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Solar Energy in Rainbow City, AL

Solar Energy in Rainbow City

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Solar Panels in Rainbow City

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Rainbow City

The total length of the day in Rainbow City, AL today (May 17, 2021) will be 13 hours and 59 minutes. [More]

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Rainbow City, AL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Rainbow City, AL

Solar Energy Data in Rainbow City, AL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Rainbow City, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Rainbow City

Based on historical Rainbow City, 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 Rainbow City. [1]

Rainbow City has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.45 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.29 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Rainbow City that are always titled at the latitude of Rainbow City (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.01 kWh/m2/day, or about 13% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.45 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.29 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 Rainbow City

Solar Radiation Data in Rainbow City, AL

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Rainbow City.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Rainbow City, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Rainbow City

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Solar Power Comparison: Rainbow City vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Rainbow City

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Rainbow City 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 Rainbow City

Sunrise / Sunset in Rainbow City

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 17, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 10:40 am
    • Sunset: 12:40 am
    • Solar Noon: 5:40 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:59
Solar Energy Statistics for Rainbow City

Best Months for Solar in Rainbow City

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: August (5.73 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (4.82 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.24 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Rainbow City

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

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

Solar Power Output in Rainbow City

The Power of Solar in Rainbow City, AL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Rainbow City, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Rainbow City

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Cost of Utilities in Rainbow City

Rainbow City Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Rainbow City averaged 12.99 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in February 2021, which was about 3% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.34¢/kWh in February. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Rainbow City

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Rainbow City Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Alabama averaged $13.56 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in February 2021, which was approximately 42% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.55 per Mcf in February. [4]

Weather Forecast for Rainbow City, AL [5]

Mon May 17
76°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 51°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue May 18
78°F
Light Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed May 19
81°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 62°F
Max: 81°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 61%
Thu May 20
78°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 60°F
Max: 81°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 33%
Fri May 21
81°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 57°F
Max: 83°F
Light breeze: 7 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 3%
Sat May 22
85°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 59°F
Max: 85°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 67%

More about Rainbow City

About Rainbow City

The city of Rainbow City, AL in Etowah County has an approximate population of 9,602. [6]

Rainbow City Solar Power

Rainbow City, AL Solar Energy

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

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