Solar Energy LocalSolar Energy Local
Solar Energy & Solar Power Resources

Solar Energy in Marion, AR

Solar Energy in Marion

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Marion with an average of 6.29 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Marion

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Marion

The total length of the day in Marion, AR today (August 20, 2017) will be 13 hours and 17 minutes. [More]

Marion, AR Solar Energy

Solar Power in Marion, AR

Solar Energy Data in Marion, AR

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Marion, AR

Solar Radiation Data in Marion

Based on historical Marion, 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 Marion. [1]

Marion has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.45 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.4 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Marion that are always titled at the latitude of Marion (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 14% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.4 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.

Compare Solar Quotes
Compare Solar Quotes

Solar Radiation Levels in Marion

Solar Radiation Data in Marion, AR

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Marion, AR

Solar Radiation Data in Marion

Marion, AR has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.18 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Marion is August with an average of 6.29 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 6.09 kWh/m2/day and June at 6 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Marion (Arkansas) are December with an average of 3.49 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.93 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.1 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Marion

The average monthly solar radiation level in Marion, AR, of 5.18 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 39% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is (sorry, data not currently available) the average level of 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 Marion 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).

Compare Solar Quotes
Compare Solar Quotes

Solar Data & Statistics for Marion

Sunrise / Sunset in Marion

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 20, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:25 am
    • Sunset: 7:42 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:03 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:17
Solar Energy Statistics for Marion

Best Months for Solar in Marion

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.29 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (6.18 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: August (5.6 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.61 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Marion

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

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

Solar Power Output in Marion

The Power of Solar in Marion, AR

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Marion, AR

Solar Radiation Data in Marion

Marion (AR) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5912.33 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Marion is August with an average of 586.94 kWhac, followed by July at 568.1 kWhac and May at 548.92 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Marion (Arkansas) are December with an average of 358.01 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 395.64 kWhac and January at 404.26 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Marion

Marion Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Marion averaged 10.49 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2017, which was about 19% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.02¢/kWh in May. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Marion

Vote now: Given all of the data and analysis provided for Marion, is solar power a good choice for residents of this city?

Yes, solar power is a great option  
No, solar power isn't a good option

Marion Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Arkansas averaged $15.90 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in May 2017, which was approximately 20% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $13.21 per Mcf in May. [4]

Latest Solar News

Solar jobs now outnumber oil jobs in the U.S.

Solar jobs now outnumber oil jobs in the U.S.The Solar Foundation recently published the National Solar Jobs Census 2015, its yearly update of current employment, job trends, and growth projections in the U.S.
Read More

Apple granted another solar-related patent

Apple granted another solar-related patentTechnology powerhouse Apple was granted 53 new patents last week, and one of the new patents deals specifically with technology that is directly related to …
Read More

Could the entire U.S. be powered by solar from just …

Could the entire U.S. be powered by solar from just … Business magnate Elon Musk is known for his roles in various aspects of technology and business — from PayPal to SpaceX — and he is …
Read More

Solar Businesses in Marion

Solar Energy Contractors in Marion

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

Our search for solar contractors companies located in Marion produced no matches.

Solar Energy Equipment in Marion

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

Sorry, no local business selling solar equipment were found.

Our search for companies selling solar parts located in Marion produced no matches.

Energy Conservation Consultants in Marion

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

Sorry, no local energy conservation specialists were found.

Our search for energy conservation specialists located in Marion produced no matches.

Weather Forecast for Marion, AR [5]

Sun Aug 20
84°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 72°F
Max: 84°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Aug 21
92°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 73°F
Max: 93°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 76%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Aug 22
92°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 76°F
Max: 92°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 71%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Aug 23
83°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 67°F
Max: 83°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 43%
Thu Aug 24
81°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 61°F
Max: 81°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 2%
Fri Aug 25
80°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 62°F
Max: 80°F
: 10 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 35%

More about Marion

About Marion

The city of Marion, AR in Crittenden County has an approximate population of 12,345. [6]

Marion Solar Power

Marion, AR Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

About half of the sun's energy is absorbed by the Earth's surface; about 30 percent is reflected back from the surface.

Other Cities in Arkansas

References