solar Power

Muscle Shoals, AL Solar Energy

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

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