Mississippi Sunlight Hours & Renewable Energy Information
Quick Green Energy Summary for Mississippi
State Sunlight Rank: 31/50
Average Annual Sunlight Hours: 2700 hours
Clear Days: 111 days per year
Summer Peak Sun Hours: 4.86 hours per day
Winter Peak Sun Hours: 3.64 hours per day
Average Peak Sun Hours : 4.44 hours per day
State Wind Rank : 44/50
Average Annual Wind Speed: 4.47 miles per hour
More Information on Mississippi Green Energy
Mississippi, the magnolia state in the beautiful south, that some might call an oil man’s state, but not anymore. Coming in at 31 out of 50 for state sunlight rank, the average peak sun hours in Mississippi is absolutely high enough to make solar power a legitimate source of electricity. And it seems as though the wonderful people of Mississippi are starting to get that memo.
Net metering in Mississippi is not statewide, so rates will need to be negotiated with the utility companies. The amount of peak sun hours however will be pretty consistent throughout the year with of course of lull in the winter months, but the sun rising will not have to be negotiated every day with the utility companies, so you’ve got that going for you.
If root beer, one of the most delicious drinks ever, can be invented in Mississippi, there’s no telling what the limits of innovation are in this great state. Perhaps, one day, Mississippi will be a renewable energy giant.
It is important to remember, if you are looking to install solar panels then you have to understand that not every hour of
sunlight will be converted at the same efficiency ratio. Certain factors such as time of year, the angle of both the sun
and panels, varied cloud coverage, tracking mounts, or if you are using the system year round are just a few of the factors
that could affect efficiency ratios.
Because of this you should look at average of peak hours of sunlight per day, which are the most ideal sunlight hours of solar insolation.
Mississippi receives an average of 4.44 peak sun hours a day on a fixed solar panel.