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Solar Energy in South Tucson, AZ

Solar Energy in South Tucson

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in South Tucson with an average of 7.35 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in South Tucson

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

Sunrise & Sunset in South Tucson

The total length of the day in South Tucson, AZ today (January 25, 2022) will be 10 hours and 30 minutes. [More]

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South Tucson, AZ Solar Energy

Solar Power in South Tucson, AZ

Solar Energy Data in South Tucson, AZ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for South Tucson, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in South Tucson

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

South Tucson has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.8 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 24% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.65 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in South Tucson that are always titled at the latitude of South Tucson (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.69 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.8 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.65 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 South Tucson

Solar Radiation Data in South Tucson, AZ

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in South Tucson.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for South Tucson, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in South Tucson

South Tucson, AZ has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.61 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in South Tucson is April with an average of 7.35 kWh/m2/day, followed by March at 7.17 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 South Tucson (Arizona) are December with an average of 5.78 kWh/m2/day, followed by July with an average of 5.89 kWh/m2/day and January at 6.04 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: South Tucson vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in South Tucson

The average monthly solar radiation level in South Tucson, AZ, of 6.61 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 77% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 0% greater than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: South Tucson vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average South Tucson 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 South Tucson

Sunrise / Sunset in South Tucson

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 25, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:21 am
    • Sunset: 5:51 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:30
Solar Energy Statistics for South Tucson

Best Months for Solar in South Tucson

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.35 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (7.57 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.4 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.2 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in South Tucson

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

Solar Power Output in South Tucson

The Power of Solar in South Tucson, AZ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for South Tucson, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in South Tucson

South Tucson (AZ) has a average annual solar AC output value of 7232.94 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in South Tucson is March with an average of 682.66 kWhac, followed by April at 663.64 kWhac and May at 653.75 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in South Tucson (Arizona) are July with an average of 531.91 kWhac, followed by August with an average of 557.74 kWhac and December at 558.98 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in South Tucson

South Tucson Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in South Tucson averaged 12.83 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2021, which was about 9% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.11¢/kWh in October. [3]

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South Tucson Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Arizona averaged $20.08 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2021, which was approximately 15% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.48 per Mcf in October. [4]

Weather Forecast for South Tucson, AZ [5]

Tue Jan 25
60°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 44°F
Max: 64°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 21%
Cloud cover: 42%
Wed Jan 26
60°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 50°F
Max: 63°F
Light breeze: 6 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 10%
Thu Jan 27
56°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 51°F
Max: 62°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 25%
Cloud cover: 85%
Fri Jan 28
56°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 46°F
Max: 61°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 4%
Sat Jan 29
58°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 46°F
Max: 64°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 16%
Cloud cover: 45%
Sun Jan 30
61°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 50°F
Max: 66°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 15%
Cloud cover: 1%

More about South Tucson

About South Tucson

The city of South Tucson, AZ in Pima County has an approximate population of 5,652. [6]

South Tucson Solar Power

South Tucson, AZ Solar Energy

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

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