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Solar Energy in Sparta, NC

Solar Energy in Sparta

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Solar Panels in Sparta

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Sparta

The total length of the day in Sparta, NC today (March 28, 2020) will be 12 hours and 29 minutes. [More]

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Sparta, NC Solar Energy

Solar Power in Sparta, NC

Solar Energy Data in Sparta, NC

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Sparta, NC

Solar Radiation Data in Sparta

Based on historical Sparta, 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 Sparta. [1]

Sparta has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.24 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.18 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Sparta that are always titled at the latitude of Sparta (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.91 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.24 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.18 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 Sparta

Solar Radiation Data in Sparta, NC

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Sparta, NC

Solar Radiation Data in Sparta

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

Solar Power Levels in Sparta

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Sparta

  • Sunrise/Sunset for March 28, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:14 am
    • Sunset: 11:44 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:29 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:29
Solar Energy Statistics for Sparta

Best Months for Solar in Sparta

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: May (5.49 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: March (4.77 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (5.93 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Sparta

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the town of Sparta, NC at this current time.

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

Solar Power Output in Sparta

The Power of Solar in Sparta, NC

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Sparta, NC

Solar Radiation Data in Sparta

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Cost of Utilities in Sparta

Sparta Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Sparta averaged 11.01 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in January 2020, which was about 14% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.79¢/kWh in January. [3]

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Sparta Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in North Carolina averaged $11.49 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in December 2019, which was approximately 22% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.38 per Mcf in December. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Sparta

Solar Energy Contractors in Sparta

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Sparta, NC.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Sparta

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Sparta, NC.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Sparta

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Sparta, NC.

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Weather Forecast for Sparta, NC [5]

Sat Mar 28
77°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 60°F
Max: 77°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 84%
Sun Mar 29
68°F
Light Rain
Min: 46°F
Max: 69°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 73%
Mon Mar 30
59°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 42°F
Max: 59°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 99%
Tue Mar 31
42°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 40°F
Max: 46°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 75%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Apr 1
42°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 36°F
Max: 44°F
Setting: 0 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Apr 2
61°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 36°F
Max: 61°F
Calm: 2 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 35%

More about Sparta

About Sparta

The town of Sparta, NC in Alleghany County has an approximate population of 1,770. [6]

Sparta Solar Power

Sparta, NC Solar Energy

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

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The solar energy that strikes the Earth in one hour could provide all of the Earth's energy needs for a complete year.

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