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Solar Energy in Owens Cross Roads, AL

Solar Energy in Owens Cross Roads

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Owens Cross Roads with an average of 5.85 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Owens Cross Roads

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Owens Cross Roads

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

Owens Cross Roads, AL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Owens Cross Roads, AL

Solar Energy Data in Owens Cross Roads, AL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Owens Cross Roads, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Owens Cross Roads

Based on historical Owens Cross Roads, 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 Owens Cross Roads. [1]

Owens Cross Roads has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.36 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 5% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.14 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Owens Cross Roads that are always titled at the latitude of Owens Cross Roads (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.9 kWh/m2/day, or about 12% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.36 kWh/m2/day and approximately 18% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.14 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 Owens Cross Roads

Solar Radiation Data in Owens Cross Roads, AL

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Owens Cross Roads.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Owens Cross Roads, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Owens Cross Roads

Owens Cross Roads, AL has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.94 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Owens Cross Roads is August with an average of 5.85 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.84 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.74 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Owens Cross Roads (Alabama) are December with an average of 3.27 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.5 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.98 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Power Comparison: Owens Cross Roads vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Owens Cross Roads

The average monthly solar radiation level in Owens Cross Roads, AL, of 4.94 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 32% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 25% 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 Owens Cross Roads 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 Owens Cross Roads

Sunrise / Sunset in Owens Cross Roads

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 17, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:22 am
    • Sunset: 4:39 pm
    • Solar Noon: 11:30 am
    • Length of Day: 10:17
Solar Energy Statistics for Owens Cross Roads

Best Months for Solar in Owens Cross Roads

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.85 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.73 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.84 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.31 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Owens Cross Roads

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

However, Owens Cross Roads is in Madison County and Madison County has at least 2 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Owens Cross Roads

The Power of Solar in Owens Cross Roads, AL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Owens Cross Roads, AL

Solar Radiation Data in Owens Cross Roads

Owens Cross Roads (AL) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5661.86 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Owens Cross Roads is August with an average of 545.38 kWhac, followed by July at 544.54 kWhac and October at 531.02 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Owens Cross Roads (Alabama) are December with an average of 336.94 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 362.23 kWhac and November at 383.25 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Owens Cross Roads

Owens Cross Roads Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Owens Cross Roads 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]

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Owens Cross Roads 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 Owens Cross Roads

Solar Energy Contractors in Owens Cross Roads

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Owens Cross Roads, AL.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Owens Cross Roads

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Owens Cross Roads, AL.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Owens Cross Roads

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Owens Cross Roads, AL.

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Weather Forecast for Owens Cross Roads, AL [5]

Fri Nov 17
63°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 64°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Nov 18
61°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 63°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 92%
Sun Nov 19
43°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 27°F
Max: 44°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 8%
Mon Nov 20
46°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 21°F
Max: 46°F
Light breeze: 3 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 1%
Tue Nov 21
53°F
Light Rain
Min: 27°F
Max: 53°F
: 5 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 56%
Wed Nov 22
55°F
Light Rain
Min: 44°F
Max: 55°F
Light breeze: 3 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 77%

More about Owens Cross Roads

About Owens Cross Roads

The town of Owens Cross Roads, AL in Madison County has an approximate population of 1,521. [6]

Owens Cross Roads Solar Power

Owens Cross Roads, AL Solar Energy

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

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