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Solar Energy in Covington, VA

Solar Energy in Covington

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Solar Panels in Covington

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Covington

The total length of the day in Covington, VA today (June 13, 2021) will be 14 hours and 46 minutes. [More]

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Covington, VA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Covington, VA

Solar Energy Data in Covington, VA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Covington, VA

Solar Radiation Data in Covington

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

Covington has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.08 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.96 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Covington that are always titled at the latitude of Covington (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.71 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.08 kWh/m2/day and approximately 19% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.96 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 Covington

Solar Radiation Data in Covington, VA

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Covington, VA

Solar Radiation Data in Covington

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

Solar Power Levels in Covington

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Covington

  • Sunrise/Sunset for June 13, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:57 am
    • Sunset: 12:43 am
    • Solar Noon: 5:20 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:46
Solar Energy Statistics for Covington

Best Months for Solar in Covington

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: August (5.41 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: March (4.54 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (5.99 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Covington

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

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

Solar Power Output in Covington

The Power of Solar in Covington, VA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Covington, VA

Solar Radiation Data in Covington

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Cost of Utilities in Covington

Covington Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Covington averaged 11.71 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in March 2021, which was about 12% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.29¢/kWh in March. [3]

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Covington Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Virginia averaged $12.59 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in March 2021, which was approximately 19% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $10.55 per Mcf in March. [4]

Weather Forecast for Covington, VA [5]

Mon Jun 14
85°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 60°F
Max: 87°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 3%
Tue Jun 15
77°F
Few Clouds
Min: 56°F
Max: 78°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 24%
Wed Jun 16
77°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 77°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 25%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jun 17
79°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 79°F
Light breeze: 3 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 24%
Cloud cover: 59%
Fri Jun 18
86°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 50°F
Max: 88°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 26%
Cloud cover: 61%
Sat Jun 19
79°F
Light Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 81°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Covington

About Covington

The city of Covington, VA in Covington County has an approximate population of 5,961. [6]

Covington Solar Power

Covington, VA Solar Energy

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

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