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Solar Energy in Flagstaff, AZ

Solar Energy in Flagstaff

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

Solar Panels in Flagstaff

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Flagstaff

The total length of the day in Flagstaff, AZ today (October 01, 2022) will be 11 hours and 49 minutes. [More]

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Flagstaff, AZ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Flagstaff, AZ

Solar Energy Data in Flagstaff, AZ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Flagstaff, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Flagstaff

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

Flagstaff has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.39 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 29% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.6 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Flagstaff that are always titled at the latitude of Flagstaff (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.33 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.39 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.6 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 Flagstaff

Solar Radiation Data in Flagstaff, AZ

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Flagstaff, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Flagstaff

Flagstaff, AZ has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.36 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Flagstaff is April with an average of 7.1 kWh/m2/day, followed by March at 7 kWh/m2/day and June at 6.96 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Flagstaff (Arizona) are December with an average of 5.46 kWh/m2/day, followed by July with an average of 5.61 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.64 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Flagstaff

The average monthly solar radiation level in Flagstaff, AZ, of 6.36 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 62% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 4% 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: Flagstaff vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Flagstaff

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 01, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:21 am
    • Sunset: 6:10 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:49
Solar Energy Statistics for Flagstaff

Best Months for Solar in Flagstaff

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.1 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (7.17 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (10.24 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.24 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Flagstaff

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Solar Power Output in Flagstaff

The Power of Solar in Flagstaff, AZ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Flagstaff, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Flagstaff

Flagstaff (AZ) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6895.12 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Flagstaff is March with an average of 651.78 kWhac, followed by April at 638.11 kWhac and May at 635.34 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Flagstaff (Arizona) are July with an average of 497.97 kWhac, followed by August with an average of 506.45 kWhac and December at 524.54 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Flagstaff

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Weather Forecast for Flagstaff, AZ [5]

Sat Oct 1
71°F
Light Rain
Min: 53°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 33%
Sun Oct 2
70°F
Light Rain
Min: 52°F
Max: 70°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 69%
Mon Oct 3
66°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 51°F
Max: 66°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 27%
Tue Oct 4
67°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 50°F
Max: 70°F
Light breeze: 5 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 2%
Wed Oct 5
68°F
Light Rain
Min: 52°F
Max: 68°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 28%
Cloud cover: 2%
Thu Oct 6
68°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 52°F
Max: 69°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 25%
Cloud cover: 59%

More about Flagstaff

About Flagstaff

The city of Flagstaff, AZ in Coconino County has an approximate population of 65,870. [6]

Flagstaff Solar Power

Flagstaff, AZ Solar Energy

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

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