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Solar Energy in Sanford, AL

Solar Energy in Sanford

The month of October has the highest historical solar radition values in Sanford with an average of 5.89 kWh/m2/day. [More]

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 (April 21, 2024) will be 13 hours and 11 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 4.69 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.55 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Sanford that are always titled at the latitude of Sanford (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.23 kWh/m2/day, or about 12% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.69 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.55 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 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

Sanford, 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 Sanford is October with an average of 5.89 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 5.88 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.77 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Sanford (Alabama) are December with an average of 4.6 kWh/m2/day, followed by February with an average of 4.81 kWh/m2/day and January at 4.84 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Sanford

The average monthly solar radiation level in Sanford, 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: Sanford 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 April 21, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:08 am
    • Sunset: 7:19 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:11
Solar Energy Statistics for Sanford

Best Months for Solar in Sanford

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation October (5.89 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (6.06 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.21 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.44 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Sanford

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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

Sanford (AL) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5774.91 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Sanford is October with an average of 532.33 kWhac, followed by April at 518.02 kWhac and May at 517.67 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Sanford (Alabama) are February with an average of 408.72 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 437.83 kWhac and January at 458.51 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Sanford

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Sanford Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Sanford, AL [5]

Sun Apr 21
59°F
Light Rain
Min: 55°F
Max: 67°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 75%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Apr 22
63°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 45°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Apr 23
70°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 47°F
Max: 76°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Apr 24
78°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 54°F
Max: 81°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Apr 25
84°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 84°F
Light breeze: 5 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 8%
Fri Apr 26
83°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 61°F
Max: 84°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 93%

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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