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Solar Energy in Rankin, PA

Solar Energy in Rankin

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Solar Panels in Rankin

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Rankin

The total length of the day in Rankin, PA today (August 07, 2020) will be 14 hours and 02 minutes. [More]

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Rankin, PA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Rankin, PA

Solar Energy Data in Rankin, PA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Rankin, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Rankin

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

Rankin has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.81 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 11% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.43 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Rankin that are always titled at the latitude of Rankin (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.35 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.81 kWh/m2/day and approximately 27% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.43 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 Rankin

Solar Radiation Data in Rankin, PA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Rankin, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Rankin

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

Solar Power Levels in Rankin

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Rankin

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 07, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 10:23 am
    • Sunset: 12:26 am
    • Solar Noon: 5:25 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:02
Solar Energy Statistics for Rankin

Best Months for Solar in Rankin

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.35 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.2 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (5.81 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Rankin

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the borough of Rankin, PA at this current time.

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

Solar Power Output in Rankin

The Power of Solar in Rankin, PA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Rankin, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Rankin

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Cost of Utilities in Rankin

Rankin Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Rankin averaged 13.99 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2020, which was about 6% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.14¢/kWh in May. [3]

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Rankin Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Pennsylvania averaged $11.66 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in May 2020, which was approximately 2% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $11.85 per Mcf in May. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Rankin, PA [5]

Fri Aug 7
82°F
Light Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 82°F
Calm: 2 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 4%
Sat Aug 8
84°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 65°F
Max: 84°F
Light breeze: 5 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 26%
Sun Aug 9
86°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 67°F
Max: 86°F
Light breeze: 4 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Aug 10
87°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 68°F
Max: 88°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Aug 11
89°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 89°F
Light breeze: 5 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 86%
Wed Aug 12
89°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 89°F
Light breeze: 6 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 5%

More about Rankin

About Rankin

The borough of Rankin, PA in Allegheny County has an approximate population of 2,122. [6]

Rankin Solar Power

Rankin, PA Solar Energy

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

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