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Solar Energy in Reno, NV

Solar Energy in Reno

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Reno with an average of 7.63 kWh/m2/day. [More]

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 (November 28, 2022) will be 9 hours and 39 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]

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

Reno, NV has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.17 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Reno is August with an average of 7.63 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 7.24 kWh/m2/day and September at 7.22 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Reno (Nevada) are December with an average of 4.36 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.58 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.81 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Reno

The average monthly solar radiation level in Reno, NV, of 6.17 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 57% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 7% 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: Reno 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 November 28, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:57 am
    • Sunset: 4:36 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:39
Solar Energy Statistics for Reno

Best Months for Solar in Reno

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (7.63 kWh/m2/day)
    • 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

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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

Reno (NV) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6870.5 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Reno is August with an average of 676.94 kWhac, followed by May at 644.37 kWhac and July at 644.08 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Reno (Nevada) are December with an average of 439.73 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 453.26 kWhac and November at 457.66 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Reno

Reno Electricity Costs

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Reno Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Reno, NV [5]

Mon Nov 28
46°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 30°F
Max: 47°F
Fresh Breeze: 21 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 27%
Tue Nov 29
36°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 28°F
Max: 41°F
Light breeze: 5 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Nov 30
44°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 34°F
Max: 49°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Dec 1
40°F
Rain And Snow
Min: 29°F
Max: 40°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 64%
Fri Dec 2
31°F
Few Clouds
Min: 21°F
Max: 36°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 14%
Sat Dec 3
39°F
Snow
Min: 27°F
Max: 44°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 59%

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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