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Solar Power in 30518 (Buford, GA)

Solar Energy in 30518

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in 30518 with an average of 5.85 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 30518

Solar panels in 30518 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 30518

The total length of the day in 30518 (Buford, GA) today (September 26, 2022) will be 12 hours and 0 minutes. [More]

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30518 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 30518 (Buford, GA)

Solar Energy Data for 30518

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 30518.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 30518

Solar Radiation Data in 30518

Based on historical 30518 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 30518. [1]

The region associated with 30518 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.5 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.48 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 30518 that are always titled at the latitude of Buford (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.11 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.5 kWh/m2/day and approximately 14% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.48 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 30518

Solar Radiation Data in 30518

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 30518.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 30518

Solar Radiation Data in 30518

The region associated with 30518 has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.38 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 30518 is August with an average of 5.85 kWh/m2/day, followed by September at 5.84 kWh/m2/day and October at 5.83 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 30518 are December with an average of 4.2 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.45 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.99 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 30518 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 30518

The average monthly solar radiation level in 30518, of 5.38 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 19% 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: 30518 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 30518 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 30518

Sunrise / Sunset in 30518

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 26, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:27 am
    • Sunset: 7:27 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:0
Solar Energy Statistics for 30518

Best Months for Solar in 30518

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.85 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (5.8 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (5.02 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.34 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 30518

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 30518 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 30518

The Power of Solar in 30518

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 30518. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 30518. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 30518

Solar Radiation Data in 30518

30518 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5819.44 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 30518 is October with an average of 532.59 kWhac, followed by August at 519.42 kWhac and May at 517.89 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 30518 are December with an average of 407.19 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 429.33 kWhac and February at 441.56 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 30518 [5]

Mon Sep 26
77°F
Light Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 78°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Sep 27
73°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 51°F
Max: 75°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 20%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Sep 28
70°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 52°F
Max: 70°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Sep 29
72°F
Few Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 73°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 17%
Fri Sep 30
62°F
Light Rain
Min: 58°F
Max: 64°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Oct 1
61°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 62°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 98%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about 30518

About 30518

The ZIP code 30518 is associated with the city of Buford in Gwinnett County in Georgia.

30518 Solar Power

30518 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 30518, or for more solar-related resources for GA, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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