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Solar Energy in Anchorage, AK

Solar Energy in Anchorage

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Anchorage with an average of 6.21 kWh/m2/day. [More]

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 27, 2022) will be 18 hours and 27 minutes. [More]

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Anchorage, AK Solar Energy

Solar Power in Anchorage, AK

Solar Energy Data in Anchorage, AK

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Historical solar power output data for Anchorage is not currently available.


Solar Energy Analysis for Anchorage, AK

Solar Radiation Data in Anchorage

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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

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Anchorage, AK

Solar Radiation Data in Anchorage

Anchorage, AK has a average annual solar radiation value of 3.65 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Anchorage is June with an average of 6.21 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 6.16 kWh/m2/day and July at 5.68 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Anchorage (Alaska) are January with an average of 1.11 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 1.36 kWh/m2/day and December at 1.45 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Anchorage

The average monthly solar radiation level in Anchorage, AK, of 3.65 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 7% less than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 45% less than the average level of 6.61 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: Anchorage 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 27, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 4:43 am
    • Sunset: 11:10 pm
    • Length of Day: 18:27
Solar Energy Statistics for Anchorage

Best Months for Solar in Anchorage

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (6.21 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: ( kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: ( kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: ( kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Anchorage

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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

Anchorage (AK) has a average annual solar AC output value of 4417.69 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Anchorage is May with an average of 623.67 kWhac, followed by June at 603 kWhac and July at 570.83 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Anchorage (Alaska) are January with an average of 117.48 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 141.47 kWhac and December at 158.13 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Anchorage

Anchorage Electricity Costs

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Anchorage Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Anchorage, AK [5]

Fri May 27
61°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 48°F
Max: 61°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 4%
Sat May 28
60°F
Few Clouds
Min: 50°F
Max: 62°F
Light breeze: 5 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 19%
Sun May 29
61°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 62°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 39%
Mon May 30
59°F
Light Rain
Min: 52°F
Max: 62°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 1%
Tue May 31
62°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 52°F
Max: 65°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Jun 1
63°F
Few Clouds
Min: 53°F
Max: 65°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 21%

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.

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