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Solar Energy in Las Vegas, NV

Solar Energy in Las Vegas

The month of September has the highest historical solar radition values in Las Vegas with an average of 7.42 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Las Vegas

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Las Vegas

The total length of the day in Las Vegas, NV today (September 27, 2022) will be 11 hours and 58 minutes. [More]

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Las Vegas, NV Solar Energy

Solar Power in Las Vegas, NV

Solar Energy Data in Las Vegas, NV

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Las Vegas, NV

Solar Radiation Data in Las Vegas

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

Las Vegas has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.68 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 25% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.62 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Las Vegas that are always titled at the latitude of Las Vegas (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.69 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.68 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.62 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 Las Vegas

Solar Radiation Data in Las Vegas, NV

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Las Vegas.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Las Vegas, NV

Solar Radiation Data in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.51 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Las Vegas is September with an average of 7.42 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 7.18 kWh/m2/day and May at 7.17 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Las Vegas (Nevada) are December with an average of 4.9 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.24 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.94 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Las Vegas vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Las Vegas

The average monthly solar radiation level in Las Vegas, NV, of 6.51 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 66% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 2% 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: Las Vegas vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas

Sunrise / Sunset in Las Vegas

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 27, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:32 am
    • Sunset: 6:30 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:58
Solar Energy Statistics for Las Vegas

Best Months for Solar in Las Vegas

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation September (7.42 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: September (7.43 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.68 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.37 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Las Vegas

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Solar Power Output in Las Vegas

The Power of Solar in Las Vegas, NV

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Las Vegas, NV

Solar Radiation Data in Las Vegas

Las Vegas (NV) has a average annual solar AC output value of 7144.5 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Las Vegas is March with an average of 669.26 kWhac, followed by April at 651.24 kWhac and May at 645.56 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Las Vegas (Nevada) are December with an average of 486.35 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 514.01 kWhac and January at 516.04 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Las Vegas

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Weather Forecast for Las Vegas, NV [5]

Tue Sep 27
92°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 79°F
Max: 95°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 12%
Cloud cover: 49%
Wed Sep 28
90°F
Light Rain
Min: 80°F
Max: 95°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 1%
Thu Sep 29
88°F
Light Rain
Min: 78°F
Max: 95°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 8%
Fri Sep 30
89°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 79°F
Max: 94°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 1%
Sat Oct 1
84°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 77°F
Max: 91°F
Light breeze: 5 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Oct 2
85°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 75°F
Max: 91°F
Light breeze: 5 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 18%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Las Vegas

About Las Vegas

The city of Las Vegas, NV in Clark County has an approximate population of 583,756. [6]

Las Vegas Solar Power

Las Vegas, NV Solar Energy

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

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It takes light about 8 minutes, 19 seconds to travel the 93,000,000 miles from the sun's surface to us on Earth.

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