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Solar Energy in Ketchikan, AK

Solar Energy in Ketchikan

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Ketchikan with an average of 4.6 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Ketchikan

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Ketchikan

The total length of the day in Ketchikan, AK today (January 24, 2022) will be 8 hours and 15 minutes. [More]

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Ketchikan, AK Solar Energy

Solar Power in Ketchikan, AK

Solar Energy Data in Ketchikan, AK

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Ketchikan, AK

Solar Radiation Data in Ketchikan

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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 Ketchikan

Solar Radiation Data in Ketchikan, AK

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Ketchikan, AK

Solar Radiation Data in Ketchikan

Ketchikan, AK has a average annual solar radiation value of 2.71 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Ketchikan is June with an average of 4.6 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 4.27 kWh/m2/day and April at 3.97 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Ketchikan (Alaska) are December with an average of 0.82 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 1.12 kWh/m2/day and November at 1.2 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Ketchikan

The average monthly solar radiation level in Ketchikan, AK, of 2.71 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 27% less than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 59% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


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

Solar Power: Ketchikan vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Ketchikan

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 24, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:51 am
    • Sunset: 4:06 pm
    • Length of Day: 8:15
Solar Energy Statistics for Ketchikan

Best Months for Solar in Ketchikan

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (4.6 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: ( kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: ( kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: ( kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Ketchikan

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

Solar Power Output in Ketchikan

The Power of Solar in Ketchikan, AK

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Ketchikan, AK

Solar Radiation Data in Ketchikan

Ketchikan (AK) has a average annual solar AC output value of 3115.55 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Ketchikan is June with an average of 427.74 kWhac, followed by May at 416.58 kWhac and April at 375.34 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Ketchikan (Alaska) are December with an average of 85.52 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 115.09 kWhac and November at 117.86 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Ketchikan

Ketchikan Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Ketchikan averaged 23.21 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2021, which was about 64% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.11¢/kWh in October. [3]

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Ketchikan Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Alaska averaged $10.86 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2021, which was approximately 38% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.48 per Mcf in October. [4]

Weather Forecast for Ketchikan, AK [5]

Mon Jan 24
41°F
Light Rain
Min: 36°F
Max: 42°F
Light breeze: 5 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 89%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Jan 25
40°F
Light Rain
Min: 38°F
Max: 41°F
Light breeze: 6 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 98%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Jan 26
39°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 34°F
Max: 39°F
Light breeze: 4 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 85%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Jan 27
40°F
Light Rain
Min: 34°F
Max: 40°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Jan 28
38°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 35°F
Max: 40°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jan 29
39°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 38°F
Max: 41°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Ketchikan

About Ketchikan

The city of Ketchikan, AK in Ketchikan Gateway County has an approximate population of 8,050. [6]

Ketchikan Solar Power

Ketchikan, AK Solar Energy

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

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