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Solar Energy in Alton, TX

Solar Energy in Alton

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Solar Panels in Alton

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Alton

The total length of the day in Alton, TX today (June 02, 2020) will be 13 hours and 42 minutes. [More]

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Alton, TX Solar Energy

Solar Power in Alton, TX

Solar Energy Data in Alton, TX

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Alton, TX

Solar Radiation Data in Alton

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

Alton has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.08 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 5% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.83 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Alton that are always titled at the latitude of Alton (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.44 kWh/m2/day, or about 7% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.08 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.83 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 Alton

Solar Radiation Data in Alton, TX

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Alton, TX

Solar Radiation Data in Alton

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

Solar Power Levels in Alton

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Alton

  • Sunrise/Sunset for June 02, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:40 am
    • Sunset: 1:22 am
    • Solar Noon: 6:31 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:42
Solar Energy Statistics for Alton

Best Months for Solar in Alton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: August (6.28 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (6.07 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.95 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Alton

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

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

Solar Power Output in Alton

The Power of Solar in Alton, TX

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Alton, TX

Solar Radiation Data in Alton

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Cost of Utilities in Alton

Alton Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Alton averaged 12.09 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in March 2020, which was about 8% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.08¢/kWh in March. [3]

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Alton Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Texas averaged $9.39 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in March 2020, which was approximately 5% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.86 per Mcf in March. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Alton, TX [5]

Tue Jun 2
88°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 74°F
Max: 88°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 5%
Wed Jun 3
87°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 89°F
Light breeze: 6 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 21%
Thu Jun 4
86°F
Light Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 90°F
Light breeze: 5 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 39%
Fri Jun 5
88°F
Light Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 90°F
Light breeze: 7 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 25%
Sat Jun 6
87°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 74°F
Max: 90°F
Light breeze: 4 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 33%
Sun Jun 7
93°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 75°F
Max: 94°F
Calm: 2 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Alton

About Alton

The city of Alton, TX in Hidalgo County has an approximate population of 12,341. [6]

Alton Solar Power

Alton, TX Solar Energy

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

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