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Solar Energy in Sierra Vista, AZ

Solar Energy in Sierra Vista

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Sierra Vista with an average of 7.55 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 (November 28, 2022) will be 10 hours and 17 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 5.55 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 23% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.23 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 6.39 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.55 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.23 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 6.69 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Sierra Vista is April with an average of 7.55 kWh/m2/day, followed by March at 7.51 kWh/m2/day and May at 7.12 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 5.42 kWh/m2/day, followed by August with an average of 5.98 kWh/m2/day and January at 6.33 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 6.69 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 November 28, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:00 am
    • Sunset: 5:17 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:17
Solar Energy Statistics for Sierra Vista

Best Months for Solar in Sierra Vista

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.55 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (7.55 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (9.07 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (7.89 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 7359.63 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Sierra Vista is March with an average of 712.19 kWhac, followed by April at 679.1 kWhac and May at 665.7 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Sierra Vista (Arizona) are July with an average of 496.5 kWhac, followed by August with an average of 541.93 kWhac and June at 565.47 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Sierra Vista

Sierra Vista Electricity Costs

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Sierra Vista Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Sierra Vista, AZ [5]

Mon Nov 28
55°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 42°F
Max: 59°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 25%
Cloud cover: 88%
Tue Nov 29
57°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 41°F
Max: 58°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Nov 30
57°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 42°F
Max: 64°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 94%
Thu Dec 1
61°F
Few Clouds
Min: 45°F
Max: 65°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 25%
Cloud cover: 11%
Fri Dec 2
62°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 66°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 27%
Sat Dec 3
54°F
Light Rain
Min: 47°F
Max: 54°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 100%

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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