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Solar Energy in Cottonwood, AZ

Solar Energy in Cottonwood

The month of May has the highest historical solar radition values in Cottonwood with an average of 7.1 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Cottonwood

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Cottonwood

The total length of the day in Cottonwood, AZ today (June 26, 2022) will be 14 hours and 29 minutes. [More]

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Cottonwood, AZ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Cottonwood, AZ

Solar Energy Data in Cottonwood, AZ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Cottonwood, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Cottonwood

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

Cottonwood has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.36 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 25% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.14 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Cottonwood that are always titled at the latitude of Cottonwood (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.26 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.36 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.14 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 Cottonwood

Solar Radiation Data in Cottonwood, AZ

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Cottonwood, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Cottonwood

Cottonwood, AZ has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.4 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Cottonwood is May with an average of 7.1 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 7.09 kWh/m2/day and June at 7 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Cottonwood (Arizona) are December with an average of 5.17 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.82 kWh/m2/day and February at 5.92 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Cottonwood

The average monthly solar radiation level in Cottonwood, AZ, of 6.4 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 63% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 3% 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: Cottonwood vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Cottonwood

  • Sunrise/Sunset for June 26, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:16 am
    • Sunset: 7:45 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:29
Solar Energy Statistics for Cottonwood

Best Months for Solar in Cottonwood

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation May (7.1 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (7.12 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.5 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.08 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Cottonwood

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Solar Power Output in Cottonwood

The Power of Solar in Cottonwood, AZ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Cottonwood, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Cottonwood

Cottonwood (AZ) has a average annual solar AC output value of 7091.7 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Cottonwood is May with an average of 663.62 kWhac, followed by March at 657.6 kWhac and April at 646.5 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Cottonwood (Arizona) are December with an average of 513.64 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 518.8 kWhac and August at 541.22 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Cottonwood

Cottonwood Electricity Costs

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Cottonwood Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Cottonwood, AZ [5]

Sun Jun 26
89°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 91°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 12%
Mon Jun 27
89°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 68°F
Max: 92°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Jun 28
91°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 72°F
Max: 98°F
Fresh Breeze: 22 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Jun 29
93°F
Light Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 99°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 26%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jun 30
86°F
Light Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 92°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 15%
Fri Jul 1
86°F
Light Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 94°F
Light breeze: 7 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 1%

More about Cottonwood

About Cottonwood

The city of Cottonwood, AZ in Yavapai County has an approximate population of 11,265. [6]

Cottonwood Solar Power

Cottonwood, AZ Solar Energy

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

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