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Solar Power in 85078 (Phoenix, AZ)

Solar Energy in 85078

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in 85078 with an average of 7.3 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 85078

Solar panels in 85078 that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 85078

The total length of the day in 85078 (Phoenix, AZ) today (June 27, 2022) will be 14 hours and 22 minutes. [More]

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85078 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 85078 (Phoenix, AZ)

Solar Energy Data for 85078

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 85078.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 85078

Solar Radiation Data in 85078

Based on historical 85078 data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in 85078. [1]

The region associated with 85078 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.78 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 21% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.35 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 85078 that are always titled at the latitude of Phoenix (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.68 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.78 kWh/m2/day and approximately 9% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.35 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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 85078

Solar Radiation Data in 85078

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 85078.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 85078

Solar Radiation Data in 85078

The region associated with 85078 has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.59 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 85078 is April with an average of 7.3 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 7.13 kWh/m2/day and March at 7.02 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 85078 are December with an average of 5.46 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.84 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.99 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 85078 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 85078

The average monthly solar radiation level in 85078, of 6.59 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 68% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 0% 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: 85078 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 85078 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 85078

Sunrise / Sunset in 85078

  • Sunrise/Sunset for June 27, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:20 am
    • Sunset: 7:42 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:22
Solar Energy Statistics for 85078

Best Months for Solar in 85078

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.3 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (7.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.19 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.31 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 85078

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 85078 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 85078

The Power of Solar in 85078

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 85078. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 85078. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 85078

Solar Radiation Data in 85078

85078 has a average annual solar AC output value of 7081.45 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 85078 is April with an average of 654.59 kWhac, followed by March at 652.6 kWhac and May at 635.93 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 85078 are December with an average of 522.64 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 538.33 kWhac and November at 543.56 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 85078 [5]

Mon Jun 27
95°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 80°F
Max: 101°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 48%
Tue Jun 28
102°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 89°F
Max: 106°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 19%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Jun 29
101°F
Light Rain
Min: 86°F
Max: 108°F
Strong breeze: 27 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 1%
Thu Jun 30
96°F
Light Rain
Min: 87°F
Max: 104°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 28%
Cloud cover: 58%
Fri Jul 1
96°F
Light Rain
Min: 89°F
Max: 104°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 8%
Sat Jul 2
95°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 86°F
Max: 104°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 27%

More about 85078

About 85078

The ZIP code 85078 is associated with the city of Phoenix in Maricopa County in Arizona.

85078 Solar Power

85078 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 85078, or for more solar-related resources for AZ, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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