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Solar Energy in Patagonia, AZ

Solar Energy in Patagonia

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Patagonia with an average of 7.51 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Patagonia

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Patagonia

The total length of the day in Patagonia, AZ today (November 18, 2017) will be 10 hours and 26 minutes. [More]

Patagonia, AZ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Patagonia, AZ

Solar Energy Data in Patagonia, AZ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Patagonia, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Patagonia

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

Patagonia has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.74 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 24% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.6 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Patagonia that are always titled at the latitude of Patagonia (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.6 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.74 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.6 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.

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Solar Radiation Levels in Patagonia

Solar Radiation Data in Patagonia, AZ

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Patagonia, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Patagonia

Patagonia, AZ has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.59 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Patagonia is April with an average of 7.51 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 7.31 kWh/m2/day and June at 7.19 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Patagonia (Arizona) are December with an average of 5.25 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.67 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.96 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Patagonia

The average monthly solar radiation level in Patagonia, AZ, of 6.59 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 77% 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 Patagonia 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).

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Solar Data & Statistics for Patagonia

Sunrise / Sunset in Patagonia

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 18, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:55 am
    • Sunset: 5:22 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:08 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:26
Solar Energy Statistics for Patagonia

Best Months for Solar in Patagonia

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.51 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (7.69 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (9.37 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (8.06 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Patagonia

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

However, Patagonia is in Santa Cruz County and Santa Cruz County has at least 280 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Patagonia

The Power of Solar in Patagonia, AZ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Patagonia, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Patagonia

Patagonia (AZ) has a average annual solar AC output value of 7311.36 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Patagonia is April with an average of 683.98 kWhac, followed by March at 673.26 kWhac and May at 672.4 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Patagonia (Arizona) are December with an average of 517.06 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 528.64 kWhac and January at 555.54 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Patagonia

Patagonia Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Patagonia averaged 12.72 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2017, which was about 4% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.19¢/kWh in August. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Patagonia

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Patagonia Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Arizona averaged $23.32 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2017, which was approximately 29% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.09 per Mcf in August. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Patagonia

Solar Energy Contractors in Patagonia

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Patagonia

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Patagonia

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

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Weather Forecast for Patagonia, AZ [5]

Sat Nov 18
61°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 38°F
Max: 61°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 31%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Nov 19
62°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 37°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Nov 20
65°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 32°F
Max: 72°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 31%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Nov 21
67°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 37°F
Max: 67°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Nov 22
67°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 39°F
Max: 67°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 11%
Thu Nov 23
69°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 40°F
Max: 69°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 5%

More about Patagonia

About Patagonia

The town of Patagonia, AZ in Santa Cruz County has an approximate population of 913. [6]

Patagonia Solar Power

Patagonia, AZ Solar Energy

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

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