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Solar Energy in Oro Valley, AZ

Solar Energy in Oro Valley

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Oro Valley with an average of 7.34 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Oro Valley

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Oro Valley

The total length of the day in Oro Valley, AZ today (February 07, 2023) will be 10 hours and 49 minutes. [More]

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Oro Valley, AZ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Oro Valley, AZ

Solar Energy Data in Oro Valley, AZ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Oro Valley, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Oro Valley

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

Oro Valley has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.79 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 25% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.7 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Oro Valley that are always titled at the latitude of Oro Valley (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.68 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.79 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.7 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 Oro Valley

Solar Radiation Data in Oro Valley, AZ

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Oro Valley.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Oro Valley, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Oro Valley

Oro Valley, AZ has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.55 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Oro Valley is April with an average of 7.34 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 7.11 kWh/m2/day and March at 7.02 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Oro Valley (Arizona) are December with an average of 5.73 kWh/m2/day, followed by July with an average of 5.89 kWh/m2/day and January at 5.94 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Oro Valley vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Oro Valley

The average monthly solar radiation level in Oro Valley, AZ, of 6.55 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: Oro Valley vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Oro Valley 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 Oro Valley

Sunrise / Sunset in Oro Valley

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 07, 2023 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:13 am
    • Sunset: 6:02 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:49
Solar Energy Statistics for Oro Valley

Best Months for Solar in Oro Valley

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.34 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (7.57 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.65 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.28 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Oro Valley

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Solar Power Output in Oro Valley

The Power of Solar in Oro Valley, AZ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Oro Valley, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Oro Valley

Oro Valley (AZ) has a average annual solar AC output value of 7136.27 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Oro Valley is March with an average of 665.5 kWhac, followed by April at 659.1 kWhac and May at 642.34 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Oro Valley (Arizona) are July with an average of 532.69 kWhac, followed by August with an average of 548.07 kWhac and December at 554.3 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Oro Valley

Oro Valley Electricity Costs

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Oro Valley Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Oro Valley, AZ [5]

Tue Feb 7
56°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 44°F
Max: 58°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 26%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Feb 8
58°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 45°F
Max: 61°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 51%
Thu Feb 9
59°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 47°F
Max: 64°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 23%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Feb 10
61°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 48°F
Max: 67°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 13%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Feb 11
63°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 53°F
Max: 70°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 15%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Feb 12
61°F
Light Rain
Min: 48°F
Max: 63°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Oro Valley

About Oro Valley

The town of Oro Valley, AZ in Pima County has an approximate population of 41,011. [6]

Oro Valley Solar Power

Oro Valley, AZ Solar Energy

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