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Solar Energy in Cotter, AR

Solar Energy in Cotter

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Cotter with an average of 6.01 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Cotter

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Cotter

The total length of the day in Cotter, AR today (December 11, 2017) will be 09 hours and 43 minutes. [More]

Cotter, AR Solar Energy

Solar Power in Cotter, AR

Solar Energy Data in Cotter, AR

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Cotter, AR

Solar Radiation Data in Cotter

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

Cotter has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.37 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.47 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Cotter that are always titled at the latitude of Cotter (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.99 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.37 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.47 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 Cotter

Solar Radiation Data in Cotter, AR

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Cotter, AR

Solar Radiation Data in Cotter

Cotter, AR has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.98 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Cotter is August with an average of 6.01 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.95 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.84 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Cotter (Arkansas) are December with an average of 3.27 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.81 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.88 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Cotter

The average monthly solar radiation level in Cotter, AR, of 4.98 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 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 Cotter 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 Cotter

Sunrise / Sunset in Cotter

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 11, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 1:11 pm
    • Sunset: 10:55 pm
    • Solar Noon: 6:03 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:43
Solar Energy Statistics for Cotter

Best Months for Solar in Cotter

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.01 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (6.04 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: August (5.51 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.41 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Cotter

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

However, Cotter is in Baxter County and Baxter County has at least 3 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Cotter

The Power of Solar in Cotter, AR

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Cotter, AR

Solar Radiation Data in Cotter

Cotter (AR) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5758.24 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Cotter is August with an average of 561.42 kWhac, followed by July at 557.88 kWhac and May at 552.95 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Cotter (Arkansas) are December with an average of 340.15 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 374.6 kWhac and February at 391.93 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Cotter

Cotter Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Cotter averaged 10.73 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2017, which was about 19% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.30¢/kWh in September. [3]

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Cotter Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Arkansas averaged $20.37 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2017, which was approximately 20% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.01 per Mcf in September. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Cotter

Solar Energy Contractors in Cotter

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Cotter, AR.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Cotter

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Cotter, AR.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Cotter

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Cotter, AR.

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Weather Forecast for Cotter, AR [5]

Sun Dec 10
42°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 42°F
Max: 42°F
Light breeze: 2 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Dec 11
60°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 33°F
Max: 61°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Dec 12
40°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 28°F
Max: 41°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 28%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Dec 13
49°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 24°F
Max: 49°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Dec 14
41°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 30°F
Max: 41°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 55%
Fri Dec 15
46°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 24°F
Max: 50°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Cotter

About Cotter

The city of Cotter, AR in Baxter County has an approximate population of 970. [6]

Cotter Solar Power

Cotter, AR Solar Energy

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

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