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Solar Energy in Tampa, FL

Solar Energy in Tampa

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Solar Panels in Tampa

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Tampa

The total length of the day in Tampa, FL today (May 31, 2020) will be 13 hours and 48 minutes. [More]

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Tampa, FL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Tampa, FL

Solar Energy Data in Tampa, FL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Tampa, FL

Solar Radiation Data in Tampa

Based on historical Tampa, 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 Tampa. [1]

Tampa has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.04 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.98 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Tampa that are always titled at the latitude of Tampa (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.57 kWh/m2/day, or about 11% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.04 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.98 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 Tampa

Solar Radiation Data in Tampa, FL

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Tampa, FL

Solar Radiation Data in Tampa

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

Solar Power Levels in Tampa

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Tampa

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 31, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 10:33 am
    • Sunset: 12:22 am
    • Solar Noon: 5:27 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:48
Solar Energy Statistics for Tampa

Best Months for Solar in Tampa

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: May (6.66 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (6.35 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.77 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Tampa

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

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

Solar Power Output in Tampa

The Power of Solar in Tampa, FL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Tampa, FL

Solar Radiation Data in Tampa

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Historical solar radiation data for Tampa is not currently available.

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Cost of Utilities in Tampa

Tampa Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Tampa 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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Tampa 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 Tampa, FL [5]

Sun May 31
81°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 80°F
Max: 81°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 90%
Mon Jun 1
90°F
Light Rain
Min: 76°F
Max: 90°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Jun 2
83°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 74°F
Max: 83°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 90%
Wed Jun 3
86°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 73°F
Max: 86°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Jun 4
80°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 80°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Jun 5
80°F
Light Rain
Min: 75°F
Max: 82°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Tampa

About Tampa

The city of Tampa, FL in Hillsborough County has an approximate population of 335,709. [6]

Tampa Solar Power

Tampa, FL Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Solar cells convert sunlight into electricity through a physical process known as the photovoltaic effect.

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