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Solar Energy in Trafford, AL

Solar Energy in Trafford

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Solar Panels in Trafford

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Trafford

The total length of the day in Trafford, AL today (April 12, 2021) will be 12 hours and 57 minutes. [More]

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Trafford, AL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Trafford, AL

Solar Energy Data in Trafford, AL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Trafford, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Trafford

Based on historical Trafford, 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 Trafford. [1]

Trafford has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.44 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.26 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Trafford that are always titled at the latitude of Trafford (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5 kWh/m2/day, or about 13% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.44 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.26 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 Trafford

Solar Radiation Data in Trafford, AL

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Trafford, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Trafford

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

Solar Power Levels in Trafford

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Trafford

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 12, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:18 am
    • Sunset: 12:16 am
    • Solar Noon: 5:47 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:57
Solar Energy Statistics for Trafford

Best Months for Solar in Trafford

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: August (5.76 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (4.82 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.21 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Trafford

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

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

Solar Power Output in Trafford

The Power of Solar in Trafford, AL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Trafford, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Trafford

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Cost of Utilities in Trafford

Trafford Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Trafford averaged 12.38 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in January 2021, which was about 2% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.69¢/kWh in January. [3]

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Trafford Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Alabama averaged $13.55 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in January 2021, which was approximately 39% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.74 per Mcf in January. [4]

Weather Forecast for Trafford, AL [5]

Mon Apr 12
77°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 50°F
Max: 78°F
Light breeze: 7 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 1%
Tue Apr 13
75°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 79°F
Light breeze: 5 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 94%
Wed Apr 14
70°F
Light Rain
Min: 54°F
Max: 70°F
Light breeze: 7 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 97%
Thu Apr 15
62°F
Light Rain
Min: 48°F
Max: 62°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 37%
Fri Apr 16
60°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 45°F
Max: 62°F
Light breeze: 5 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Apr 17
62°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 48°F
Max: 62°F
Light breeze: 4 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Trafford

About Trafford

The town of Trafford, AL in Jefferson County has an approximate population of 646. [6]

Trafford Solar Power

Trafford, AL Solar Energy

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

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