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Solar Energy in Waco, TX

Solar Energy in Waco

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Solar Panels in Waco

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Waco

The total length of the day in Waco, TX today (November 20, 2019) will be 10 hours and 26 minutes. [More]

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Waco, TX Solar Energy

Solar Power in Waco, TX

Solar Energy Data in Waco, TX

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Waco, TX

Solar Radiation Data in Waco

Based on historical Waco, 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 Waco. [1]

Waco has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.7 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.78 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Waco that are always titled at the latitude of Waco (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.21 kWh/m2/day, or about 11% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.7 kWh/m2/day and approximately 9% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.78 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 Waco

Solar Radiation Data in Waco, TX

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Waco, TX

Solar Radiation Data in Waco

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

Solar Power Levels in Waco

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Waco

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 20, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 1:01 pm
    • Sunset: 11:27 pm
    • Solar Noon: 6:14 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:26
Solar Energy Statistics for Waco

Best Months for Solar in Waco

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: August (6.28 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (6.15 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.77 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Waco

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

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

Solar Power Output in Waco

The Power of Solar in Waco, TX

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Waco, TX

Solar Radiation Data in Waco

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Cost of Utilities in Waco

Waco Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Waco averaged 11.80 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2019, which was about 11% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.30¢/kWh in August. [3]

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Waco Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Texas averaged $22.22 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2019, which was approximately 20% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.58 per Mcf in August. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Waco

Solar Energy Contractors in Waco

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Waco, TX.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Waco

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Waco, TX.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Waco

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Waco, TX.

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Weather Forecast for Waco, TX [5]

Wed Nov 20
71°F
Light Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 73°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 76%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Nov 21
69°F
Light Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 71°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 89%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Nov 22
57°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 48°F
Max: 67°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 89%
Cloud cover: 99%
Sat Nov 23
62°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 45°F
Max: 69°F
Light breeze: 7 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Nov 24
60°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 45°F
Max: 63°F
Calm: 2 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 99%
Mon Nov 25
62°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 46°F
Max: 66°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 62%

More about Waco

About Waco

The city of Waco, TX in McLennan County has an approximate population of 124,805. [6]

Waco Solar Power

Waco, TX Solar Energy

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

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Solar cells convert sunlight into electricity through a physical process known as the photovoltaic effect.

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