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Solar Energy in Alton, IA

Solar Energy in Alton

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Solar Panels in Alton

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Alton

The total length of the day in Alton, IA today (November 24, 2020) will be 09 hours and 24 minutes. [More]

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Alton, IA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Alton, IA

Solar Energy Data in Alton, IA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Alton, IA

Solar Radiation Data in Alton

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

Alton has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.01 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 9% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.4 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Alton that are always titled at the latitude of Alton (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.73 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.01 kWh/m2/day and approximately 8% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.4 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 Alton

Solar Radiation Data in Alton, IA

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Alton, IA

Solar Radiation Data in Alton

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

Solar Power Levels in Alton

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Alton

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 24, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 1:28 pm
    • Sunset: 10:53 pm
    • Solar Noon: 6:11 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:24
Solar Energy Statistics for Alton

Best Months for Solar in Alton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (6.13 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (6.27 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.6 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Alton

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

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

Solar Power Output in Alton

The Power of Solar in Alton, IA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Alton, IA

Solar Radiation Data in Alton

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Cost of Utilities in Alton

Alton Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Alton averaged 14.62 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2020, which was about 10% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.31¢/kWh in August. [3]

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Alton Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Iowa averaged $18.15 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2020, which was approximately 1% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.41 per Mcf in August. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Alton, IA [5]

Tue Nov 24
40°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 34°F
Max: 42°F
Light breeze: 4 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 96%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Nov 25
39°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 30°F
Max: 42°F
Light breeze: 6 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 3%
Thu Nov 26
44°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 33°F
Max: 46°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Nov 27
40°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 29°F
Max: 42°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Nov 28
44°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 30°F
Max: 48°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Nov 29
31°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 20°F
Max: 38°F
Strong breeze: 24 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 82%
Cloud cover: 60%

More about Alton

About Alton

The city of Alton, IA in Sioux County has an approximate population of 1,216. [6]

Alton Solar Power

Alton, IA Solar Energy

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

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