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Solar Energy in Lima, OH

Solar Energy in Lima

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Lima with an average of 5.83 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Lima

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Lima

The total length of the day in Lima, OH today (November 17, 2017) will be 09 hours and 49 minutes. [More]

Lima, OH Solar Energy

Solar Power in Lima, OH

Solar Energy Data in Lima, OH

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Lima, OH

Solar Radiation Data in Lima

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

Lima has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.87 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 8% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.59 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Lima that are always titled at the latitude of Lima (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.4 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.87 kWh/m2/day and approximately 23% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.59 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 Lima

Solar Radiation Data in Lima, OH

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Lima, OH

Solar Radiation Data in Lima

Lima, OH has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.39 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Lima is July with an average of 5.83 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 5.74 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.73 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Lima (Ohio) are December with an average of 2.13 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 2.54 kWh/m2/day and January at 2.87 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Lima

The average monthly solar radiation level in Lima, OH, of 4.39 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 18% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 33% 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 Lima 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 Lima

Sunrise / Sunset in Lima

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 17, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:26 am
    • Sunset: 6:16 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:21 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:49
Solar Energy Statistics for Lima

Best Months for Solar in Lima

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.83 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.63 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.85 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.07 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Lima

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the city of Lima, OH at this current time.

However, Lima is in Allen County and Allen County has at least 3 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Lima

The Power of Solar in Lima, OH

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Lima, OH

Solar Radiation Data in Lima

Lima (OH) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5158.42 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Lima is May with an average of 559.58 kWhac, followed by July at 551.37 kWhac and August at 544.08 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Lima (Ohio) are December with an average of 228.89 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 255.91 kWhac and January at 308.29 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Lima

Lima Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Lima averaged 12.62 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2017, which was about 4% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.19¢/kWh in August. [3]

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Lima Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Ohio averaged $27.41 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2017, which was approximately 52% 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 Lima

Solar Energy Contractors in Lima

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Lima, OH.

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in Lima

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Lima, OH.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Lima

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Lima, OH.

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Weather Forecast for Lima, OH [5]

Fri Nov 17
44°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 46°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 87%
Cloud cover: 12%
Sat Nov 18
59°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 39°F
Max: 59°F
Violent Storm: 30 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 92%
Sun Nov 19
33°F
Light Snow
Min: 27°F
Max: 36°F
Gale: 19 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 88%
Mon Nov 20
37°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 21°F
Max: 37°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 33%
Tue Nov 21
41°F
Light Rain
Min: 35°F
Max: 41°F
Gale: 18 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 83%
Wed Nov 22
46°F
Light Rain
Min: 35°F
Max: 46°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 40%

More about Lima

About Lima

The city of Lima, OH in Allen County has an approximate population of 38,771. [6]

Lima Solar Power

Lima, OH Solar Energy

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

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