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Solar Power in 96720 (Hilo, HI)

Solar Energy in 96720

The month of January has the highest historical solar radition values in 96720 with an average of 4.72 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 96720

Solar panels in 96720 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 96720

The total length of the day in 96720 (Hilo, HI) today (June 28, 2022) will be 13 hours and 19 minutes. [More]

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96720 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 96720 (Hilo, HI)

Solar Energy Data for 96720

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 96720.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 96720

Solar Radiation Data in 96720

Based on historical 96720 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 96720. [1]

The region associated with 96720 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.93 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 19% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.16 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 96720 that are always titled at the latitude of Hilo (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.12 kWh/m2/day, or about 4% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.93 kWh/m2/day and approximately 23% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.16 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 96720

Solar Radiation Data in 96720

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 96720.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 96720

Solar Radiation Data in 96720

The region associated with 96720 has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.36 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 96720 is January with an average of 4.72 kWh/m2/day, followed by February at 4.71 kWh/m2/day and October at 4.69 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 96720 are June with an average of 3.84 kWh/m2/day, followed by April with an average of 4.08 kWh/m2/day and May at 4.16 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 96720 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 96720

The average monthly solar radiation level in 96720, of 4.36 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 11% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 34% 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: 96720 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 96720 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 96720

Sunrise / Sunset in 96720

  • Sunrise/Sunset for June 28, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:44 am
    • Sunset: 7:03 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:19
Solar Energy Statistics for 96720

Best Months for Solar in 96720

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation January (4.72 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.74 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (5.26 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.23 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 96720

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 96720 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 96720

The Power of Solar in 96720

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 96720. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 96720. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 96720

Solar Radiation Data in 96720

96720 has a average annual solar AC output value of 4964.88 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 96720 is January with an average of 458.95 kWhac, followed by October at 452.62 kWhac and March at 422.74 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 96720 are June with an average of 359.31 kWhac, followed by April with an average of 382.06 kWhac and May at 402.96 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 96720 [5]

Tue Jun 28
74°F
Light Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 76°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 78%
Cloud cover: 92%
Wed Jun 29
78°F
Light Rain
Min: 72°F
Max: 78°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 39%
Thu Jun 30
80°F
Light Rain
Min: 72°F
Max: 80°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 97%
Fri Jul 1
78°F
Light Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 79°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 69%
Cloud cover: 96%
Sat Jul 2
78°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 73°F
Max: 78°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 75%
Sun Jul 3
77°F
Light Rain
Min: 72°F
Max: 77°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 76%
Cloud cover: 99%

More about 96720

About 96720

The ZIP code 96720 is associated with the city of Hilo in Hawaii County in Hawaii.

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96720 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 96720, or for more solar-related resources for HI, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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