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Solar Energy in Fairmont, NC

Solar Energy in Fairmont

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Fairmont with an average of 5.99 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Fairmont

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Fairmont

The total length of the day in Fairmont, NC today (November 21, 2017) will be 10 hours and 12 minutes. [More]

Fairmont, NC Solar Energy

Solar Power in Fairmont, NC

Solar Energy Data in Fairmont, NC

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Fairmont, NC

Solar Radiation Data in Fairmont

Based on historical Fairmont, 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 Fairmont. [1]

Fairmont has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.56 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Fairmont that are always titled at the latitude of Fairmont (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.2 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.56 kWh/m2/day and approximately 14% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.58 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 Fairmont

Solar Radiation Data in Fairmont, NC

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Fairmont, NC

Solar Radiation Data in Fairmont

Fairmont, NC has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.01 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Fairmont is April with an average of 5.99 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.74 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.56 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Fairmont (North Carolina) are December with an average of 3.79 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.05 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.4 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Fairmont

The average monthly solar radiation level in Fairmont, NC, of 5.01 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 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 Fairmont 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 Fairmont

Sunrise / Sunset in Fairmont

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 21, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:56 am
    • Sunset: 5:08 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:02 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:12
Solar Energy Statistics for Fairmont

Best Months for Solar in Fairmont

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (5.99 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (5.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.31 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.36 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Fairmont

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

However, Fairmont is in Robeson County and Robeson County has at least 1 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Fairmont

The Power of Solar in Fairmont, NC

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Fairmont, NC

Solar Radiation Data in Fairmont

Fairmont (NC) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5739.26 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Fairmont is April with an average of 563.54 kWhac, followed by March at 537.21 kWhac and May at 535.44 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Fairmont (North Carolina) are December with an average of 380.99 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 405.16 kWhac and January at 413.44 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Fairmont

Fairmont Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Fairmont averaged 11.37 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2017, which was about 14% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.19¢/kWh in August. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Fairmont

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Fairmont Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in North Carolina averaged $23.35 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 Fairmont

Solar Energy Contractors in Fairmont

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in Fairmont

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Fairmont

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

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Weather Forecast for Fairmont, NC [5]

Tue Nov 21
66°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 51°F
Max: 66°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 44%
Wed Nov 22
58°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 39°F
Max: 58°F
High wind, near gale: 15 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Nov 23
46°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 35°F
Max: 47°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 80%
Fri Nov 24
49°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 40°F
Max: 49°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 99%
Sat Nov 25
60°F
Light Rain
Min: 46°F
Max: 60°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 17%
Sun Nov 26
49°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 36°F
Max: 49°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Fairmont

About Fairmont

The town of Fairmont, NC in Robeson County has an approximate population of 2,663. [6]

Fairmont Solar Power

Fairmont, NC Solar Energy

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

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