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Solar Energy in Fairmont, NC

Solar Energy in Fairmont

The month of May has the highest historical solar radition values in Fairmont with an average of 5.98 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Fairmont

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Fairmont

The total length of the day in Fairmont, NC today (May 23, 2022) will be 14 hours and 9 minutes. [More]

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Fairmont, NC Solar Energy

Solar Power in Fairmont, NC

Solar Energy Data in Fairmont, NC

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Fairmont, NC

Solar Radiation Data in Fairmont

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

Fairmont has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.56 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Fairmont that are always titled at the latitude of Fairmont (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.2 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.56 kWh/m2/day and approximately 14% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.58 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 Fairmont

Solar Radiation Data in Fairmont, NC

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Fairmont, NC

Solar Radiation Data in Fairmont

Fairmont, NC has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.39 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Fairmont is May with an average of 5.98 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.83 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.78 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Fairmont (North Carolina) are December with an average of 4.48 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.69 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.85 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Fairmont

The average monthly solar radiation level in Fairmont, NC, of 5.39 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 18% 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: Fairmont vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Fairmont

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 23, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:08 am
    • Sunset: 8:17 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:9
Solar Energy Statistics for Fairmont

Best Months for Solar in Fairmont

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation May (5.98 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (5.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.31 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.36 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Fairmont

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Solar Power Output in Fairmont

The Power of Solar in Fairmont, NC

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Fairmont, NC

Solar Radiation Data in Fairmont

Fairmont (NC) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6018.3 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Fairmont is May with an average of 556.58 kWhac, followed by October at 539.62 kWhac and April at 535.7 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Fairmont (North Carolina) are February with an average of 429.54 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 443.34 kWhac and January at 462.34 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Fairmont

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Fairmont Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Fairmont, NC [5]

Mon May 23
89°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 89°F
Fresh Breeze: 20 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue May 24
81°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 67°F
Max: 86°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 75%
Cloud cover: 93%
Wed May 25
71°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 76°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 85%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu May 26
83°F
Light Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 83°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 97%
Fri May 27
83°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 83°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 75%
Sat May 28
84°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 84°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 11%

More about Fairmont

About Fairmont

The town of Fairmont, NC in Robeson County has an approximate population of 2,663. [6]

Fairmont Solar Power

Fairmont, NC Solar Energy

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

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