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Solar Energy in Petersburg, AK

Solar Energy in Petersburg

The month of May has the highest historical solar radition values in Petersburg with an average of 5.2 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Petersburg

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Petersburg

The total length of the day in Petersburg, AK today (January 27, 2022) will be 8 hours and 12 minutes. [More]

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Petersburg, AK Solar Energy

Solar Power in Petersburg, AK

Solar Energy Data in Petersburg, AK

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Petersburg, AK

Solar Radiation Data in Petersburg

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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 Petersburg

Solar Radiation Data in Petersburg, AK

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Petersburg, AK

Solar Radiation Data in Petersburg

Petersburg, AK has a average annual solar radiation value of 2.79 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Petersburg is May with an average of 5.2 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 4.66 kWh/m2/day and April at 4.25 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Petersburg (Alaska) are December with an average of 0.77 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 0.91 kWh/m2/day and November at 1.08 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Petersburg

The average monthly solar radiation level in Petersburg, AK, of 2.79 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 25% less than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 58% 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: Petersburg vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Petersburg

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 27, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:58 am
    • Sunset: 4:10 pm
    • Length of Day: 8:12
Solar Energy Statistics for Petersburg

Best Months for Solar in Petersburg

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation May (5.2 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: ( kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: ( kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: ( kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Petersburg

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

Solar Power Output in Petersburg

The Power of Solar in Petersburg, AK

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Petersburg, AK

Solar Radiation Data in Petersburg

Petersburg (AK) has a average annual solar AC output value of 3265.54 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Petersburg is May with an average of 508.46 kWhac, followed by June at 437.49 kWhac and April at 413.16 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Petersburg (Alaska) are December with an average of 81.65 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 95.8 kWhac and November at 108.29 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Petersburg

Petersburg Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Petersburg 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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Petersburg 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 Petersburg, AK [5]

Thu Jan 27
37°F
Rain And Snow
Min: 27°F
Max: 37°F
Light breeze: 5 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 81%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Jan 28
37°F
Rain And Snow
Min: 35°F
Max: 37°F
Light breeze: 5 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jan 29
36°F
Rain And Snow
Min: 30°F
Max: 37°F
Light breeze: 6 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Jan 30
34°F
Snow
Min: 20°F
Max: 34°F
Light breeze: 4 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 88%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Jan 31
27°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 12°F
Max: 27°F
Light breeze: 3 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 81%
Cloud cover: 60%
Tue Feb 1
20°F
Snow
Min: 9°F
Max: 23°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 69%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Petersburg

About Petersburg

The city of Petersburg, AK in Petersburg County has an approximate population of 2,948. [6]

Petersburg Solar Power

Petersburg, AK Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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