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Solar Energy in Carolina Shores, NC

Solar Energy in Carolina Shores

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Carolina Shores with an average of 6 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Carolina Shores

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Carolina Shores

The total length of the day in Carolina Shores, NC today (September 24, 2017) will be 12 hours and 03 minutes. [More]

Carolina Shores, NC Solar Energy

Solar Power in Carolina Shores, NC

Solar Energy Data in Carolina Shores, NC

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Carolina Shores, NC

Solar Radiation Data in Carolina Shores

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

Carolina Shores has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.61 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.65 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Carolina Shores that are always titled at the latitude of Carolina Shores (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.25 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.61 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.65 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 Carolina Shores

Solar Radiation Data in Carolina Shores, NC

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Carolina Shores.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Carolina Shores, NC

Solar Radiation Data in Carolina Shores

Carolina Shores, NC has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.02 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Carolina Shores is April with an average of 6 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.77 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Carolina Shores (North Carolina) are December with an average of 3.77 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.03 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.38 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Power Comparison: Carolina Shores vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Carolina Shores

The average monthly solar radiation level in Carolina Shores, NC, of 5.02 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 35% 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 Carolina Shores 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 Carolina Shores

Sunrise / Sunset in Carolina Shores

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 24, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:04 am
    • Sunset: 7:07 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:06 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:03
Solar Energy Statistics for Carolina Shores

Best Months for Solar in Carolina Shores

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (6 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (6.08 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.61 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.45 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Carolina Shores

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

However, Carolina Shores is in Brunswick County and Brunswick County has at least 1 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Carolina Shores

The Power of Solar in Carolina Shores, NC

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Carolina Shores, NC

Solar Radiation Data in Carolina Shores

Carolina Shores (NC) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5741.74 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Carolina Shores is April with an average of 564.6 kWhac, followed by May at 537.32 kWhac and March at 537.15 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Carolina Shores (North Carolina) are December with an average of 379.41 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 404.34 kWhac and January at 411.86 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Carolina Shores

Carolina Shores Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Carolina Shores averaged 11.07 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2017, which was about 16% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.22¢/kWh in June. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Carolina Shores

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Carolina Shores Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in North Carolina averaged $22.67 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2017, which was approximately 42% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.98 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Carolina Shores

Solar Energy Contractors in Carolina Shores

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Carolina Shores, NC.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Carolina Shores

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Carolina Shores, NC.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Carolina Shores

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Carolina Shores, NC.

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Weather Forecast for Carolina Shores, NC [5]

Sun Sep 24
87°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 71°F
Max: 87°F
: 10 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 44%
Mon Sep 25
84°F
Light Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 84°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Sep 26
82°F
Light Rain
Min: 72°F
Max: 84°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 68%
Wed Sep 27
86°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 72°F
Max: 86°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Sep 28
78°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 78°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 34%
Fri Sep 29
77°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 63°F
Max: 77°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Carolina Shores

About Carolina Shores

The town of Carolina Shores, NC in Brunswick County has an approximate population of 3,048. [6]

Carolina Shores Solar Power

Carolina Shores, NC Solar Energy

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

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