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Solar Energy in Tempe, AZ

Solar Energy in Tempe

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Solar Panels in Tempe

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Tempe

The total length of the day in Tempe, AZ today (May 17, 2021) will be 13 hours and 57 minutes. [More]

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Tempe, AZ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Tempe, AZ

Solar Energy Data in Tempe, AZ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Tempe, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Tempe

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

Tempe has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.77 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 Tempe that are always titled at the latitude of Tempe (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.67 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.77 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 Tempe

Solar Radiation Data in Tempe, AZ

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Tempe, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Tempe

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

Solar Power Levels in Tempe

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Tempe

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 17, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:25 pm
    • Sunset: 2:22 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:24 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:57
Solar Energy Statistics for Tempe

Best Months for Solar in Tempe

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: April (7.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.14 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.29 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Tempe

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

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

Solar Power Output in Tempe

The Power of Solar in Tempe, AZ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Tempe, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Tempe

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Cost of Utilities in Tempe

Tempe Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Tempe averaged 12.10 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in February 2021, which was about 9% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.34¢/kWh in February. [3]

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Tempe Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Arizona averaged $12.67 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in February 2021, which was approximately 33% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.55 per Mcf in February. [4]

Weather Forecast for Tempe, AZ [5]

Mon May 17
80°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 86°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 20%
Cloud cover: 1%
Tue May 18
85°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 71°F
Max: 92°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 21%
Cloud cover: 27%
Wed May 19
87°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 75°F
Max: 98°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 18%
Cloud cover: 9%
Thu May 20
87°F
Few Clouds
Min: 75°F
Max: 95°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 15%
Cloud cover: 14%
Fri May 21
84°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 76°F
Max: 91°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 16%
Cloud cover: 60%
Sat May 22
81°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 86°F
Fresh Breeze: 20 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 10%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Tempe

About Tempe

The city of Tempe, AZ in Maricopa County has an approximate population of 161,719. [6]

Tempe Solar Power

Tempe, AZ Solar Energy

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

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