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Solar Energy in Palm Springs, CA

Solar Energy in Palm Springs

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Solar Panels in Palm Springs

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Palm Springs

The total length of the day in Palm Springs, CA today (December 05, 2020) will be 09 hours and 59 minutes. [More]

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Palm Springs, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Palm Springs, CA

Solar Energy Data in Palm Springs, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Palm Springs, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Palm Springs

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

Palm Springs has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.66 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 20% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.04 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Palm Springs that are always titled at the latitude of Palm Springs (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.52 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.66 kWh/m2/day and approximately 7% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.04 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 Palm Springs

Solar Radiation Data in Palm Springs, CA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Palm Springs.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Palm Springs, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Palm Springs

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Solar Power Comparison: Palm Springs vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Palm Springs

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Palm Springs 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 Palm Springs

Sunrise / Sunset in Palm Springs

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 05, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 2:37 pm
    • Sunset: 12:37 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:37 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:59
Solar Energy Statistics for Palm Springs

Best Months for Solar in Palm Springs

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: May (7.29 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.15 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Palm Springs

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

However, Palm Springs is in Riverside County and Riverside County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Palm Springs

The Power of Solar in Palm Springs, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Palm Springs, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Palm Springs

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Cost of Utilities in Palm Springs

Palm Springs Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Palm Springs averaged 21.23 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2020, which was about 57% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.55¢/kWh in September. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Palm Springs

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Palm Springs Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $14.75 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2020, which was approximately 13% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $16.99 per Mcf in September. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Palm Springs, CA [5]

Sat Dec 5
68°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 43°F
Max: 70°F
Calm: 2 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 16%
Cloud cover: 2%
Sun Dec 6
71°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 72°F
Calm: 1 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 16%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Dec 7
68°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 54°F
Max: 70°F
Light breeze: 4 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 18%
Cloud cover: 7%
Tue Dec 8
70°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 74°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 19%
Cloud cover: 8%
Wed Dec 9
73°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 76°F
Calm: 2 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 17%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Dec 10
72°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 57°F
Max: 75°F
Calm: 0 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 18%
Cloud cover: 27%

More about Palm Springs

About Palm Springs

The city of Palm Springs, CA in Riverside County has an approximate population of 44,552. [6]

Palm Springs Solar Power

Palm Springs, CA Solar Energy

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

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