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Solar Energy in Selma, AL

Solar Energy in Selma

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Solar Panels in Selma

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Selma

The total length of the day in Selma, AL today (September 24, 2021) will be 12 hours and 06 minutes. [More]

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Selma, AL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Selma, AL

Solar Energy Data in Selma, AL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Selma, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Selma

Based on historical Selma, 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 Selma. [1]

Selma has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.62 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.5 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Selma that are always titled at the latitude of Selma (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.18 kWh/m2/day, or about 12% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.62 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.5 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 Selma

Solar Radiation Data in Selma, AL

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Selma, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Selma

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

Solar Power Levels in Selma

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Selma

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 24, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:36 am
    • Sunset: 11:43 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:39 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:06
Solar Energy Statistics for Selma

Best Months for Solar in Selma

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: May (6.02 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (5.13 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.39 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Selma

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

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

Solar Power Output in Selma

The Power of Solar in Selma, AL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Selma, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Selma

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Cost of Utilities in Selma

Selma Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Selma averaged 13.52 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2021, which was about 2% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.85¢/kWh in June. [3]

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Selma Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Alabama averaged $21.36 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2021, which was approximately 20% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.76 per Mcf in June. [4]

Weather Forecast for Selma, AL [5]

Fri Sep 24
75°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 52°F
Max: 76°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 1%
Sat Sep 25
77°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 81°F
Light breeze: 4 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 74%
Sun Sep 26
83°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 83°F
Calm: 3 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 6%
Mon Sep 27
85°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 60°F
Max: 85°F
Calm: 2 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 8%
Tue Sep 28
84°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 62°F
Max: 84°F
Calm: 2 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Sep 29
87°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 63°F
Max: 87°F
Calm: 3 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 82%

More about Selma

About Selma

The city of Selma, AL in Dallas County has an approximate population of 20,756. [6]

Selma Solar Power

Selma, AL Solar Energy

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

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