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Solar Energy in Tucson, AZ

Solar Energy in Tucson

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Tucson with an average of 7.3 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Tucson

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Tucson

The total length of the day in Tucson, AZ today (June 10, 2023) will be 14 hours and 13 minutes. [More]

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Tucson, AZ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Tucson, AZ

Solar Energy Data in Tucson, AZ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Tucson, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Tucson

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

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 7.62 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Tucson that are always titled at the latitude of Tucson (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.68 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.8 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.62 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 Tucson

Solar Radiation Data in Tucson, AZ

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Tucson, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Tucson

Tucson, AZ has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.62 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Tucson is April with an average of 7.3 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 7.15 kWh/m2/day and March at 7.14 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Tucson (Arizona) are December with an average of 5.85 kWh/m2/day, followed by July with an average of 5.94 kWh/m2/day and January at 6 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Tucson

The average monthly solar radiation level in Tucson, AZ, of 6.62 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 68% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 0% 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: Tucson vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Tucson

  • Sunrise/Sunset for June 10, 2023 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:16 am
    • Sunset: 7:29 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:13
Solar Energy Statistics for Tucson

Best Months for Solar in Tucson

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.3 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (7.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.45 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.22 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Tucson

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Solar Power Output in Tucson

The Power of Solar in Tucson, AZ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Tucson, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Tucson

Tucson (AZ) has a average annual solar AC output value of 7222.86 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Tucson is March with an average of 669.4 kWhac, followed by April at 657.31 kWhac and October at 646.79 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Tucson (Arizona) are July with an average of 537.18 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 566 kWhac and August at 567.02 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Tucson

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Weather Forecast for Tucson, AZ [5]

Sat Jun 10
89°F
Few Clouds
Min: 67°F
Max: 95°F
Fresh Breeze: 20 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 9%
Cloud cover: 12%
Sun Jun 11
87°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 70°F
Max: 88°F
Fresh Breeze: 24 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 8%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Jun 12
82°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 65°F
Max: 88°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 14%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Jun 13
80°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 67°F
Max: 89°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 5%
Wed Jun 14
86°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 73°F
Max: 93°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 15%
Cloud cover: 99%
Thu Jun 15
91°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 76°F
Max: 98°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 10%
Cloud cover: 98%

More about Tucson

About Tucson

The city of Tucson, AZ in Pima County has an approximate population of 520,116. [6]

Tucson Solar Power

Tucson, AZ Solar Energy

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

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