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Solar Energy in Columbia, NC

Solar Energy in Columbia

The month of May has the highest historical solar radition values in Columbia with an average of 5.91 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Columbia

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Columbia

The total length of the day in Columbia, NC today (July 25, 2017) will be 14 hours and 07 minutes. [More]

Columbia, NC Solar Energy

Solar Power in Columbia, NC

Solar Energy Data in Columbia, NC

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Columbia, NC

Solar Radiation Data in Columbia

Based on historical Columbia, 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 Columbia. [1]

Columbia has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.37 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.38 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Columbia that are always titled at the latitude of Columbia (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.02 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.37 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.38 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 Columbia

Solar Radiation Data in Columbia, NC

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Columbia, NC

Solar Radiation Data in Columbia

Columbia, NC has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.05 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Columbia is May with an average of 5.91 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 5.83 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.79 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Columbia (North Carolina) are December with an average of 3.61 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.17 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Columbia

The average monthly solar radiation level in Columbia, NC, of 5.05 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 23% 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 Columbia 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 Columbia

Sunrise / Sunset in Columbia

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 25, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:07 am
    • Sunset: 8:15 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:11 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:07
Solar Energy Statistics for Columbia

Best Months for Solar in Columbia

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation May (5.91 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: June (5.7 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (4.98 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.3 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Columbia

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

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

Solar Power Output in Columbia

The Power of Solar in Columbia, NC

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Columbia, NC

Solar Radiation Data in Columbia

Columbia (NC) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5827.55 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Columbia is May with an average of 573.32 kWhac, followed by April at 554.7 kWhac and July at 541.24 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Columbia (North Carolina) are December with an average of 368.52 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 382.7 kWhac and January at 408.22 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Columbia

Columbia Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Columbia averaged 11.43 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2017, which was about 10% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.70¢/kWh in April. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Columbia

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Columbia Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in North Carolina averaged $0.00 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in March 2017, which was approximately 100% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $11.38 per Mcf in March. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Columbia

Solar Energy Contractors in Columbia

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in Columbia

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

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

Energy Conservation Consultants in Columbia

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

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Weather Forecast for Columbia, NC [5]

Tue Jul 25
87°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 76°F
Max: 87°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 24%
Wed Jul 26
84°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 75°F
Max: 84°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 80%
Cloud cover: 56%
Thu Jul 27
86°F
Light Rain
Min: 79°F
Max: 86°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 16%
Fri Jul 28
80°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 75°F
Max: 80°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 62%
Sat Jul 29
78°F
Light Rain
Min: 73°F
Max: 78°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Jul 30
79°F
Light Rain
Min: 75°F
Max: 79°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 77%

More about Columbia

About Columbia

The town of Columbia, NC in Tyrrell County has an approximate population of 891. [6]

Columbia Solar Power

Columbia, NC Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

The solar energy that strikes the Earth in one hour could provide all of the Earth's energy needs for a complete year.

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