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Solar Energy in Plantation, FL

Solar Energy in Plantation

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Plantation with an average of 6.11 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Plantation

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Plantation

The total length of the day in Plantation, FL today (April 19, 2024) will be 12 hours and 56 minutes. [More]

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Plantation, FL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Plantation, FL

Solar Energy Data in Plantation, FL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Plantation, FL

Solar Radiation Data in Plantation

Based on historical Plantation, 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 Plantation. [1]

Plantation has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.89 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 8% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.53 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Plantation that are always titled at the latitude of Plantation (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.31 kWh/m2/day, or about 9% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.89 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.53 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 Plantation

Solar Radiation Data in Plantation, FL

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Plantation, FL

Solar Radiation Data in Plantation

Plantation, FL has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.57 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Plantation is April with an average of 6.11 kWh/m2/day, followed by March at 6.05 kWh/m2/day and February at 6.02 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Plantation (Florida) are June with an average of 4.87 kWh/m2/day, followed by July with an average of 5.19 kWh/m2/day and September at 5.22 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Plantation

The average monthly solar radiation level in Plantation, FL, of 5.57 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 42% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 16% 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: Plantation vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Plantation

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 19, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:51 am
    • Sunset: 7:47 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:56
Solar Energy Statistics for Plantation

Best Months for Solar in Plantation

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (6.11 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (6.3 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.66 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.31 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Plantation

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Solar Power Output in Plantation

The Power of Solar in Plantation, FL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Plantation, FL

Solar Radiation Data in Plantation

Plantation (FL) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6167.52 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Plantation is March with an average of 571.27 kWhac, followed by October at 559.04 kWhac and April at 554.86 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Plantation (Florida) are June with an average of 438.86 kWhac, followed by September with an average of 473.42 kWhac and July at 480.2 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Plantation

Plantation Electricity Costs

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Plantation Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Plantation, FL [5]

Fri Apr 19
85°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 75°F
Max: 85°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 27%
Sat Apr 20
86°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 75°F
Max: 87°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Apr 21
86°F
Light Rain
Min: 77°F
Max: 88°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 70%
Mon Apr 22
88°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 75°F
Max: 90°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 2%
Tue Apr 23
82°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 74°F
Max: 82°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 54%
Wed Apr 24
80°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 75°F
Max: 80°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 95%

More about Plantation

About Plantation

The city of Plantation, FL in Broward County has an approximate population of 84,955. [6]

Plantation Solar Power

Plantation, FL Solar Energy

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

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