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Solar Energy in Pittsboro, NC

Solar Energy in Pittsboro

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Pittsboro with an average of 5.78 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Pittsboro

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Pittsboro

The total length of the day in Pittsboro, NC today (July 25, 2017) will be 14 hours and 04 minutes. [More]

Pittsboro, NC Solar Energy

Solar Power in Pittsboro, NC

Solar Energy Data in Pittsboro, NC

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Pittsboro, NC

Solar Radiation Data in Pittsboro

Based on historical Pittsboro, 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 Pittsboro. [1]

Pittsboro has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.46 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Pittsboro that are always titled at the latitude of Pittsboro (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.14 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.46 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% 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 Pittsboro

Solar Radiation Data in Pittsboro, NC

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Pittsboro, NC

Solar Radiation Data in Pittsboro

Pittsboro, NC has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.04 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Pittsboro is June with an average of 5.78 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 5.77 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.59 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Pittsboro (North Carolina) are December with an average of 3.49 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.73 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.33 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Pittsboro

The average monthly solar radiation level in Pittsboro, NC, of 5.04 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 Pittsboro 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 Pittsboro

Sunrise / Sunset in Pittsboro

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 25, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:20 am
    • Sunset: 8:25 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:23 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:04
Solar Energy Statistics for Pittsboro

Best Months for Solar in Pittsboro

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.78 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (5.83 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (5.22 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.26 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Pittsboro

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

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

Solar Power Output in Pittsboro

The Power of Solar in Pittsboro, NC

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Pittsboro, NC

Solar Radiation Data in Pittsboro

Pittsboro (NC) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5782.38 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Pittsboro is April with an average of 544.21 kWhac, followed by March at 533.52 kWhac and May at 530.82 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Pittsboro (North Carolina) are December with an average of 355.28 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 383.8 kWhac and November at 416.63 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Pittsboro

Pittsboro Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Pittsboro 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: Pittsboro

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Pittsboro 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 Pittsboro

Solar Energy Contractors in Pittsboro

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Pittsboro

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Pittsboro

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

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Weather Forecast for Pittsboro, NC [5]

Tue Jul 25
76°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 67°F
Max: 76°F
Light breeze: 3 mps
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 44%
Wed Jul 26
84°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 71°F
Max: 85°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 36%
Thu Jul 27
86°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 72°F
Max: 87°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Jul 28
90°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 75°F
Max: 90°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 8%
Sat Jul 29
83°F
Light Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 83°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 3%
Sun Jul 30
81°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 81°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 12%

More about Pittsboro

About Pittsboro

The town of Pittsboro, NC in Chatham County has an approximate population of 3,743. [6]

Pittsboro Solar Power

Pittsboro, NC Solar Energy

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

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