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Solar Energy in Palm Springs, CA

Solar Energy in Palm Springs

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Palm Springs with an average of 7.19 kWh/m2/day. [More]

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 (February 07, 2023) will be 10 hours and 45 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]

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

Palm Springs, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.57 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Palm Springs is April with an average of 7.19 kWh/m2/day, followed by September at 7.12 kWh/m2/day and May at 7.08 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Palm Springs (California) are December with an average of 5.52 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.62 kWh/m2/day and February at 6.09 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Palm Springs

The average monthly solar radiation level in Palm Springs, CA, of 6.57 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 67% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 1% less 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: Palm Springs 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 February 07, 2023 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:37 am
    • Sunset: 5:22 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:45
Solar Energy Statistics for Palm Springs

Best Months for Solar in Palm Springs

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.19 kWh/m2/day)
    • 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

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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

Palm Springs (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 7191.28 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Palm Springs is May with an average of 654.36 kWhac, followed by April at 652.81 kWhac and March at 640.95 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Palm Springs (California) are February with an average of 527.03 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 538.63 kWhac and December at 540.16 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Palm Springs

Palm Springs Electricity Costs

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Palm Springs Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Palm Springs, CA [5]

Tue Feb 7
66°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 51°F
Max: 68°F
Light breeze: 5 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Feb 8
68°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 54°F
Max: 71°F
Calm: 3 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 19%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Feb 9
72°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 60°F
Max: 73°F
Light breeze: 5 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 15%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Feb 10
69°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 57°F
Max: 69°F
Light breeze: 4 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 17%
Cloud cover: 36%
Sat Feb 11
64°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 49°F
Max: 64°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 26%
Cloud cover: 79%
Sun Feb 12
60°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 64°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 71%

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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