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Solar Energy in Carson City, NV

Solar Energy in Carson City

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Solar Panels in Carson City

Solar panels in Carson City that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in Carson City

The total length of the day in Carson City, NV today (July 26, 2021) will be 14 hours and 20 minutes. [More]

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Carson City, NV Solar Energy

Solar Power in Carson City, NV

Solar Energy Data in Carson City, NV

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Carson City, NV

Solar Radiation Data in Carson City

Based on historical Carson City, NV data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in Carson City. [1]

Carson City has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.27 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 27% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.21 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Carson City that are always titled at the latitude of Carson City (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.23 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.27 kWh/m2/day and approximately 14% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.21 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 Carson City

Solar Radiation Data in Carson City, NV

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Carson City.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Carson City, NV

Solar Radiation Data in Carson City

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Solar Power Comparison: Carson City vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Carson City

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Carson City 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 Carson City

Sunrise / Sunset in Carson City

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 26, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:55 pm
    • Sunset: 3:16 am
    • Solar Noon: 8:05 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:20
Solar Energy Statistics for Carson City

Best Months for Solar in Carson City

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: August (7.46 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (9.87 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.17 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Carson City

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

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

Solar Power Output in Carson City

The Power of Solar in Carson City, NV

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Carson City, NV

Solar Radiation Data in Carson City

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Cost of Utilities in Carson City

Carson City Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Carson City averaged 11.14 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2021, which was about 19% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.76¢/kWh in May. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Carson City

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Carson City Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Nevada averaged $9.41 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2021, which was approximately 23% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $12.21 per Mcf in April. [4]

Weather Forecast for Carson City, NV [5]

Mon Jul 26
93°F
Few Clouds
Min: 66°F
Max: 93°F
Fresh Breeze: 17 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 14%
Cloud cover: 11%
Tue Jul 27
82°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 65°F
Max: 87°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 81%
Wed Jul 28
88°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 88°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 23%
Cloud cover: 11%
Thu Jul 29
89°F
Light Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 89°F
Light breeze: 4 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 19%
Cloud cover: 5%
Fri Jul 30
92°F
Light Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 92°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 18%
Cloud cover: 2%
Sat Jul 31
91°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 66°F
Max: 91°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 19%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Carson City

About Carson City

The city of Carson City, NV in Carson City County has an approximate population of 55,274. [6]

Carson City Solar Power

Carson City, NV Solar Energy

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

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