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Solar Energy in Trafford, AL

Solar Energy in Trafford

The month of September has the highest historical solar radition values in Trafford with an average of 5.8 kWh/m2/day. [More]

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 (June 26, 2022) will be 14 hours and 23 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]

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

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Trafford, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Trafford

Trafford, AL has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.18 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Trafford is September with an average of 5.8 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.72 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.66 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Trafford (Alabama) are December with an average of 3.97 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.22 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.48 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Trafford

The average monthly solar radiation level in Trafford, AL, of 5.18 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 32% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 22% 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: Trafford 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 June 26, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:38 am
    • Sunset: 8:01 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:23
Solar Energy Statistics for Trafford

Best Months for Solar in Trafford

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation September (5.8 kWh/m2/day)
    • 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

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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

Trafford (AL) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5597.17 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Trafford is May with an average of 514.18 kWhac, followed by July at 506.86 kWhac and September at 501.9 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Trafford (Alabama) are December with an average of 380.17 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 390.72 kWhac and January at 405.38 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Trafford

Trafford Electricity Costs

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Trafford Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Trafford, AL [5]

Sun Jun 26
92°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 71°F
Max: 94°F
Light breeze: 7 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 10%
Mon Jun 27
74°F
Light Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 78°F
Light breeze: 6 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 92%
Cloud cover: 99%
Tue Jun 28
87°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 89°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 99%
Wed Jun 29
82°F
Light Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 87°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 97%
Thu Jun 30
83°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 84°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 99%
Fri Jul 1
81°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 81°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 72%
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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