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Solar Energy in Collegedale, TN

Solar Energy in Collegedale

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Collegedale with an average of 5.61 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Collegedale

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Collegedale

The total length of the day in Collegedale, TN today (December 14, 2017) will be 09 hours and 48 minutes. [More]

Collegedale, TN Solar Energy

Solar Power in Collegedale, TN

Solar Energy Data in Collegedale, TN

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Collegedale, TN

Solar Radiation Data in Collegedale

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

Collegedale has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.37 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.25 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Collegedale that are always titled at the latitude of Collegedale (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.95 kWh/m2/day, or about 13% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.37 kWh/m2/day and approximately 16% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.25 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 Collegedale

Solar Radiation Data in Collegedale, TN

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Collegedale, TN

Solar Radiation Data in Collegedale

Collegedale, TN has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.79 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Collegedale is August with an average of 5.61 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 5.61 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.6 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Collegedale (Tennessee) are December with an average of 3.29 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.51 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.78 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Collegedale

The average monthly solar radiation level in Collegedale, TN, of 4.79 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 28% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 27% 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 Collegedale 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 Collegedale

Sunrise / Sunset in Collegedale

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 14, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:40 am
    • Sunset: 5:29 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:35 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:48
Solar Energy Statistics for Collegedale

Best Months for Solar in Collegedale

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.61 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.81 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.87 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.3 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Collegedale

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

However, Collegedale is in Hamilton County and Hamilton County has at least 24 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Collegedale

The Power of Solar in Collegedale, TN

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Collegedale, TN

Solar Radiation Data in Collegedale

Collegedale (TN) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5464.06 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Collegedale is May with an average of 534.85 kWhac, followed by April at 522.45 kWhac and August at 520.21 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Collegedale (Tennessee) are December with an average of 334.79 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 341.12 kWhac and February at 359.39 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Collegedale

Collegedale Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Collegedale averaged 10.54 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2017, which was about 21% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.30¢/kWh in September. [3]

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Collegedale Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Tennessee averaged $17.42 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2017, which was approximately 2% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.01 per Mcf in September. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Collegedale

Solar Energy Contractors in Collegedale

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Collegedale, TN.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Collegedale

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Collegedale, TN.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Collegedale

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Collegedale, TN.

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Weather Forecast for Collegedale, TN [5]

Thu Dec 14
53°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 25°F
Max: 53°F
: 3 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Dec 15
39°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 20°F
Max: 39°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 48%
Sat Dec 16
48°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 19°F
Max: 50°F
: 3 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Dec 17
52°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 62°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 53%
Mon Dec 18
58°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 62°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 50%
Tue Dec 19
45°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 35°F
Max: 45°F
Light breeze: 3 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 97%

More about Collegedale

About Collegedale

The city of Collegedale, TN in Hamilton County has an approximate population of 8,282. [6]

Collegedale Solar Power

Collegedale, TN Solar Energy

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

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