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Solar Energy in Columbia, TN

Solar Energy in Columbia

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Solar Panels in Columbia

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Columbia

The total length of the day in Columbia, TN today (April 18, 2019) will be 13 hours and 13 minutes. [More]

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Columbia, TN Solar Energy

Solar Power in Columbia, TN

Solar Energy Data in Columbia, TN

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Columbia, TN

Solar Radiation Data in Columbia

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

Columbia has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.29 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.15 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Columbia that are always titled at the latitude of Columbia (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.85 kWh/m2/day, or about 13% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.29 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.15 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 Columbia

Solar Radiation Data in Columbia, TN

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Columbia, TN

Solar Radiation Data in Columbia

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

Solar Power Levels in Columbia

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Columbia

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 18, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:10 am
    • Sunset: 12:23 am
    • Solar Noon: 5:47 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:13
Solar Energy Statistics for Columbia

Best Months for Solar in Columbia

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: August (5.74 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (5.03 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.35 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Columbia

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

However, Columbia is in Maury County and Maury County has at least 8 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Columbia

The Power of Solar in Columbia, TN

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Columbia, TN

Solar Radiation Data in Columbia

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Cost of Utilities in Columbia

Columbia Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Columbia averaged 10.78 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in January 2019, which was about 14% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.47¢/kWh in January. [3]

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Columbia Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Tennessee averaged $8.34 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in January 2019, which was approximately 12% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.43 per Mcf in January. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Columbia

Solar Energy Contractors in Columbia

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Columbia, TN.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Columbia

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Columbia, TN.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Columbia

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Columbia, TN.

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Weather Forecast for Columbia, TN [5]

Thu Apr 18
77°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 55°F
Max: 77°F
High wind, near gale: 15 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 99%
Fri Apr 19
46°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 46°F
Strong breeze: 10 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Apr 20
57°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 39°F
Max: 59°F
High wind, near gale: 15 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 10%
Sun Apr 21
73°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 46°F
Max: 75°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Apr 22
76°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 56°F
Max: 77°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 99%
Tue Apr 23
77°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 77°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 57%

More about Columbia

About Columbia

The city of Columbia, TN in Maury County has an approximate population of 34,681. [6]

Columbia Solar Power

Columbia, TN Solar Energy

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

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