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Solar Energy in Glendale, AZ

Solar Energy in Glendale

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

Solar Panels in Glendale

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Glendale

The total length of the day in Glendale, AZ today (December 15, 2018) will be 09 hours and 56 minutes. [More]

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Glendale, AZ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Glendale, AZ

Solar Energy Data in Glendale, AZ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Glendale, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Glendale

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

Glendale has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.8 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 23% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.5 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Glendale that are always titled at the latitude of Glendale (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.71 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.8 kWh/m2/day and approximately 11% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.5 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 Glendale

Solar Radiation Data in Glendale, AZ

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Glendale, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Glendale

Glendale, AZ has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.57 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Glendale is April with an average of 7.54 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 7.53 kWh/m2/day and June at 7.28 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Glendale (Arizona) are December with an average of 4.89 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.09 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.6 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Glendale

The average monthly solar radiation level in Glendale, AZ, of 6.57 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 0% 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 Glendale 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 Glendale

Sunrise / Sunset in Glendale

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 15, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:26 am
    • Sunset: 5:22 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:24 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:56
Solar Energy Statistics for Glendale

Best Months for Solar in Glendale

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.54 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (7.49 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.42 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.36 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Glendale

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

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

Solar Power Output in Glendale

The Power of Solar in Glendale, AZ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Glendale, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Glendale

Glendale (AZ) has a average annual solar AC output value of 7160.78 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Glendale is May with an average of 687.31 kWhac, followed by April at 674.84 kWhac and August at 645.02 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Glendale (Arizona) are December with an average of 477.06 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 492.67 kWhac and November at 514.61 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Glendale

Glendale Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Glendale 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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Glendale 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 Glendale

Solar Energy Contractors in Glendale

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Glendale

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Glendale

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

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Weather Forecast for Glendale, AZ [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: 36°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
53°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 30°F
Max: 54°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Dec 19
55°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 29°F
Max: 58°F
: 3 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Dec 20
54°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 29°F
Max: 59°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Glendale

About Glendale

The city of Glendale, AZ in Maricopa County has an approximate population of 226,721. [6]

Glendale Solar Power

Glendale, AZ Solar Energy

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

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