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Solar Energy in Sparks, NV

Solar Energy in Sparks

The month of September has the highest historical solar radition values in Sparks with an average of 7.28 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Sparks

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Sparks

The total length of the day in Sparks, NV today (December 08, 2021) will be 9 hours and 28 minutes. [More]

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Sparks, NV Solar Energy

Solar Power in Sparks, NV

Solar Energy Data in Sparks, NV

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Sparks, NV

Solar Radiation Data in Sparks

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

Sparks has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.2 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 26% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.04 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Sparks that are always titled at the latitude of Sparks (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.17 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.2 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.04 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 Sparks

Solar Radiation Data in Sparks, NV

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Sparks, NV

Solar Radiation Data in Sparks

Sparks, NV has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.08 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Sparks is September with an average of 7.28 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 7.27 kWh/m2/day and August at 7.21 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Sparks (Nevada) are December with an average of 3.93 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 4.64 kWh/m2/day and January at 4.82 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Sparks

The average monthly solar radiation level in Sparks, NV, of 6.08 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 63% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 8% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Sparks

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 08, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:07 am
    • Sunset: 4:35 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:28
Solar Energy Statistics for Sparks

Best Months for Solar in Sparks

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation September (7.28 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (7.39 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (9.69 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (8.03 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Sparks

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Solar Power Output in Sparks

The Power of Solar in Sparks, NV

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Sparks, NV

Solar Radiation Data in Sparks

Sparks (NV) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6749.12 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Sparks is August with an average of 646.72 kWhac, followed by July at 646.62 kWhac and May at 638.77 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Sparks (Nevada) are December with an average of 397.22 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 445.69 kWhac and February at 446.03 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Sparks

Sparks Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Sparks averaged 11.22 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2021, which was about 21% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.19¢/kWh in September. [3]

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Sparks Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Nevada averaged $15.03 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2021, which was approximately 26% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $20.22 per Mcf in September. [4]

Weather Forecast for Sparks, NV [5]

Wed Dec 8
47°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 41°F
Max: 51°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 75%
Thu Dec 9
38°F
Rain And Snow
Min: 31°F
Max: 45°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 97%
Fri Dec 10
32°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 28°F
Max: 37°F
Light breeze: 4 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 10%
Sat Dec 11
40°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 33°F
Max: 45°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Dec 12
43°F
Rain And Snow
Min: 33°F
Max: 47°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 30%
Mon Dec 13
35°F
Snow
Min: 29°F
Max: 36°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Sparks

About Sparks

The city of Sparks, NV in Washoe County has an approximate population of 90,264. [6]

Sparks Solar Power

Sparks, NV Solar Energy

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

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