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Solar Energy in Pittsboro, NC

Solar Energy in Pittsboro

The month of May has the highest historical solar radition values in Pittsboro with an average of 5.81 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Pittsboro

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Pittsboro

The total length of the day in Pittsboro, NC today (May 23, 2022) will be 14 hours and 16 minutes. [More]

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Pittsboro, NC Solar Energy

Solar Power in Pittsboro, NC

Solar Energy Data in Pittsboro, NC

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Pittsboro, NC

Solar Radiation Data in Pittsboro

Based on historical Pittsboro, 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 Pittsboro. [1]

Pittsboro has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.46 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Pittsboro that are always titled at the latitude of Pittsboro (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.14 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.46 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% 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 Pittsboro

Solar Radiation Data in Pittsboro, NC

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Pittsboro, NC

Solar Radiation Data in Pittsboro

Pittsboro, NC has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.31 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Pittsboro is May with an average of 5.81 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.76 kWh/m2/day and September at 5.76 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Pittsboro (North Carolina) are December with an average of 4.29 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.66 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.89 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Pittsboro

The average monthly solar radiation level in Pittsboro, NC, of 5.31 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 35% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 20% 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: Pittsboro vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Pittsboro

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 23, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:05 am
    • Sunset: 8:21 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:16
Solar Energy Statistics for Pittsboro

Best Months for Solar in Pittsboro

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation May (5.81 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (5.83 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (5.22 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.26 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Pittsboro

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Solar Power Output in Pittsboro

The Power of Solar in Pittsboro, NC

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Pittsboro, NC

Solar Radiation Data in Pittsboro

Pittsboro (NC) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5762.53 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Pittsboro is May with an average of 529.27 kWhac, followed by April at 508.77 kWhac and July at 508.52 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Pittsboro (North Carolina) are December with an average of 421.64 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 424.64 kWhac and January at 446.93 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Pittsboro

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Pittsboro Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Pittsboro, NC [5]

Mon May 23
83°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 85%
Tue May 24
73°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 91%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed May 25
62°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 59°F
Max: 62°F
Light breeze: 7 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu May 26
80°F
Light Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri May 27
72°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 94%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat May 28
75°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 76°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 75%
Cloud cover: 97%

More about Pittsboro

About Pittsboro

The town of Pittsboro, NC in Chatham County has an approximate population of 3,743. [6]

Pittsboro Solar Power

Pittsboro, NC Solar Energy

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

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