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Solar Energy in Sharpsburg, NC

Solar Energy in Sharpsburg

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Sharpsburg with an average of 5.77 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Sharpsburg

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Sharpsburg

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

Sharpsburg, NC Solar Energy

Solar Power in Sharpsburg, NC

Solar Energy Data in Sharpsburg, NC

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Sharpsburg, NC

Solar Radiation Data in Sharpsburg

Based on historical Sharpsburg, 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 Sharpsburg. [1]

Sharpsburg has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.46 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Sharpsburg that are always titled at the latitude of Sharpsburg (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.15 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.46 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.57 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 Sharpsburg

Solar Radiation Data in Sharpsburg, NC

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Sharpsburg, NC

Solar Radiation Data in Sharpsburg

Sharpsburg, 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 Sharpsburg is April with an average of 5.77 kWh/m2/day, followed by June 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 Sharpsburg (North Carolina) are December with an average of 3.5 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.73 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.34 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Sharpsburg

The average monthly solar radiation level in Sharpsburg, 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 Sharpsburg 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 Sharpsburg

Sunrise / Sunset in Sharpsburg

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 24, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:01 am
    • Sunset: 7:04 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:03 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:03
Solar Energy Statistics for Sharpsburg

Best Months for Solar in Sharpsburg

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (5.77 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (5.79 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.17 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.39 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Sharpsburg

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

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

Solar Power Output in Sharpsburg

The Power of Solar in Sharpsburg, NC

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Sharpsburg, NC

Solar Radiation Data in Sharpsburg

Sharpsburg (NC) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5781.69 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Sharpsburg is April with an average of 543.95 kWhac, followed by March at 533.53 kWhac and May at 530.36 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Sharpsburg (North Carolina) are December with an average of 355.63 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 384.14 kWhac and November at 416.96 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Sharpsburg

Sharpsburg Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Sharpsburg 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: Sharpsburg

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Sharpsburg 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 Sharpsburg

Solar Energy Contractors in Sharpsburg

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Sharpsburg

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Sharpsburg

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

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Weather Forecast for Sharpsburg, NC [5]

Sun Sep 24
87°F
Few Clouds
Min: 67°F
Max: 87°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 20%
Mon Sep 25
82°F
Few Clouds
Min: 66°F
Max: 82°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 20%
Tue Sep 26
81°F
Light Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 81°F
High wind, near gale: 15 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 48%
Wed Sep 27
85°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 72°F
Max: 85°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Sep 28
74°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 56°F
Max: 74°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Sep 29
73°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 56°F
Max: 73°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 9%

More about Sharpsburg

About Sharpsburg

The town of Sharpsburg, NC in Nash County has an approximate population of 2,024. [6]

Sharpsburg Solar Power

Sharpsburg, NC Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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