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Solar Energy in Sarasota, FL

Solar Energy in Sarasota

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Solar Panels in Sarasota

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Sarasota

The total length of the day in Sarasota, FL today (May 31, 2020) will be 13 hours and 46 minutes. [More]

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Sarasota, FL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Sarasota, FL

Solar Energy Data in Sarasota, FL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Sarasota, FL

Solar Radiation Data in Sarasota

Based on historical Sarasota, 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 Sarasota. [1]

Sarasota has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.15 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.13 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Sarasota that are always titled at the latitude of Sarasota (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.67 kWh/m2/day, or about 10% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.15 kWh/m2/day and approximately 11% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.13 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 Sarasota

Solar Radiation Data in Sarasota, FL

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Sarasota, FL

Solar Radiation Data in Sarasota

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

Solar Power Levels in Sarasota

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Sarasota

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 31, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 10:35 am
    • Sunset: 12:21 am
    • Solar Noon: 5:28 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:46
Solar Energy Statistics for Sarasota

Best Months for Solar in Sarasota

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: May (6.7 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (6.43 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.91 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Sarasota

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

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

Solar Power Output in Sarasota

The Power of Solar in Sarasota, FL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Sarasota, FL

Solar Radiation Data in Sarasota

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Cost of Utilities in Sarasota

Sarasota Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Sarasota averaged 11.64 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in March 2020, which was about 11% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.08¢/kWh in March. [3]

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Sarasota Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Florida averaged $18.52 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in February 2020, which was approximately 88% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.86 per Mcf in February. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Sarasota, FL [5]

Sun May 31
82°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 80°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 1%
Mon Jun 1
89°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 76°F
Max: 89°F
Light breeze: 7 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Jun 2
83°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 83°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 91%
Wed Jun 3
78°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 73°F
Max: 80°F
Calm: 2 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 77%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Jun 4
79°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 72°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Jun 5
81°F
Light Rain
Min: 76°F
Max: 81°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Sarasota

About Sarasota

The city of Sarasota, FL in Sarasota County has an approximate population of 51,917. [6]

Sarasota Solar Power

Sarasota, FL Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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