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Solar Energy in Friendswood, TX

Solar Energy in Friendswood

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Solar Panels in Friendswood

Solar panels in Friendswood that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in Friendswood

The total length of the day in Friendswood, TX today (July 12, 2020) will be 13 hours and 52 minutes. [More]

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Friendswood, TX Solar Energy

Solar Power in Friendswood, TX

Solar Energy Data in Friendswood, TX

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Friendswood, TX

Solar Radiation Data in Friendswood

Based on historical Friendswood, TX data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in Friendswood. [1]

Friendswood has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.57 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 9% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.21 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Friendswood that are always titled at the latitude of Friendswood (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.98 kWh/m2/day, or about 9% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.57 kWh/m2/day and approximately 18% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.21 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 Friendswood

Solar Radiation Data in Friendswood, TX

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Friendswood, TX

Solar Radiation Data in Friendswood

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

Solar Power Levels in Friendswood

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Friendswood

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 12, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:30 am
    • Sunset: 1:22 am
    • Solar Noon: 6:26 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:52
Solar Energy Statistics for Friendswood

Best Months for Solar in Friendswood

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: May (5.7 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (4.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.24 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Friendswood

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

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

Solar Power Output in Friendswood

The Power of Solar in Friendswood, TX

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Friendswood, TX

Solar Radiation Data in Friendswood

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Cost of Utilities in Friendswood

Friendswood Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Friendswood averaged 12.30 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2020, which was about 7% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.28¢/kWh in April. [3]

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Friendswood Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Texas averaged $13.30 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2020, which was approximately 25% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $10.68 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Friendswood, TX [5]

Sun Jul 12
82°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 81°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 1%
Mon Jul 13
94°F
Few Clouds
Min: 79°F
Max: 97°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 17%
Tue Jul 14
94°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 77°F
Max: 94°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 2%
Wed Jul 15
93°F
Few Clouds
Min: 77°F
Max: 93°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 22%
Thu Jul 16
93°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 78°F
Max: 93°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 80%
Fri Jul 17
94°F
Light Rain
Min: 76°F
Max: 94°F
Calm: 1 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 24%

More about Friendswood

About Friendswood

The city of Friendswood, TX in Galveston County has an approximate population of 35,805. [6]

Friendswood Solar Power

Friendswood, TX Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Friendswood, TX, or for more solar-related resources for Friendswood, 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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