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Solar Energy in Ridgeland, SC

Solar Energy in Ridgeland

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Ridgeland with an average of 5.93 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Ridgeland

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Ridgeland

The total length of the day in Ridgeland, SC today (September 20, 2017) will be 12 hours and 09 minutes. [More]

Ridgeland, SC Solar Energy

Solar Power in Ridgeland, SC

Solar Energy Data in Ridgeland, SC

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Ridgeland, SC

Solar Radiation Data in Ridgeland

Based on historical Ridgeland, 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 Ridgeland. [1]

Ridgeland has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.68 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.66 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Ridgeland that are always titled at the latitude of Ridgeland (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.27 kWh/m2/day, or about 13% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.68 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.66 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 Ridgeland

Solar Radiation Data in Ridgeland, SC

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Ridgeland, SC

Solar Radiation Data in Ridgeland

Ridgeland, SC has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.15 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Ridgeland is April with an average of 5.93 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 5.83 kWh/m2/day and July at 5.78 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Ridgeland (South Carolina) are January with an average of 3.82 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 3.89 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Ridgeland

The average monthly solar radiation level in Ridgeland, SC, of 5.15 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 38% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 22% 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 Ridgeland 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 Ridgeland

Sunrise / Sunset in Ridgeland

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 20, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:12 am
    • Sunset: 7:21 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:16 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:09
Solar Energy Statistics for Ridgeland

Best Months for Solar in Ridgeland

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (5.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (6.1 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.52 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.5 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Ridgeland

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

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

Solar Power Output in Ridgeland

The Power of Solar in Ridgeland, SC

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Ridgeland, SC

Solar Radiation Data in Ridgeland

Ridgeland (SC) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5851.53 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Ridgeland is March with an average of 559.73 kWhac, followed by April at 556.81 kWhac and May at 553.1 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Ridgeland (South Carolina) are January with an average of 383.57 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 391.08 kWhac and November at 433.65 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Ridgeland

Ridgeland Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Ridgeland averaged 13.07 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2017, which was about 1% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.22¢/kWh in June. [3]

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Ridgeland Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in South Carolina averaged $24.56 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2017, which was approximately 54% 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 Ridgeland

Solar Energy Contractors in Ridgeland

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Ridgeland

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Ridgeland

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

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Weather Forecast for Ridgeland, SC [5]

Wed Sep 20
77°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 73°F
Max: 77°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Sep 21
87°F
Light Rain
Min: 73°F
Max: 87°F
: 3 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 20%
Fri Sep 22
85°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 71°F
Max: 85°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Sep 23
80°F
Light Rain
Min: 73°F
Max: 80°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Sep 24
84°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 72°F
Max: 84°F
: 5 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Sep 25
77°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 73°F
Max: 77°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 30%

More about Ridgeland

About Ridgeland

The town of Ridgeland, SC in Jasper County has an approximate population of 4,036. [6]

Ridgeland Solar Power

Ridgeland, SC Solar Energy

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

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