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Solar Energy in Gainesville, FL

Solar Energy in Gainesville

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Solar Panels in Gainesville

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Gainesville

The total length of the day in Gainesville, FL today (July 14, 2020) will be 13 hours and 51 minutes. [More]

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Gainesville, FL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Gainesville, FL

Solar Energy Data in Gainesville, FL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Gainesville, FL

Solar Radiation Data in Gainesville

Based on historical Gainesville, 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 Gainesville. [1]

Gainesville has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.79 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.63 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Gainesville that are always titled at the latitude of Gainesville (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.32 kWh/m2/day, or about 11% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.79 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.63 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 Gainesville

Solar Radiation Data in Gainesville, FL

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Gainesville, FL

Solar Radiation Data in Gainesville

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

Solar Power Levels in Gainesville

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Gainesville

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 14, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 10:39 am
    • Sunset: 12:31 am
    • Solar Noon: 5:35 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:51
Solar Energy Statistics for Gainesville

Best Months for Solar in Gainesville

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: April (6.27 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.68 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.57 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Gainesville

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

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

Solar Power Output in Gainesville

The Power of Solar in Gainesville, FL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Gainesville, FL

Solar Radiation Data in Gainesville

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Cost of Utilities in Gainesville

Gainesville Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Gainesville averaged 11.71 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2020, which was about 12% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.28¢/kWh in April. [3]

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Gainesville Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Florida averaged $19.80 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2020, which was approximately 85% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $10.68 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Gainesville, FL [5]

Tue Jul 14
94°F
Light Rain
Min: 77°F
Max: 94°F
Light breeze: 4 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 57%
Wed Jul 15
96°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 76°F
Max: 96°F
Calm: 3 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 89%
Thu Jul 16
95°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 75°F
Max: 95°F
Light breeze: 4 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 89%
Fri Jul 17
86°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 75°F
Max: 88°F
Light breeze: 6 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 32%
Sat Jul 18
93°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 76°F
Max: 93°F
Light breeze: 5 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 64%
Sun Jul 19
94°F
Light Rain
Min: 77°F
Max: 94°F
Light breeze: 4 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 5%

More about Gainesville

About Gainesville

The city of Gainesville, FL in Alachua County has an approximate population of 124,354. [6]

Gainesville Solar Power

Gainesville, FL Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Gainesville, FL, or for more solar-related resources for Gainesville, 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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