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Solar Power in 85720 (Tucson, AZ)

Solar Energy in 85720

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in 85720 with an average of 7.3 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 85720

Solar panels in 85720 that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 85720

The total length of the day in 85720 (Tucson, AZ) today (May 25, 2022) will be 14 hours and 1 minutes. [More]

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Solar Energy in 85720 (Tucson, AZ)

Solar Energy Data for 85720

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 85720.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 85720

Solar Radiation Data in 85720

Based on historical 85720 data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in 85720. [1]

The region associated with 85720 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.8 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 24% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.62 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 85720 that are always titled at the latitude of Tucson (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.68 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.8 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.62 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 85720

Solar Radiation Data in 85720

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 85720.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 85720

Solar Radiation Data in 85720

The region associated with 85720 has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.62 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 85720 is April with an average of 7.3 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 7.15 kWh/m2/day and March at 7.14 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 85720 are December with an average of 5.85 kWh/m2/day, followed by July with an average of 5.94 kWh/m2/day and January at 6 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 85720 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 85720

The average monthly solar radiation level in 85720, of 6.62 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% greater 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: 85720 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 85720 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 85720

Sunrise / Sunset in 85720

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 25, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:20 am
    • Sunset: 7:21 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:1
Solar Energy Statistics for 85720

Best Months for Solar in 85720

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.3 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (7.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.45 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.22 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 85720

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 85720 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 85720

The Power of Solar in 85720

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 85720. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 85720. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 85720

Solar Radiation Data in 85720

85720 has a average annual solar AC output value of 7222.86 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 85720 is March with an average of 669.4 kWhac, followed by April at 657.31 kWhac and October at 646.79 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 85720 are July with an average of 537.18 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 566 kWhac and August at 567.02 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 85720 [5]

Wed May 25
90°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 67°F
Max: 95°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 11%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu May 26
93°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 74°F
Max: 98°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 11%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri May 27
91°F
Few Clouds
Min: 76°F
Max: 98°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 15%
Cloud cover: 11%
Sat May 28
88°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 72°F
Max: 96°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 6%
Cloud cover: 38%
Sun May 29
90°F
Few Clouds
Min: 71°F
Max: 94°F
Fresh Breeze: 21 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 12%
Cloud cover: 23%
Mon May 30
88°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 68°F
Max: 92°F
Strong breeze: 29 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 13%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about 85720

About 85720

The ZIP code 85720 is associated with the city of Tucson in Pima County in Arizona.

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85720 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 85720, or for more solar-related resources for AZ, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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