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Solar Energy in Briarcliffe Acres, SC

Solar Energy in Briarcliffe Acres

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Briarcliffe Acres with an average of 6 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Briarcliffe Acres

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Briarcliffe Acres

The total length of the day in Briarcliffe Acres, SC today (August 20, 2017) will be 13 hours and 14 minutes. [More]

Briarcliffe Acres, SC Solar Energy

Solar Power in Briarcliffe Acres, SC

Solar Energy Data in Briarcliffe Acres, SC

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Briarcliffe Acres, SC

Solar Radiation Data in Briarcliffe Acres

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

Briarcliffe Acres has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.66 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.65 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Briarcliffe Acres that are always titled at the latitude of Briarcliffe Acres (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.28 kWh/m2/day, or about 13% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.66 kWh/m2/day and approximately 14% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.65 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 Briarcliffe Acres

Solar Radiation Data in Briarcliffe Acres, SC

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Briarcliffe Acres.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Briarcliffe Acres, SC

Solar Radiation Data in Briarcliffe Acres

Briarcliffe Acres, SC has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.02 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Briarcliffe Acres is April with an average of 6 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.77 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Briarcliffe Acres (South Carolina) are December with an average of 3.77 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.03 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.38 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Power Comparison: Briarcliffe Acres vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Briarcliffe Acres

The average monthly solar radiation level in Briarcliffe Acres, SC, of 5.02 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 (sorry, data not currently available) the average level of 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 Briarcliffe Acres 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 Briarcliffe Acres

Sunrise / Sunset in Briarcliffe Acres

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 20, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:41 am
    • Sunset: 7:55 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:18 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:14
Solar Energy Statistics for Briarcliffe Acres

Best Months for Solar in Briarcliffe Acres

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (6 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (6.18 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.64 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.56 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Briarcliffe Acres

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

However, Briarcliffe Acres is in Horry County and Horry County has at least 8 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Briarcliffe Acres

The Power of Solar in Briarcliffe Acres, SC

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Briarcliffe Acres, SC

Solar Radiation Data in Briarcliffe Acres

Briarcliffe Acres (SC) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5742.17 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Briarcliffe Acres is April with an average of 564.81 kWhac, followed by May at 537.68 kWhac and March at 537.13 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Briarcliffe Acres (South Carolina) are December with an average of 379.1 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 404.18 kWhac and January at 411.55 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Briarcliffe Acres

Briarcliffe Acres Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Briarcliffe Acres averaged 12.99 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2017, which was about 0% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.02¢/kWh in May. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Briarcliffe Acres

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Briarcliffe Acres Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in South Carolina averaged $22.19 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in May 2017, which was approximately 68% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $13.21 per Mcf in May. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Briarcliffe Acres

Solar Energy Contractors in Briarcliffe Acres

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Briarcliffe Acres, SC.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Briarcliffe Acres

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Briarcliffe Acres, SC.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Briarcliffe Acres

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Briarcliffe Acres, SC.

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Weather Forecast for Briarcliffe Acres, SC [5]

Sun Aug 20
85°F
Few Clouds
Min: 85°F
Max: 85°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 24%
Mon Aug 21
84°F
Light Rain
Min: 83°F
Max: 84°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 98%
Cloud cover: 24%
Tue Aug 22
82°F
Light Rain
Min: 80°F
Max: 82°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 44%
Wed Aug 23
89°F
Light Rain
Min: 78°F
Max: 89°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 12%
Thu Aug 24
83°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 76°F
Max: 83°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 48%
Fri Aug 25
82°F
Light Rain
Min: 72°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 16%

More about Briarcliffe Acres

About Briarcliffe Acres

The town of Briarcliffe Acres, SC in Horry County has an approximate population of 457. [6]

Briarcliffe Acres Solar Power

Briarcliffe Acres, SC Solar Energy

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

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