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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 (September 20, 2020) will be 12 hours and 11 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

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

* 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 September 20, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 1:46 pm
    • Sunset: 1:58 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:52 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:11
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 0 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 11.19 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2020, which was about 16% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.28¢/kWh in June. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Reno

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Reno Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Nevada averaged $13.21 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2020, which was approximately 14% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.37 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Reno, NV [5]

Sun Sep 20
74°F
Few Clouds
Min: 52°F
Max: 79°F
Light breeze: 5 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 20%
Mon Sep 21
75°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 55°F
Max: 83°F
Calm: 1 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 18%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Sep 22
75°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 80°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 19%
Cloud cover: 26%
Wed Sep 23
74°F
Few Clouds
Min: 52°F
Max: 83°F
Calm: 1 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 20%
Cloud cover: 19%
Thu Sep 24
73°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 82°F
Calm: 1 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 19%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Sep 25
72°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 51°F
Max: 81°F
Calm: 1 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 21%
Cloud cover: 6%

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.

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