North Carolina Sunlight Hours & Renewable Energy Information

North Carolina Sun Light Hours Map

Quick Green Energy Summary for North Carolina

Sunlight

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

Wind

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.