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Solar Power in 85085 (Phoenix, AZ)

Solar Energy in 85085

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in 85085 with an average of 7.54 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 85085

Solar panels in 85085 that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 85085

The total length of the day in 85085 (Phoenix, AZ) today (December 15, 2018) will be 09 hours and 55 minutes. [More]

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85085 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 85085 (Phoenix, AZ)

Solar Energy Data for 85085

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 85085.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 85085

Solar Radiation Data in 85085

Based on historical 85085 data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in 85085. [1]

The region associated with 85085 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.75 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 23% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.45 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 85085 that are always titled at the latitude of Phoenix (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.65 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.75 kWh/m2/day and approximately 11% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.45 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 85085

Solar Radiation Data in 85085

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 85085.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 85085

Solar Radiation Data in 85085

The region associated with 85085 has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.56 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 85085 is April with an average of 7.54 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 7.52 kWh/m2/day and June at 7.26 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 85085 are December with an average of 4.89 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.1 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.6 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 85085 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 85085

The average monthly solar radiation level in 85085, of 6.56 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 76% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 1% 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: 85085 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 85085 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 85085

Sunrise / Sunset in 85085

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 15, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:26 am
    • Sunset: 5:21 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:24 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:55
Solar Energy Statistics for 85085

Best Months for Solar in 85085

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.54 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (7.44 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.44 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.36 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 85085

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in 85085 at this current time.

However, 85085 is in Maricopa County and Maricopa County (AZ) has at least 57,533 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in 85085

The Power of Solar in 85085

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 85085. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 85085. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 85085

Solar Radiation Data in 85085

85085 has a average annual solar AC output value of 7159.97 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 85085 is May with an average of 686.36 kWhac, followed by April at 674.42 kWhac and August at 644.44 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 85085 are December with an average of 477.86 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 493.37 kWhac and November at 515.29 kWhac. [2]

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Solar Businesses in 85085

Solar Energy Contractors in 85085

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near 85085.

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Solar Energy Equipment in 85085

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near 85085.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in 85085

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near 85085.

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Weather Forecast for 85085 [5]

Sat Dec 15
50°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 44°F
Max: 50°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 32%
Sun Dec 16
58°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 37°F
Max: 65°F
Light breeze: 3 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Dec 17
59°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 34°F
Max: 64°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 8%
Tue Dec 18
51°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 24°F
Max: 52°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Dec 19
55°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 25°F
Max: 56°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Dec 20
57°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 31°F
Max: 58°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 4%

More about 85085

About 85085

The ZIP code 85085 is associated with the city of Phoenix in Maricopa County in Arizona.

85085 Solar Power

85085 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 85085, or for more solar-related resources for AZ, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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