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Solar Energy in Arcola, IL

Solar Energy in Arcola

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Arcola with an average of 6.12 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Arcola

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Arcola

The total length of the day in Arcola, IL today (June 15, 2024) will be 15 hours and 1 minutes. [More]

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Arcola, IL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Arcola, IL

Solar Energy Data in Arcola, IL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Arcola, IL

Solar Radiation Data in Arcola

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

Arcola has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.1 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately equal to the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.1 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Arcola that are always titled at the latitude of Arcola (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.73 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.1 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.1 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 Arcola

Solar Radiation Data in Arcola, IL

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Arcola, IL

Solar Radiation Data in Arcola

Arcola, IL has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.93 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Arcola is August with an average of 6.12 kWh/m2/day, followed by September at 6.05 kWh/m2/day and July at 6 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Arcola (Illinois) are December with an average of 2.96 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.6 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.91 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Arcola

The average monthly solar radiation level in Arcola, IL, of 4.93 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 25% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 25% 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: Arcola vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Arcola

  • Sunrise/Sunset for June 15, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:23 am
    • Sunset: 8:24 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:1
Solar Energy Statistics for Arcola

Best Months for Solar in Arcola

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.12 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.83 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (5.25 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.36 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Arcola

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Solar Power Output in Arcola

The Power of Solar in Arcola, IL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Arcola, IL

Solar Radiation Data in Arcola

Arcola (IL) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5638.1 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Arcola is August with an average of 559.04 kWhac, followed by July at 557.08 kWhac and September at 550.94 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Arcola (Illinois) are December with an average of 307.77 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 374.85 kWhac and February at 382.77 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Arcola

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Arcola Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Arcola, IL [5]

Sat Jun 15
84°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 62°F
Max: 84°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 91%
Sun Jun 16
84°F
Light Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 90°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 7%
Mon Jun 17
87°F
Light Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 89°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 23%
Tue Jun 18
69°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 77°F
Fresh Breeze: 20 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 95%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Jun 19
69°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 71°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Jun 20
78°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 67°F
Max: 79°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 71%
Cloud cover: 96%

More about Arcola

About Arcola

The city of Arcola, IL in Douglas County has an approximate population of 2,916. [6]

Arcola Solar Power

Arcola, IL Solar Energy

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

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