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Solar Energy in West Palm Beach, FL

Solar Energy in West Palm Beach

The month of March has the highest historical solar radition values in West Palm Beach with an average of 6.22 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in West Palm Beach

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

Sunrise & Sunset in West Palm Beach

The total length of the day in West Palm Beach, FL today (April 12, 2024) will be 12 hours and 45 minutes. [More]

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West Palm Beach, FL Solar Energy

Solar Power in West Palm Beach, FL

Solar Energy Data in West Palm Beach, FL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for West Palm Beach, FL

Solar Radiation Data in West Palm Beach

Based on historical West Palm Beach, 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 West Palm Beach. [1]

West Palm Beach has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 6% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.7 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in West Palm Beach that are always titled at the latitude of West Palm Beach (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.45 kWh/m2/day, or about 9% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5 kWh/m2/day and approximately 16% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.7 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 West Palm Beach

Solar Radiation Data in West Palm Beach, FL

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in West Palm Beach.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for West Palm Beach, FL

Solar Radiation Data in West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach, FL has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.63 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in West Palm Beach is March with an average of 6.22 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 6.12 kWh/m2/day and February at 5.89 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in West Palm Beach (Florida) are June with an average of 5.06 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 5.21 kWh/m2/day and July at 5.33 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: West Palm Beach vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in West Palm Beach

The average monthly solar radiation level in West Palm Beach, FL, of 5.63 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 43% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 15% 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: West Palm Beach vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average West Palm Beach 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 West Palm Beach

Sunrise / Sunset in West Palm Beach

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 12, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:58 am
    • Sunset: 7:43 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:45
Solar Energy Statistics for West Palm Beach

Best Months for Solar in West Palm Beach

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation March (6.22 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (6.45 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.8 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.55 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in West Palm Beach

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Solar Power Output in West Palm Beach

The Power of Solar in West Palm Beach, FL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for West Palm Beach, FL

Solar Radiation Data in West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach (FL) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6208.7 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in West Palm Beach is March with an average of 586.77 kWhac, followed by April at 554.79 kWhac and October at 546.17 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in West Palm Beach (Florida) are June with an average of 452.91 kWhac, followed by July with an average of 491.06 kWhac and September at 499.4 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in West Palm Beach

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West Palm Beach Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for West Palm Beach, FL [5]

Fri Apr 12
78°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 70°F
Max: 80°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 26%
Sat Apr 13
76°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 67°F
Max: 76°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 84%
Sun Apr 14
76°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 69°F
Max: 76°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 1%
Mon Apr 15
76°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 69°F
Max: 77°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 10%
Tue Apr 16
78°F
Few Clouds
Min: 71°F
Max: 78°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 14%
Wed Apr 17
81°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 73°F
Max: 81°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 91%

More about West Palm Beach

About West Palm Beach

The city of West Palm Beach, FL in Palm Beach County has an approximate population of 99,919. [6]

West Palm Beach Solar Power

West Palm Beach, FL Solar Energy

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

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