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Solar Energy in Gaston, SC

Solar Energy in Gaston

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Gaston with an average of 5.95 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Gaston

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Gaston

The total length of the day in Gaston, SC today (October 23, 2017) will be 11 hours and 02 minutes. [More]

Gaston, SC Solar Energy

Solar Power in Gaston, SC

Solar Energy Data in Gaston, SC

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Gaston, SC

Solar Radiation Data in Gaston

Based on historical Gaston, 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 Gaston. [1]

Gaston has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.57 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately equal to the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Gaston that are always titled at the latitude of Gaston (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.2 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.57 kWh/m2/day and approximately 14% 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 Gaston

Solar Radiation Data in Gaston, SC

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Gaston, SC

Solar Radiation Data in Gaston

Gaston, SC has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.1 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Gaston is April with an average of 5.95 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.82 kWh/m2/day and October at 5.71 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Gaston (South Carolina) are December with an average of 3.79 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.81 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.48 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Gaston

The average monthly solar radiation level in Gaston, SC, of 5.1 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 37% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 23% 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 Gaston 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 Gaston

Sunrise / Sunset in Gaston

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:37 am
    • Sunset: 6:39 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:08 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:02
Solar Energy Statistics for Gaston

Best Months for Solar in Gaston

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (5.95 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (5.88 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.28 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.28 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Gaston

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

However, Gaston is in Lexington County and Lexington County has at least 4 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Gaston

The Power of Solar in Gaston, SC

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Gaston, SC

Solar Radiation Data in Gaston

Gaston (SC) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5789.74 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Gaston is April with an average of 556 kWhac, followed by October at 546.65 kWhac and May at 541.09 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Gaston (South Carolina) are December with an average of 380.71 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 387.59 kWhac and February at 406.09 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Gaston

Gaston Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Gaston averaged 12.79 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2017, which was about 3% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.12¢/kWh in July. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Gaston

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Gaston Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in South Carolina averaged $24.78 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in July 2017, which was approximately 40% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.75 per Mcf in July. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Gaston

Solar Energy Contractors in Gaston

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Gaston

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Gaston

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

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Weather Forecast for Gaston, SC [5]

Mon Oct 23
66°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 66°F
Light breeze: 3 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 98%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Oct 24
65°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 52°F
Max: 65°F
: 10 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 99%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Oct 25
60°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 44°F
Max: 60°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Oct 26
56°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 39°F
Max: 56°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 2%
Fri Oct 27
62°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 39°F
Max: 62°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Oct 28
66°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 39°F
Max: 66°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 73%

More about Gaston

About Gaston

The town of Gaston, SC in Lexington County has an approximate population of 1,645. [6]

Gaston Solar Power

Gaston, SC Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Gaston, SC, or for more solar-related resources for Gaston, 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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