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Solar Energy in Cowen, WV

Solar Energy in Cowen

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Cowen with an average of 5.18 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Cowen

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Cowen

The total length of the day in Cowen, WV today (November 23, 2017) will be 09 hours and 51 minutes. [More]

Cowen, WV Solar Energy

Solar Power in Cowen, WV

Solar Energy Data in Cowen, WV

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Cowen, WV

Solar Radiation Data in Cowen

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

Cowen has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.87 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 8% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.6 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Cowen that are always titled at the latitude of Cowen (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.42 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.87 kWh/m2/day and approximately 23% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.6 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 Cowen

Solar Radiation Data in Cowen, WV

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Cowen, WV

Solar Radiation Data in Cowen

Cowen, WV has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.14 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Cowen is June with an average of 5.18 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.14 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.1 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Cowen (West Virginia) are December with an average of 2.35 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 2.84 kWh/m2/day and January at 2.85 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Cowen

The average monthly solar radiation level in Cowen, WV, of 4.14 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 11% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 37% 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 Cowen 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 Cowen

Sunrise / Sunset in Cowen

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:13 pm
    • Sunset: 10:04 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:08 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:51
Solar Energy Statistics for Cowen

Best Months for Solar in Cowen

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.18 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.31 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: August (4.09 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (5.79 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Cowen

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

However, Cowen is in Webster County and Webster County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Cowen

The Power of Solar in Cowen, WV

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Cowen, WV

Solar Radiation Data in Cowen

Cowen (WV) has a average annual solar AC output value of 4846.84 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Cowen is May with an average of 500 kWhac, followed by July at 492.45 kWhac and August at 484.49 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Cowen (West Virginia) are December with an average of 246.72 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 282.92 kWhac and January at 299.92 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Cowen

Cowen Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Cowen averaged 11.67 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2017, which was about 12% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.19¢/kWh in August. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Cowen

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Cowen Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in West Virginia averaged $17.47 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2017, which was approximately 3% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.09 per Mcf in August. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Cowen

Solar Energy Contractors in Cowen

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Cowen, WV.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Cowen

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Cowen, WV.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Cowen

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Cowen, WV.

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Weather Forecast for Cowen, WV [5]

Wed Nov 22
21°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 21°F
Max: 21°F
Calm: 1 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 85%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Nov 23
36°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 16°F
Max: 36°F
Light breeze: 3 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 36%
Fri Nov 24
49°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 20°F
Max: 49°F
: 3 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Nov 25
50°F
Light Rain
Min: 25°F
Max: 50°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 25%
Sun Nov 26
33°F
Light Snow
Min: 22°F
Max: 33°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 66%
Mon Nov 27
41°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 17°F
Max: 41°F
Light breeze: 3 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Cowen

About Cowen

The town of Cowen, WV in Webster County has an approximate population of 541. [6]

Cowen Solar Power

Cowen, WV Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Cowen, WV, or for more solar-related resources for Cowen, 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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