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Solar Energy in Reno, NV

Solar Energy in Reno

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Solar Panels in Reno

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Reno

The total length of the day in Reno, NV today (May 20, 2019) will be 14 hours and 30 minutes. [More]

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Reno, NV Solar Energy

Solar Power in Reno, NV

Solar Energy Data in Reno, NV

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Reno, NV

Solar Radiation Data in Reno

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

Reno has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.21 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 26% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.07 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Reno that are always titled at the latitude of Reno (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.16 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.21 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.07 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 Reno

Solar Radiation Data in Reno, NV

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Reno, NV

Solar Radiation Data in Reno

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

Solar Power Levels in Reno

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Reno

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 20, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:40 pm
    • Sunset: 3:11 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:55 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:30
Solar Energy Statistics for Reno

Best Months for Solar in Reno

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: August (7.4 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (9.71 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.05 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Reno

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

However, Reno is in Washoe County and Washoe County has at least 1,724 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Reno

The Power of Solar in Reno, NV

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Reno, NV

Solar Radiation Data in Reno

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Cost of Utilities in Reno

Reno Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Reno averaged 11.82 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in February 2019, which was about 7% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.70¢/kWh in February. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Reno

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Reno Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Nevada averaged $7.43 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in February 2019, which was approximately 22% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.49 per Mcf in February. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Reno

Solar Energy Contractors in Reno

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Reno, NV.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Reno

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Reno, NV.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Reno

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Reno, NV.

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Weather Forecast for Reno, NV [5]

Sun May 19
32°F
Few Clouds
Min: 32°F
Max: 32°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 88%
Cloud cover: 18%
Mon May 20
51°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 32°F
Max: 52°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue May 21
39°F
Snow
Min: 31°F
Max: 43°F
High wind, near gale: 16 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 94%
Wed May 22
40°F
Snow
Min: 33°F
Max: 46°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 89%
Cloud cover: 97%
Thu May 23
49°F
Light Rain
Min: 34°F
Max: 53°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 17%
Fri May 24
55°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 61°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Reno

About Reno

The city of Reno, NV in Washoe County has an approximate population of 225,221. [6]

Reno Solar Power

Reno, NV Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

The solar energy that strikes the Earth in one hour could provide all of the Earth's energy needs for a complete year.

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