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Solar Energy in Sanford, AL

Solar Energy in Sanford

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Solar Panels in Sanford

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Sanford

The total length of the day in Sanford, AL today (May 17, 2021) will be 13 hours and 48 minutes. [More]

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Sanford, AL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Sanford, AL

Solar Energy Data in Sanford, AL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Sanford, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Sanford

Based on historical Sanford, 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 Sanford. [1]

Sanford has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.71 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.59 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Sanford that are always titled at the latitude of Sanford (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.26 kWh/m2/day, or about 12% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.71 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.59 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 Sanford

Solar Radiation Data in Sanford, AL

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Sanford, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Sanford

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

Solar Power Levels in Sanford

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Sanford

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 17, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 10:47 am
    • Sunset: 12:36 am
    • Solar Noon: 5:41 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:48
Solar Energy Statistics for Sanford

Best Months for Solar in Sanford

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: May (6.11 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.35 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.49 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Sanford

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

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

Solar Power Output in Sanford

The Power of Solar in Sanford, AL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Sanford, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Sanford

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Cost of Utilities in Sanford

Sanford Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Sanford 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]

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Sanford 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 Sanford, AL [5]

Mon May 17
79°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 58°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 83%
Tue May 18
80°F
Light Rain
Min: 63°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 73%
Wed May 19
82°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 64°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 48%
Thu May 20
81°F
Light Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 82°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 28%
Fri May 21
82°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 64°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat May 22
85°F
Few Clouds
Min: 65°F
Max: 87°F
Light breeze: 7 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 17%

More about Sanford

About Sanford

The town of Sanford, AL in Covington County has an approximate population of 241. [6]

Sanford Solar Power

Sanford, AL Solar Energy

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

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