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Solar Energy in Tucson, AZ

Solar Energy in Tucson

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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 (July 18, 2019) will be 14 hours and 00 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]

* 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 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

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

Solar Power Levels in Tucson

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Solar Power: 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 July 18, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:29 pm
    • Sunset: 2:30 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:30 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:00
Solar Energy Statistics for Tucson

Best Months for Solar in Tucson

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • 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

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

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

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

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Cost of Utilities in Tucson

Tucson Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Tucson averaged 12.95 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2019, which was about 2% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.26¢/kWh in April. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Tucson

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Tucson Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Arizona averaged $14.28 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2019, which was approximately 31% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $10.92 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Tucson

Solar Energy Contractors in Tucson

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Tucson, AZ.

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Tucson

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Tucson, AZ.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Tucson

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Tucson, AZ.

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Weather Forecast for Tucson, AZ [5]

Thu Jul 18
100°F
Few Clouds
Min: 82°F
Max: 100°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 23%
Cloud cover: 11%
Fri Jul 19
90°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 76°F
Max: 96°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 26%
Cloud cover: 56%
Sat Jul 20
90°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 76°F
Max: 96°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 24%
Cloud cover: 1%
Sun Jul 21
91°F
Light Rain
Min: 76°F
Max: 96°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 88%
Mon Jul 22
89°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 76°F
Max: 95°F
Light breeze: 1 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Jul 23
91°F
Light Rain
Min: 77°F
Max: 95°F
Light breeze: 3 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 75%

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.

Did you know?

It takes light about 8 minutes, 19 seconds to travel the 93,000,000 miles from the sun's surface to us on Earth.

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