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Solar Energy in Atlanta, GA

Solar Energy in Atlanta

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Solar Panels in Atlanta

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Atlanta

The total length of the day in Atlanta, GA today (September 28, 2021) will be 11 hours and 58 minutes. [More]

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Atlanta, GA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Atlanta, GA

Solar Energy Data in Atlanta, GA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Atlanta, GA

Solar Radiation Data in Atlanta

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

Atlanta has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.5 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.42 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Atlanta that are always titled at the latitude of Atlanta (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.09 kWh/m2/day, or about 13% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.5 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.42 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 Atlanta

Solar Radiation Data in Atlanta, GA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Atlanta, GA

Solar Radiation Data in Atlanta

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

Solar Power Levels in Atlanta

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Atlanta

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 28, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:28 am
    • Sunset: 11:27 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:28 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:58
Solar Energy Statistics for Atlanta

Best Months for Solar in Atlanta

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: May (5.8 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (4.99 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.33 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Atlanta

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

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

Solar Power Output in Atlanta

The Power of Solar in Atlanta, GA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Atlanta, GA

Solar Radiation Data in Atlanta

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Cost of Utilities in Atlanta

Atlanta Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Atlanta averaged 13.55 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2021, which was about 3% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.90¢/kWh in July. [3]

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Atlanta Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Georgia averaged $27.84 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2021, which was approximately 57% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.76 per Mcf in June. [4]

Weather Forecast for Atlanta, GA [5]

Tue Sep 28
78°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 64°F
Max: 84°F
Light breeze: 6 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 38%
Wed Sep 29
84°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 88°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Sep 30
87°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 68°F
Max: 87°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Oct 1
86°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 69°F
Max: 86°F
Light breeze: 6 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 95%
Sat Oct 2
85°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 70°F
Max: 85°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 90%
Sun Oct 3
82°F
Light Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Atlanta

About Atlanta

The city of Atlanta, GA in Fulton County has an approximate population of 420,003. [6]

Atlanta Solar Power

Atlanta, GA Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

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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