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Solar Energy in Surprise, AZ

Solar Energy in Surprise

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Solar Panels in Surprise

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Surprise

The total length of the day in Surprise, AZ today (April 18, 2021) will be 13 hours and 09 minutes. [More]

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Surprise, AZ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Surprise, AZ

Solar Energy Data in Surprise, AZ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Surprise, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Surprise

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

Surprise has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.81 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 24% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.6 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Surprise that are always titled at the latitude of Surprise (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.73 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.81 kWh/m2/day and approximately 11% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.6 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 Surprise

Solar Radiation Data in Surprise, AZ

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Surprise, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Surprise

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

Solar Power Levels in Surprise

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Surprise

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 18, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:53 pm
    • Sunset: 2:03 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:28 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:09
Solar Energy Statistics for Surprise

Best Months for Solar in Surprise

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: April (7.49 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.56 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.36 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Surprise

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

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

Solar Power Output in Surprise

The Power of Solar in Surprise, AZ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Surprise, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Surprise

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Cost of Utilities in Surprise

Surprise Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Surprise averaged 11.70 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in January 2021, which was about 8% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.69¢/kWh in January. [3]

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Surprise Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Arizona averaged $11.31 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in January 2021, which was approximately 16% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.74 per Mcf in January. [4]

Weather Forecast for Surprise, AZ [5]

Sun Apr 18
77°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 62°F
Max: 78°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 16%
Cloud cover: 34%
Mon Apr 19
79°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 62°F
Max: 86°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 14%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Apr 20
82°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 90°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 8%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Apr 21
80°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 67°F
Max: 87°F
Fresh Breeze: 20 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 7%
Cloud cover: 8%
Thu Apr 22
75°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 62°F
Max: 81°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 15%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Apr 23
73°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 60°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Surprise

About Surprise

The city of Surprise, AZ in Maricopa County has an approximate population of 117,517. [6]

Surprise Solar Power

Surprise, AZ Solar Energy

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

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About half of the sun's energy is absorbed by the Earth's surface; about 30 percent is reflected back from the surface.

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