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Solar Energy in Selma, AL

Solar Energy in Selma

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Selma with an average of 5.9 kWh/m2/day. [More]

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 (December 06, 2022) will be 10 hours and 7 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]

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

Selma, AL has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.4 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Selma is August with an average of 5.9 kWh/m2/day, followed by September at 5.88 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.87 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Selma (Alabama) are December with an average of 4.1 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.71 kWh/m2/day and February at 5.07 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Selma

The average monthly solar radiation level in Selma, AL, of 5.4 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: Selma 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 December 06, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:35 am
    • Sunset: 4:42 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:7
Solar Energy Statistics for Selma

Best Months for Solar in Selma

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.9 kWh/m2/day)
    • 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

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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

Selma (AL) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5828.04 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Selma is May with an average of 526.7 kWhac, followed by October at 521.81 kWhac and August at 518.93 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Selma (Alabama) are December with an average of 390.5 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 436.44 kWhac and January at 450.99 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Selma

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Weather Forecast for Selma, AL [5]

Tue Dec 6
74°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 65°F
Max: 77°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 77%
Cloud cover: 55%
Wed Dec 7
74°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 62°F
Max: 77°F
Light breeze: 7 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 77%
Thu Dec 8
74°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 60°F
Max: 77°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 1%
Fri Dec 9
77°F
Few Clouds
Min: 61°F
Max: 77°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 18%
Sat Dec 10
69°F
Light Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 72°F
Light breeze: 5 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 77%
Cloud cover: 95%
Sun Dec 11
68°F
Light Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 68°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 88%
Cloud cover: 100%

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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