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Solar Power in 85748 (Tucson, AZ)

Solar Energy in 85748

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in 85748 with an average of 7.39 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 85748

Solar panels in 85748 that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 85748

The total length of the day in 85748 (Tucson, AZ) today (April 18, 2024) will be 13 hours and 6 minutes. [More]

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85748 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 85748 (Tucson, AZ)

Solar Energy Data for 85748

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 85748.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 85748

Solar Radiation Data in 85748

Based on historical 85748 data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in 85748. [1]

The region associated with 85748 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.79 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 24% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.61 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 85748 that are always titled at the latitude of Tucson (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.67 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.79 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.61 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 85748

Solar Radiation Data in 85748

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 85748.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 85748

Solar Radiation Data in 85748

The region associated with 85748 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 85748 is April with an average of 7.39 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 7.1 kWh/m2/day and March at 7.03 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 85748 are December with an average of 5.74 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.89 kWh/m2/day and July at 5.98 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 85748 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 85748

The average monthly solar radiation level in 85748, 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: 85748 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 85748 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 85748

Sunrise / Sunset in 85748

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 18, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:49 am
    • Sunset: 6:55 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:6
Solar Energy Statistics for 85748

Best Months for Solar in 85748

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.39 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (7.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.42 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.21 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 85748

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 85748 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 85748

The Power of Solar in 85748

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 85748. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 85748. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 85748

Solar Radiation Data in 85748

85748 has a average annual solar AC output value of 7230.79 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 85748 is March with an average of 672.23 kWhac, followed by April at 666.32 kWhac and May at 644.02 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 85748 are July with an average of 545.15 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 557.77 kWhac and February at 567.75 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 85748 [5]

Thu Apr 18
83°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 61°F
Max: 86°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 10%
Cloud cover: 90%
Fri Apr 19
84°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 88°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 8%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Apr 20
80°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 62°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 14%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Apr 21
82°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 67°F
Max: 87°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 13%
Cloud cover: 90%
Mon Apr 22
82°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 88°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 14%
Cloud cover: 2%
Tue Apr 23
78°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 63°F
Max: 85°F
Fresh Breeze: 23 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 15%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about 85748

About 85748

The ZIP code 85748 is associated with the city of Tucson in Pima County in Arizona.

85748 Solar Power

85748 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 85748, or for more solar-related resources for AZ, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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