North Carolina Sunlight Hours & Renewable Energy Information
Quick Green Energy Summary for North Carolina
State Sunlight Rank: 23/50
Average Annual Sunlight Hours: 2600 hours
Clear Days: 109 days per year
Summer Peak Sun Hours: 5.05 hours per day
Winter Peak Sun Hours: 4.00 hours per day
Average Peak Sun Hours: 4.71 hours per day
State Wind Rank : 37/50
Average Annual Wind Speed: 8.12 miles per hour
Using a yearly average, there are 4.71 peak sun hours in the state of North Carolina.
This number is calculated for a fixed solar panel.
When planning and trying to understand what impact solar panels can have on your electricity bill it helps to use an average number. Throughout the year the actual daily sunlight hours will fluctuate quite a bit based on weather, clouds and a number of issues and outside variables. Using an average calculation of peak sunlight hours, the best hours for solar insolation, helps drill down what to expect for the year in North Carolina. On a day to day basis expect to see a wide range of output.