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Solar Energy in Atlanta, GA

Solar Energy in Atlanta

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Atlanta with an average of 5.78 kWh/m2/day. [More]

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 (January 24, 2022) will be 10 hours and 22 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]

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

Atlanta, GA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.29 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Atlanta is April with an average of 5.78 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 5.77 kWh/m2/day and September at 5.74 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Atlanta (Georgia) are December with an average of 4.13 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.54 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.76 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Atlanta

The average monthly solar radiation level in Atlanta, GA, of 5.29 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 42% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 20% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: Atlanta 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 January 24, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:38 am
    • Sunset: 6:00 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:22
Solar Energy Statistics for Atlanta

Best Months for Solar in Atlanta

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (5.78 kWh/m2/day)
    • 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.

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

Atlanta (GA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5844.96 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Atlanta is May with an average of 535.1 kWhac, followed by October at 533.87 kWhac and April at 527.83 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Atlanta (Georgia) are December with an average of 407.19 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 418.07 kWhac and January at 444.56 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Atlanta

Atlanta Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Atlanta averaged 12.93 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2021, which was about 8% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.11¢/kWh in October. [3]

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Atlanta Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Georgia averaged $27.32 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2021, which was approximately 56% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.48 per Mcf in October. [4]

Weather Forecast for Atlanta, GA [5]

Mon Jan 24
49°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 35°F
Max: 56°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Jan 25
52°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 42°F
Max: 55°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 96%
Wed Jan 26
49°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 34°F
Max: 52°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 4%
Thu Jan 27
47°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 34°F
Max: 51°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 7%
Fri Jan 28
42°F
Light Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 42°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 75%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jan 29
33°F
Light Snow
Min: 26°F
Max: 36°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 28%
Cloud cover: 2%

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.

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