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Solar Energy in Opelika, AL

Solar Energy in Opelika

The month of October has the highest historical solar radition values in Opelika with an average of 5.93 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Opelika

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Opelika

The total length of the day in Opelika, AL today (July 23, 2024) will be 13 hours and 59 minutes. [More]

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Opelika, AL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Opelika, AL

Solar Energy Data in Opelika, AL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Opelika, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Opelika

Based on historical Opelika, 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 Opelika. [1]

Opelika has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.59 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.51 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Opelika that are always titled at the latitude of Opelika (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.17 kWh/m2/day, or about 13% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.59 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.51 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 Opelika

Solar Radiation Data in Opelika, AL

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Opelika, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Opelika

Opelika, AL has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.39 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Opelika is October with an average of 5.93 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 5.9 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.72 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Opelika (Alabama) are December with an average of 4.25 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.73 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.89 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Opelika

The average monthly solar radiation level in Opelika, AL, of 5.39 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 37% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 18% 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: Opelika vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Opelika

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 23, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:48 am
    • Sunset: 7:47 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:59
Solar Energy Statistics for Opelika

Best Months for Solar in Opelika

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation October (5.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (5.96 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.15 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.34 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Opelika

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Solar Power Output in Opelika

The Power of Solar in Opelika, AL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Opelika, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Opelika

Opelika (AL) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5791.81 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Opelika is October with an average of 536.26 kWhac, followed by April at 523.1 kWhac and May at 513.38 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Opelika (Alabama) are December with an average of 406.75 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 421.02 kWhac and January at 445.85 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Opelika

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Opelika Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Opelika, AL [5]

Tue Jul 23
84°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 92°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 69%
Cloud cover: 88%
Wed Jul 24
87°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 92°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 89%
Thu Jul 25
72°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 82°F
Light breeze: 5 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 98%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Jul 26
78°F
Light Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 86°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 82%
Cloud cover: 97%
Sat Jul 27
92°F
Light Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 92°F
Light breeze: 5 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 95%
Sun Jul 28
92°F
Light Rain
Min: 75°F
Max: 92°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 39%

More about Opelika

About Opelika

The city of Opelika, AL in Lee County has an approximate population of 26,477. [6]

Opelika Solar Power

Opelika, AL Solar Energy

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