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Solar Energy in Anchorage, AK

Solar Energy in Anchorage

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Solar Panels in Anchorage

Solar panels in Anchorage that will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in Anchorage

The total length of the day in Anchorage, AK today (May 15, 2021) will be 17 hours and 34 minutes. [More]

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Anchorage, AK Solar Energy

Solar Power in Anchorage, AK

Solar Energy Data in Anchorage, AK

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Anchorage, AK

Solar Radiation Data in Anchorage

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* 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 Anchorage

Solar Radiation Data in Anchorage, AK

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Anchorage, AK

Solar Radiation Data in Anchorage

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

Solar Power Levels in Anchorage

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Anchorage 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 Anchorage

Sunrise / Sunset in Anchorage

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 15, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 1:08 pm
    • Sunset: 6:43 am
    • Solar Noon: 9:55 pm
    • Length of Day: 17:34
Solar Energy Statistics for Anchorage

Best Months for Solar in Anchorage

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: ( kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: ( kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: ( kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Anchorage

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the municipality of Anchorage, AK at this current time.

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

Solar Power Output in Anchorage

The Power of Solar in Anchorage, AK

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Anchorage, AK

Solar Radiation Data in Anchorage

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Cost of Utilities in Anchorage

Anchorage Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Anchorage averaged 21.63 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in February 2021, which was about 62% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.34¢/kWh in February. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Anchorage

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Anchorage Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Alaska averaged $10.56 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in February 2021, which was approximately 11% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.55 per Mcf in February. [4]

Weather Forecast for Anchorage, AK [5]

Sat May 15
48°F
Light Rain
Min: 43°F
Max: 48°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 92%
Sun May 16
44°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 41°F
Max: 44°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 80%
Mon May 17
47°F
Few Clouds
Min: 39°F
Max: 49°F
Light breeze: 3 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 11%
Tue May 18
50°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 43°F
Max: 52°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed May 19
50°F
Light Rain
Min: 44°F
Max: 50°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 51%
Thu May 20
45°F
Light Rain
Min: 45°F
Max: 47°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 80%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Anchorage

About Anchorage

The municipality of Anchorage, AK in Anchorage County has an approximate population of 291,826. [6]

Anchorage Solar Power

Anchorage, AK Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

It takes light about 8 minutes, 19 seconds to travel the 93,000,000 miles from the sun's surface to us on Earth.

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