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Solar Energy in Brilliant, AL

Solar Energy in Brilliant

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Brilliant with an average of 5.76 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Brilliant

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Brilliant

The total length of the day in Brilliant, AL today (November 17, 2017) will be 10 hours and 19 minutes. [More]

Brilliant, AL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Brilliant, AL

Solar Energy Data in Brilliant, AL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Brilliant, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Brilliant

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

Brilliant has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.45 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.35 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Brilliant that are always titled at the latitude of Brilliant (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.02 kWh/m2/day, or about 13% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.45 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.35 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.

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Solar Radiation Levels in Brilliant

Solar Radiation Data in Brilliant, AL

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Brilliant, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Brilliant

Brilliant, AL has a average annual solar radiation value of 5 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Brilliant is April with an average of 5.76 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.65 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.63 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Brilliant (Alabama) are December with an average of 3.52 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.82 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.19 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Brilliant

The average monthly solar radiation level in Brilliant, AL, 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 a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 24% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Brilliant 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).

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Solar Data & Statistics for Brilliant

Sunrise / Sunset in Brilliant

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 17, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:26 am
    • Sunset: 5:46 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:36 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:19
Solar Energy Statistics for Brilliant

Best Months for Solar in Brilliant

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (5.76 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.79 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.9 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.33 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Brilliant

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the town of Brilliant, AL at this current time.

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

Solar Power Output in Brilliant

The Power of Solar in Brilliant, AL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Brilliant, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Brilliant

Brilliant (AL) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5698.91 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Brilliant is April with an average of 537.33 kWhac, followed by March at 532.89 kWhac and May at 531.14 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Brilliant (Alabama) are December with an average of 359.38 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 387.46 kWhac and February at 391.17 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Brilliant

Brilliant Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Brilliant averaged 12.78 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2017, which was about 3% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.19¢/kWh in August. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Brilliant

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Brilliant Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Alabama averaged $23.31 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2017, which was approximately 29% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.09 per Mcf in August. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Brilliant

Solar Energy Contractors in Brilliant

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Brilliant, AL.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Brilliant

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Brilliant, AL.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Brilliant

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Brilliant, AL.

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Weather Forecast for Brilliant, AL [5]

Fri Nov 17
67°F
Few Clouds
Min: 59°F
Max: 68°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 24%
Sat Nov 18
64°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 44°F
Max: 65°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 92%
Sun Nov 19
47°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 32°F
Max: 48°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Nov 20
49°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 25°F
Max: 49°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 6%
Tue Nov 21
54°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 32°F
Max: 54°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 62%
Wed Nov 22
58°F
Light Rain
Min: 49°F
Max: 58°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 95%

More about Brilliant

About Brilliant

The town of Brilliant, AL in Marion County has an approximate population of 900. [6]

Brilliant Solar Power

Brilliant, AL Solar Energy

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

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