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Solar Energy in Radford, VA

Solar Energy in Radford

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Solar Panels in Radford

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Radford

The total length of the day in Radford, VA today (June 14, 2021) will be 14 hours and 42 minutes. [More]

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Radford, VA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Radford, VA

Solar Energy Data in Radford, VA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Radford, VA

Solar Radiation Data in Radford

Based on historical Radford, 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 Radford. [1]

Radford has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.17 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.02 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Radford that are always titled at the latitude of Radford (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.82 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.17 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.02 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 Radford

Solar Radiation Data in Radford, VA

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Radford, VA

Solar Radiation Data in Radford

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

Solar Power Levels in Radford

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Radford

  • Sunrise/Sunset for June 14, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 10:01 am
    • Sunset: 12:43 am
    • Solar Noon: 5:22 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:42
Solar Energy Statistics for Radford

Best Months for Solar in Radford

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: August (5.51 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: March (4.45 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (5.98 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Radford

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

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

Solar Power Output in Radford

The Power of Solar in Radford, VA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Radford, VA

Solar Radiation Data in Radford

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Cost of Utilities in Radford

Radford Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Radford 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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Radford 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 Radford, VA [5]

Mon Jun 14
84°F
Light Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 86°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 1%
Tue Jun 15
74°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 56°F
Max: 75°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 8%
Wed Jun 16
73°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 52°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jun 17
75°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 76°F
Light breeze: 4 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 52%
Fri Jun 18
84°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 52°F
Max: 85°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 59%
Sat Jun 19
82°F
Light Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 82°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 99%

More about Radford

About Radford

The city of Radford, VA in Radford County has an approximate population of 16,408. [6]

Radford Solar Power

Radford, VA Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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