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Solar Energy in Rainbow City, AL

Solar Energy in Rainbow City

The month of September has the highest historical solar radition values in Rainbow City with an average of 5.88 kWh/m2/day. [More]

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 (April 21, 2024) will be 13 hours and 18 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]

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

Rainbow City, AL has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.25 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Rainbow City is September with an average of 5.88 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 5.77 kWh/m2/day and October at 5.76 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Rainbow City (Alabama) are December with an average of 3.92 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.37 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.65 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Rainbow City

The average monthly solar radiation level in Rainbow City, AL, of 5.25 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 34% 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: Rainbow City 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 April 21, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:03 am
    • Sunset: 7:21 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:18
Solar Energy Statistics for Rainbow City

Best Months for Solar in Rainbow City

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation September (5.88 kWh/m2/day)
    • 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.

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

Rainbow City (AL) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5671.42 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Rainbow City is October with an average of 526.15 kWhac, followed by May at 522.02 kWhac and September at 509.39 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Rainbow City (Alabama) are December with an average of 376.36 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 405.98 kWhac and January at 420.22 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Rainbow City

Rainbow City Electricity Costs

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Rainbow City Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Rainbow City, AL [5]

Sun Apr 21
48°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 45°F
Max: 62°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 76%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Apr 22
60°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 40°F
Max: 64°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Apr 23
68°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 41°F
Max: 72°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 1%
Wed Apr 24
71°F
Light Rain
Min: 48°F
Max: 74°F
Light breeze: 8 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 75%
Thu Apr 25
70°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 56°F
Max: 71°F
Light breeze: 5 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Apr 26
75°F
Light Rain
Min: 54°F
Max: 75°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 99%

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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