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Solar Energy in Cottonwood Shores, TX

Solar Energy in Cottonwood Shores

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Cottonwood Shores with an average of 6.21 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Cottonwood Shores

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Cottonwood Shores

The total length of the day in Cottonwood Shores, TX today (January 15, 2019) will be 10 hours and 24 minutes. [More]

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Cottonwood Shores, TX Solar Energy

Solar Power in Cottonwood Shores, TX

Solar Energy Data in Cottonwood Shores, TX

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Cottonwood Shores, TX

Solar Radiation Data in Cottonwood Shores

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

Cottonwood Shores has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.87 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.08 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Cottonwood Shores that are always titled at the latitude of Cottonwood Shores (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.38 kWh/m2/day, or about 10% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.87 kWh/m2/day and approximately 6% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.08 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.

Solar Radiation Levels in Cottonwood Shores

Solar Radiation Data in Cottonwood Shores, TX

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Cottonwood Shores.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Cottonwood Shores, TX

Solar Radiation Data in Cottonwood Shores

Cottonwood Shores, TX has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.35 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Cottonwood Shores is August with an average of 6.21 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 6.2 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.92 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Cottonwood Shores (Texas) are December with an average of 3.97 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.32 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.6 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Cottonwood Shores vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Cottonwood Shores

The average monthly solar radiation level in Cottonwood Shores, TX, of 5.35 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 43% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 19% 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 Cottonwood Shores 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).

Solar Data & Statistics for Cottonwood Shores

Sunrise / Sunset in Cottonwood Shores

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 15, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:31 am
    • Sunset: 6:55 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:43 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:24
Solar Energy Statistics for Cottonwood Shores

Best Months for Solar in Cottonwood Shores

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.21 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (6.35 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (6.29 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.79 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Cottonwood Shores

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

However, Cottonwood Shores is in Burnet County and Burnet County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Cottonwood Shores

The Power of Solar in Cottonwood Shores, TX

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Cottonwood Shores, TX

Solar Radiation Data in Cottonwood Shores

Cottonwood Shores (TX) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6025.5 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Cottonwood Shores is August with an average of 575.1 kWhac, followed by July at 573.93 kWhac and June at 537.46 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Cottonwood Shores (Texas) are December with an average of 396.74 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 432.93 kWhac and January at 433.35 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Cottonwood Shores

Cottonwood Shores Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Cottonwood Shores averaged 11.69 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2018, which was about 9% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.87¢/kWh in October. [3]

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Cottonwood Shores Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Texas averaged $16.96 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2018, which was approximately 38% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $12.26 per Mcf in October. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Cottonwood Shores

Solar Energy Contractors in Cottonwood Shores

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Cottonwood Shores, TX.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Cottonwood Shores

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Cottonwood Shores, TX.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Cottonwood Shores

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Cottonwood Shores, TX.

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Weather Forecast for Cottonwood Shores, TX [5]

Tue Jan 15
49°F
Light Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 49°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 69%
Cloud cover: 92%
Wed Jan 16
59°F
Light Rain
Min: 41°F
Max: 63°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 76%
Cloud cover: 76%
Thu Jan 17
64°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 48°F
Max: 67°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 32%
Fri Jan 18
65°F
Light Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 65°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 74%
Sat Jan 19
48°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 38°F
Max: 51°F
Storm: 27 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Jan 20
54°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 28°F
Max: 56°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 6%

More about Cottonwood Shores

About Cottonwood Shores

The city of Cottonwood Shores, TX in Burnet County has an approximate population of 1,123. [6]

Cottonwood Shores Solar Power

Cottonwood Shores, TX Solar Energy

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

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