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Solar Power in 85268 (Fountain Hills, AZ)

Solar Energy in 85268

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in 85268 with an average of 7.31 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 85268

Solar panels in 85268 that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 85268

The total length of the day in 85268 (Fountain Hills, AZ) today (August 09, 2022) will be 13 hours and 34 minutes. [More]

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85268 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 85268 (Fountain Hills, AZ)

Solar Energy Data for 85268

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 85268.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 85268

Solar Radiation Data in 85268

Based on historical 85268 data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in 85268. [1]

The region associated with 85268 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.74 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 23% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.47 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 85268 that are always titled at the latitude of Fountain Hills (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.63 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.74 kWh/m2/day and approximately 11% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.47 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 85268

Solar Radiation Data in 85268

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 85268.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 85268

Solar Radiation Data in 85268

The region associated with 85268 has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.56 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 85268 is April with an average of 7.31 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 7.15 kWh/m2/day and March at 6.96 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 85268 are December with an average of 5.41 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.75 kWh/m2/day and February at 6.11 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 85268 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 85268

The average monthly solar radiation level in 85268, of 6.56 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 67% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 1% 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: 85268 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 85268 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 85268

Sunrise / Sunset in 85268

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 09, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:45 am
    • Sunset: 7:19 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:34
Solar Energy Statistics for 85268

Best Months for Solar in 85268

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.31 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (7.44 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.61 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.39 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 85268

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 85268 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 85268

The Power of Solar in 85268

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 85268. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 85268. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 85268

Solar Radiation Data in 85268

85268 has a average annual solar AC output value of 7081.46 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 85268 is April with an average of 653.36 kWhac, followed by May at 648.98 kWhac and March at 642.07 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 85268 are December with an average of 517.64 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 526.02 kWhac and January at 543.67 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 85268 [5]

Tue Aug 9
91°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 81°F
Max: 97°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 93%
Wed Aug 10
94°F
Light Rain
Min: 82°F
Max: 99°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 25%
Thu Aug 11
92°F
Light Rain
Min: 82°F
Max: 99°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Aug 12
93°F
Light Rain
Min: 84°F
Max: 100°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 61%
Sat Aug 13
93°F
Light Rain
Min: 82°F
Max: 99°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 82%
Sun Aug 14
92°F
Light Rain
Min: 82°F
Max: 99°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 52%

More about 85268

About 85268

The ZIP code 85268 is associated with the city of Fountain Hills in Maricopa County in Arizona.

85268 Solar Power

85268 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 85268, or for more solar-related resources for AZ, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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