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Solar Energy in Cave Creek, AZ

Solar Energy in Cave Creek

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

Solar Panels in Cave Creek

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Cave Creek

The total length of the day in Cave Creek, AZ today (December 16, 2018) will be 09 hours and 54 minutes. [More]

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Cave Creek, AZ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Cave Creek, AZ

Solar Energy Data in Cave Creek, AZ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Cave Creek, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Cave Creek

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

Cave Creek has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.75 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 25% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.62 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Cave Creek that are always titled at the latitude of Cave Creek (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 13% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.62 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 Cave Creek

Solar Radiation Data in Cave Creek, AZ

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Cave Creek.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Cave Creek, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Cave Creek

Cave Creek, AZ 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 Cave Creek 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 Cave Creek (Arizona) are December with an average of 4.9 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.1 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.61 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Cave Creek vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Cave Creek

The average monthly solar radiation level in Cave Creek, AZ, 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: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Cave Creek 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 Cave Creek

Sunrise / Sunset in Cave Creek

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 16, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:26 am
    • Sunset: 5:21 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:23 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:54
Solar Energy Statistics for Cave Creek

Best Months for Solar in Cave Creek

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.54 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (7.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.84 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.44 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Cave Creek

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the town of Cave Creek, AZ at this current time.

However, Cave Creek is in Maricopa County and Maricopa County has at least 57,533 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Cave Creek

The Power of Solar in Cave Creek, AZ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Cave Creek, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Cave Creek

Cave Creek (AZ) has a average annual solar AC output value of 7159.64 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Cave Creek is May with an average of 685.99 kWhac, followed by April at 674.25 kWhac and August at 644.22 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Cave Creek (Arizona) are December with an average of 478.16 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 493.62 kWhac and November at 515.55 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Cave Creek

Cave Creek Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Cave Creek averaged 12.91 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2018, which was about 1% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.01¢/kWh in September. [3]

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Cave Creek Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Arizona averaged $20.97 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2018, which was approximately 21% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.32 per Mcf in September. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Cave Creek

Solar Energy Contractors in Cave Creek

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Cave Creek, AZ.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Cave Creek

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Cave Creek, AZ.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Cave Creek

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Cave Creek, AZ.

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Weather Forecast for Cave Creek, AZ [5]

Sat Dec 15
51°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 45°F
Max: 51°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 Cave Creek

About Cave Creek

The town of Cave Creek, AZ in Maricopa County has an approximate population of 5,015. [6]

Cave Creek Solar Power

Cave Creek, AZ Solar Energy

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

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