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Solar Energy in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Solar Energy in Fort Lauderdale

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Solar Panels in Fort Lauderdale

Solar panels in Fort Lauderdale that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in Fort Lauderdale

The total length of the day in Fort Lauderdale, FL today (January 20, 2021) will be 10 hours and 47 minutes. [More]

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Fort Lauderdale, FL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Solar Energy Data in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Fort Lauderdale, FL

Solar Radiation Data in Fort Lauderdale

Based on historical Fort Lauderdale, FL data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in Fort Lauderdale. [1]

Fort Lauderdale has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.01 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 5% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.75 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Fort Lauderdale that are always titled at the latitude of Fort Lauderdale (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.46 kWh/m2/day, or about 9% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.01 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.75 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 Fort Lauderdale

Solar Radiation Data in Fort Lauderdale, FL

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Fort Lauderdale.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Fort Lauderdale, FL

Solar Radiation Data in Fort Lauderdale

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Solar Power Comparison: Fort Lauderdale vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Fort Lauderdale

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale

Sunrise / Sunset in Fort Lauderdale

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 20, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:08 pm
    • Sunset: 10:55 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:32 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:47
Solar Energy Statistics for Fort Lauderdale

Best Months for Solar in Fort Lauderdale

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: April (6.48 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.95 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.46 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Fort Lauderdale

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

However, Fort Lauderdale is in Broward County and Broward County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Fort Lauderdale

The Power of Solar in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Fort Lauderdale, FL

Solar Radiation Data in Fort Lauderdale

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Cost of Utilities in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Fort Lauderdale averaged 11.49 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2020, which was about 16% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.60¢/kWh in October. [3]

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Fort Lauderdale Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Florida averaged $0.00 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2020, which was approximately 100% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $12.35 per Mcf in September. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Fort Lauderdale, FL [5]

Wed Jan 20
71°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 65°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 5%
Thu Jan 21
71°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 65°F
Max: 73°F
Light breeze: 4 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 89%
Fri Jan 22
76°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 66°F
Max: 77°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 35%
Sat Jan 23
74°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 76°F
Calm: 3 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Jan 24
76°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 70°F
Max: 76°F
Light breeze: 5 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 8%
Mon Jan 25
76°F
Light Rain
Min: 72°F
Max: 76°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 71%
Cloud cover: 57%

More about Fort Lauderdale

About Fort Lauderdale

The city of Fort Lauderdale, FL in Broward County has an approximate population of 165,521. [6]

Fort Lauderdale Solar Power

Fort Lauderdale, FL Solar Energy

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

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