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Solar Energy in Payson, AZ

Solar Energy in Payson

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Payson with an average of 6.65 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Payson

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Payson

The total length of the day in Payson, AZ today (August 23, 2017) will be 13 hours and 09 minutes. [More]

Payson, AZ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Payson, AZ

Solar Energy Data in Payson, AZ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Payson, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Payson

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

Payson has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.58 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 26% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Payson that are always titled at the latitude of Payson (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.48 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.58 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.58 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 Payson

Solar Radiation Data in Payson, AZ

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Payson, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Payson

Payson, AZ has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.95 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Payson is June with an average of 6.65 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 6.59 kWh/m2/day and September at 6.59 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Payson (Arizona) are December with an average of 5 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.07 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.4 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Payson

The average monthly solar radiation level in Payson, AZ, of 5.95 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 60% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is (sorry, data not currently available) the average level of 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 Payson 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 Payson

Sunrise / Sunset in Payson

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:53 am
    • Sunset: 7:02 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:27 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:09
Solar Energy Statistics for Payson

Best Months for Solar in Payson

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (6.65 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (7.37 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (10.16 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.41 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Payson

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

However, Payson is in Gila County and Gila County has at least 592 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Payson

The Power of Solar in Payson, AZ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Payson, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Payson

Payson (AZ) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6929.33 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Payson is May with an average of 646.48 kWhac, followed by March at 627.73 kWhac and April at 621.12 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Payson (Arizona) are December with an average of 514.65 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 523.9 kWhac and November at 528.35 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Payson

Payson Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Payson averaged 13.04 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2017, which was about 0% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.02¢/kWh in May. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Payson

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Payson Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Arizona averaged $18.01 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in May 2017, which was approximately 36% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $13.21 per Mcf in May. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Payson

Solar Energy Contractors in Payson

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Payson

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Payson

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

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Weather Forecast for Payson, AZ [5]

Wed Aug 23
92°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 93°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 25%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Aug 24
89°F
Light Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 89°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Aug 25
91°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 62°F
Max: 93°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 25%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Aug 26
87°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 89°F
Light breeze: 1 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Aug 27
88°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 57°F
Max: 88°F
Light breeze: 1 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Aug 28
89°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 89°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Payson

About Payson

The town of Payson, AZ in Gila County has an approximate population of 15,301. [6]

Payson Solar Power

Payson, AZ Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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