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Solar Energy in Plant City, FL

Solar Energy in Plant City

The month of March has the highest historical solar radition values in Plant City with an average of 6.37 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Plant City

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Plant City

The total length of the day in Plant City, FL today (January 24, 2022) will be 10 hours and 44 minutes. [More]

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Plant City, FL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Plant City, FL

Solar Energy Data in Plant City, FL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Plant City, FL

Solar Radiation Data in Plant City

Based on historical Plant City, 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 Plant City. [1]

Plant City has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.97 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.88 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Plant City that are always titled at the latitude of Plant City (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.5 kWh/m2/day, or about 11% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.97 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.88 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 Plant City

Solar Radiation Data in Plant City, FL

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Plant City.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Plant City, FL

Solar Radiation Data in Plant City

Plant City, FL has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.62 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Plant City is March with an average of 6.37 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 6.27 kWh/m2/day and October at 6.22 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Plant City (Florida) are July with an average of 5.01 kWh/m2/day, followed by August with an average of 5.04 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.04 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Plant City vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Plant City

The average monthly solar radiation level in Plant City, FL, of 5.62 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 51% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 15% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: Plant City vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Plant City 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 Plant City

Sunrise / Sunset in Plant City

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 24, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:18 am
    • Sunset: 6:02 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:44
Solar Energy Statistics for Plant City

Best Months for Solar in Plant City

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation March (6.37 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (6.54 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (6.11 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.62 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Plant City

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

Solar Power Output in Plant City

The Power of Solar in Plant City, FL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Plant City, FL

Solar Radiation Data in Plant City

Plant City (FL) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6166.91 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Plant City is March with an average of 598.71 kWhac, followed by October at 571.61 kWhac and April at 557.75 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Plant City (Florida) are June with an average of 449.04 kWhac, followed by July with an average of 456.9 kWhac and August at 459.73 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Plant City

Plant City Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Plant City averaged 12.21 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2021, which was about 13% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.11¢/kWh in October. [3]

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Plant City Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Florida averaged $29.87 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2021, which was approximately 71% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.48 per Mcf in September. [4]

Weather Forecast for Plant City, FL [5]

Mon Jan 24
56°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 35°F
Max: 61°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 49%
Tue Jan 25
55°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 48°F
Max: 55°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Jan 26
54°F
Light Rain
Min: 49°F
Max: 56°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 92%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Jan 27
73°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 74°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 56%
Fri Jan 28
70°F
Light Rain
Min: 55°F
Max: 70°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jan 29
52°F
Light Rain
Min: 43°F
Max: 54°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 34%

More about Plant City

About Plant City

The city of Plant City, FL in Hillsborough County has an approximate population of 34,721. [6]

Plant City Solar Power

Plant City, FL Solar Energy

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

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