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Solar Energy in Thatcher, AZ

Solar Energy in Thatcher

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Solar Panels in Thatcher

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Thatcher

The total length of the day in Thatcher, AZ today (May 17, 2021) will be 13 hours and 55 minutes. [More]

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Thatcher, AZ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Thatcher, AZ

Solar Energy Data in Thatcher, AZ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Thatcher, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Thatcher

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

Thatcher has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.76 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 Thatcher that are always titled at the latitude of Thatcher (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.68 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.76 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% 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 Thatcher

Solar Radiation Data in Thatcher, AZ

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Thatcher, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Thatcher

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

Solar Power Levels in Thatcher

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Thatcher

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 17, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:17 pm
    • Sunset: 2:13 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:15 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:55
Solar Energy Statistics for Thatcher

Best Months for Solar in Thatcher

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: April (7.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.13 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.1 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Thatcher

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

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

Solar Power Output in Thatcher

The Power of Solar in Thatcher, AZ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Thatcher, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Thatcher

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Cost of Utilities in Thatcher

Thatcher Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Thatcher 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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Thatcher 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 Thatcher, AZ [5]

Mon May 17
76°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 60°F
Max: 80°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 16%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue May 18
82°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 60°F
Max: 83°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 19%
Cloud cover: 5%
Wed May 19
85°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 62°F
Max: 90°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 21%
Cloud cover: 2%
Thu May 20
85°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 66°F
Max: 89°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 15%
Cloud cover: 60%
Fri May 21
84°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 70°F
Max: 88°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 18%
Cloud cover: 99%
Sat May 22
85°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 65°F
Max: 92°F
Fresh Breeze: 23 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 19%
Cloud cover: 83%

More about Thatcher

About Thatcher

The town of Thatcher, AZ in Graham County has an approximate population of 4,865. [6]

Thatcher Solar Power

Thatcher, AZ Solar Energy

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

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