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Solar Energy in Alabama

Solar Panels in Alabama

There are currently at least 32 solar panel installations throughout the state of Alabama right now.

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Solar Energy Levels in Alabama

The average monthly solar radiation level in Alabama's capital city, Montgomery, of 5 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 34% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 24% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Alabama values listed here are based on the capital, Montgomery.

Solar Radiation in Alabama

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Alabama solar radiation levels compare to average levels in an area with historcially high levels (NV) and one 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).
→ Alabama values listed here are based on the capital, Montgomery.

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Solar Installs in Alabama

Solar Panel Installations in Alabama

A look at solar installs in Alabama. The chart below visualizes install totals for the top five counties in AL vs. the cumulative install total of rest of AL counties combined.

Breakdown of Solar Installs in Alabama

There are currently at least 32 solar panel installations throughout the state of Alabama right now. [1]

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in Alabama
    • Lee County: 5 solar installs
    • Morgan County: 3 solar installs
    • Lauderdale County: 3 solar installs
    • Cullman County: 3 solar installs
    • Madison County: 2 solar installs
    • Everywhere Else: 16 solar installs

Note: Install totals presented here are those voluntarily contributed from a variety of sources including solar incentive programs, utilities, installers, and the general public. [1] Data for some states is thinner than others.

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Cost of Utilities in Alabama

Alabama Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in Alabama averaged 13.04 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2017, which was approximately 2% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.30¢/kWh in September. [2]

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Alabama Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in Alabama averaged $22.98 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2017, which was about 35% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.01 per Mcf in September. [3]

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More about Alabama

About Alabama

Alabama ranks 23rd among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 4,779,736. [4]

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Solar Energy in AL

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in Alabama, or for additional solar-related resources in AL, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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Some tax incentives and rebate programs are designed to spur the use of solar energy. These vary by location.

Cities in Alabama

ZIP Codes in Alabama


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