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Solar Energy in Sparks, NV

Solar Energy in Sparks

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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 (April 18, 2021) will be 13 hours and 25 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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Sparks, NV

Solar Radiation Data in Sparks

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

Solar Power Levels in Sparks

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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 April 18, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 1:15 pm
    • Sunset: 2:40 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:58 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:25
Solar Energy Statistics for Sparks

Best Months for Solar in Sparks

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • 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

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

However, Sparks is in Washoe County and Washoe County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

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

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Cost of Utilities in Sparks

Sparks Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Sparks averaged 11.53 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in January 2021, which was about 9% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.69¢/kWh in January. [3]

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Sparks Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Nevada averaged $7.81 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in January 2021, which was approximately 20% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.74 per Mcf in January. [4]

Weather Forecast for Sparks, NV [5]

Sun Apr 18
59°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 45°F
Max: 68°F
Light breeze: 5 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 14%
Cloud cover: 1%
Mon Apr 19
67°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 51°F
Max: 72°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 20%
Cloud cover: 95%
Tue Apr 20
63°F
Light Rain
Min: 49°F
Max: 70°F
Fresh Breeze: 21 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 25%
Cloud cover: 68%
Wed Apr 21
55°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 46°F
Max: 62°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 7%
Thu Apr 22
59°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 47°F
Max: 65°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 25%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Apr 23
67°F
Few Clouds
Min: 50°F
Max: 76°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 16%
Cloud cover: 19%

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.

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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