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Solar Energy in Sierra Vista, AZ

Solar Energy in Sierra Vista

The month of March has the highest historical solar radition values in Sierra Vista with an average of 7.47 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Sierra Vista

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Sierra Vista

The total length of the day in Sierra Vista, AZ today (August 09, 2022) will be 13 hours and 28 minutes. [More]

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Sierra Vista, AZ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Sierra Vista, AZ

Solar Energy Data in Sierra Vista, AZ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Sierra Vista, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Sierra Vista

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

Sierra Vista has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.77 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 25% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.68 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Sierra Vista that are always titled at the latitude of Sierra Vista (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.66 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.77 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.68 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 Sierra Vista

Solar Radiation Data in Sierra Vista, AZ

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Sierra Vista.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Sierra Vista, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Sierra Vista

Sierra Vista, AZ has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.7 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Sierra Vista is March with an average of 7.47 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 7.42 kWh/m2/day and May at 7.09 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Sierra Vista (Arizona) are July with an average of 5.51 kWh/m2/day, followed by August with an average of 5.86 kWh/m2/day and December at 6.26 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Sierra Vista vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Sierra Vista

The average monthly solar radiation level in Sierra Vista, AZ, of 6.7 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 70% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 1% greater 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: Sierra Vista vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Sierra Vista 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 Sierra Vista

Sunrise / Sunset in Sierra Vista

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 09, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:42 am
    • Sunset: 7:10 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:28
Solar Energy Statistics for Sierra Vista

Best Months for Solar in Sierra Vista

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation March (7.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (7.77 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (9.35 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (8.05 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Sierra Vista

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Solar Power Output in Sierra Vista

The Power of Solar in Sierra Vista, AZ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Sierra Vista, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Sierra Vista

Sierra Vista (AZ) has a average annual solar AC output value of 7402.22 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Sierra Vista is March with an average of 708.79 kWhac, followed by April at 679.59 kWhac and October at 658.19 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Sierra Vista (Arizona) are July with an average of 504.14 kWhac, followed by August with an average of 535.27 kWhac and June at 565.48 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Sierra Vista

Sierra Vista Electricity Costs

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Weather Forecast for Sierra Vista, AZ [5]

Tue Aug 9
83°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 67°F
Max: 83°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 62%
Wed Aug 10
85°F
Light Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 89°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 13%
Thu Aug 11
84°F
Light Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 90°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 45%
Fri Aug 12
82°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 67°F
Max: 87°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 87%
Sat Aug 13
81°F
Light Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 87°F
Light breeze: 7 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 75%
Sun Aug 14
82°F
Light Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 87°F
Light breeze: 6 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 86%

More about Sierra Vista

About Sierra Vista

The city of Sierra Vista, AZ in Cochise County has an approximate population of 43,888. [6]

Sierra Vista Solar Power

Sierra Vista, AZ Solar Energy

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

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