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Solar Energy in Phoenix, AZ

Solar Energy in Phoenix

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Solar Panels in Phoenix

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Phoenix

The total length of the day in Phoenix, AZ today (July 04, 2020) will be 14 hours and 17 minutes. [More]

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Phoenix, AZ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Phoenix, AZ

Solar Energy Data in Phoenix, AZ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Phoenix, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Phoenix

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

Phoenix has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.78 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 21% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.35 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Phoenix that are always titled at the latitude of Phoenix (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.68 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.78 kWh/m2/day and approximately 9% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.35 kWh/m2/day. [1]

* See glossary & definitions below.

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 Phoenix

Solar Radiation Data in Phoenix, AZ

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Phoenix, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Phoenix

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

Solar Power Levels in Phoenix

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Phoenix

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 04, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:24 pm
    • Sunset: 2:41 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:32 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:17
Solar Energy Statistics for Phoenix

Best Months for Solar in Phoenix

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: April (7.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.19 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.31 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Phoenix

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the city of Phoenix, AZ at this current time.

However, Phoenix is in Maricopa County and Maricopa County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Phoenix

The Power of Solar in Phoenix, AZ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Phoenix, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Phoenix

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Cost of Utilities in Phoenix

Phoenix Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Phoenix averaged 12.78 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2020, which was about 4% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.28¢/kWh in April. [3]

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Phoenix Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Arizona averaged $13.69 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2020, which was approximately 28% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $10.68 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Phoenix, AZ [5]

Sat Jul 4
98°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 88°F
Max: 107°F
Light breeze: 3 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 21%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Jul 5
101°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 91°F
Max: 111°F
Light breeze: 4 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 15%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Jul 6
101°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 91°F
Max: 109°F
Light breeze: 4 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 16%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Jul 7
97°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 92°F
Max: 107°F
Light breeze: 7 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 31%
Wed Jul 8
99°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 90°F
Max: 107°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 23%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jul 9
99°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 88°F
Max: 108°F
Calm: 3 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 10%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Phoenix

About Phoenix

The city of Phoenix, AZ in Maricopa County has an approximate population of 1,445,632. [6]

Phoenix Solar Power

Phoenix, AZ Solar Energy

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

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