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Solar Energy in Sheffield, AL

Solar Energy in Sheffield

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Solar Panels in Sheffield

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Sheffield

The total length of the day in Sheffield, AL today (October 22, 2020) will be 11 hours and 01 minutes. [More]

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Sheffield, AL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Sheffield, AL

Solar Energy Data in Sheffield, AL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Sheffield, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Sheffield

Based on historical Sheffield, 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 Sheffield. [1]

Sheffield has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.4 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.25 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Sheffield that are always titled at the latitude of Sheffield (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.96 kWh/m2/day, or about 13% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.4 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.25 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 Sheffield

Solar Radiation Data in Sheffield, AL

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Sheffield, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Sheffield

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

Solar Power Levels in Sheffield

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Sheffield

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 22, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:04 pm
    • Sunset: 11:05 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:34 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:01
Solar Energy Statistics for Sheffield

Best Months for Solar in Sheffield

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: August (5.84 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (5.09 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.43 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Sheffield

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

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

Solar Power Output in Sheffield

The Power of Solar in Sheffield, AL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Sheffield, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Sheffield

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Historical solar radiation data for Sheffield is not currently available.

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Cost of Utilities in Sheffield

Sheffield Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Sheffield averaged 12.69 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2020, which was about 4% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.26¢/kWh in July. [3]

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Sheffield Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Alabama averaged $22.46 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in July 2020, which was approximately 28% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.57 per Mcf in July. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Sheffield, AL [5]

Thu Oct 22
80°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 63°F
Max: 80°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Oct 23
80°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 80°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 22%
Sat Oct 24
68°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 68°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 80%
Cloud cover: 98%
Sun Oct 25
70°F
Light Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 70°F
Calm: 2 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Oct 26
75°F
Light Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 76°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 95%
Tue Oct 27
78°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 63°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 59%

More about Sheffield

About Sheffield

The city of Sheffield, AL in Colbert County has an approximate population of 9,039. [6]

Sheffield Solar Power

Sheffield, AL Solar Energy

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

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About half of the sun's energy is absorbed by the Earth's surface; about 30 percent is reflected back from the surface.

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