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Solar Energy in Kapaa, HI

Solar Energy in Kapaa

The month of September has the highest historical solar radition values in Kapaa with an average of 6.86 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Kapaa

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Kapaa

The total length of the day in Kapaa, HI today (January 25, 2022) will be 11 hours and 4 minutes. [More]

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Kapaa, HI Solar Energy

Solar Power in Kapaa, HI

Solar Energy Data in Kapaa, HI

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Kapaa, HI

Solar Radiation Data in Kapaa

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

Kapaa has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.96 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 22% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.08 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Kapaa that are always titled at the latitude of Kapaa (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.19 kWh/m2/day, or about 5% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.96 kWh/m2/day and approximately 27% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.08 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 Kapaa

Solar Radiation Data in Kapaa, HI

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Kapaa, HI

Solar Radiation Data in Kapaa

Kapaa, HI has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.93 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Kapaa is September with an average of 6.86 kWh/m2/day, followed by January at 6.77 kWh/m2/day and October at 6.49 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Kapaa (Hawaii) are May with an average of 5.39 kWh/m2/day, followed by June with an average of 5.42 kWh/m2/day and December at 5.53 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Kapaa

The average monthly solar radiation level in Kapaa, HI, of 5.93 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 59% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 10% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: Kapaa vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Kapaa

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 25, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:17 am
    • Sunset: 6:21 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:4
Solar Energy Statistics for Kapaa

Best Months for Solar in Kapaa

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation September (6.86 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: September (5.91 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: September (5.06 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.33 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Kapaa

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

Solar Power Output in Kapaa

The Power of Solar in Kapaa, HI

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Kapaa, HI

Solar Radiation Data in Kapaa

Kapaa (HI) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6572.05 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Kapaa is January with an average of 640.17 kWhac, followed by September at 618.16 kWhac and October at 609.65 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Kapaa (Hawaii) are June with an average of 490.29 kWhac, followed by May with an average of 501.65 kWhac and February at 504.06 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Kapaa

Kapaa Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Kapaa averaged 34.28 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2021, which was about 143% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.11¢/kWh in October. [3]

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Kapaa Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Hawaii averaged $50.89 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2021, which was approximately 191% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.48 per Mcf in October. [4]

Weather Forecast for Kapaa, HI [5]

Tue Jan 25
74°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 74°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 88%
Wed Jan 26
74°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 74°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 48%
Thu Jan 27
74°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 70°F
Max: 74°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Jan 28
74°F
Light Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 74°F
Light breeze: 4 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Jan 29
74°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 70°F
Max: 75°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 70%
Sun Jan 30
72°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 74°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Kapaa

About Kapaa

The city of Kapaa, HI in Kauai County has an approximate population of 10,699. [6]

Kapaa Solar Power

Kapaa, HI Solar Energy

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

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