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Solar Energy in Pima, AZ

Solar Energy in Pima

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Pima with an average of 7.48 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Pima

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Pima

The total length of the day in Pima, AZ today (February 19, 2019) will be 11 hours and 10 minutes. [More]

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Pima, AZ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Pima, AZ

Solar Energy Data in Pima, AZ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Pima, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Pima

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

Pima has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.7 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 24% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.49 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Pima that are always titled at the latitude of Pima (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.6 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.7 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.49 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 Pima

Solar Radiation Data in Pima, AZ

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Pima, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Pima

Pima, 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 Pima is April with an average of 7.48 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 7.25 kWh/m2/day and June at 7.1 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Pima (Arizona) are December with an average of 5.31 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.73 kWh/m2/day and November at 6.02 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Pima

The average monthly solar radiation level in Pima, 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 Pima 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 Pima

Sunrise / Sunset in Pima

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 19, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 1:57 pm
    • Sunset: 1:08 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:33 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:10
Solar Energy Statistics for Pima

Best Months for Solar in Pima

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.48 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (7.5 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (9.12 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.03 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Pima

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

However, Pima is in Graham County and Graham County has at least 110 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Pima

The Power of Solar in Pima, AZ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Pima, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Pima

Pima (AZ) has a average annual solar AC output value of 7310.65 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Pima is April with an average of 681.23 kWhac, followed by March at 674.23 kWhac and May at 666.27 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Pima (Arizona) are December with an average of 522.85 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 532 kWhac and January at 561.36 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Pima

Pima Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Pima averaged 12.65 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in November 2018, which was about 2% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.95¢/kWh in November. [3]

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Pima Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Arizona averaged $14.16 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in November 2018, which was approximately 50% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.43 per Mcf in November. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Pima

Solar Energy Contractors in Pima

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

Our search for solar contractors companies located in Pima produced no matches.

Solar Energy Equipment in Pima

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Pima

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

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Weather Forecast for Pima, AZ [5]

Tue Feb 19
44°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 23°F
Max: 44°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 20%
Wed Feb 20
34°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 10°F
Max: 40°F
Light breeze: 3 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Feb 21
38°F
Light Snow
Min: 15°F
Max: 41°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 68%
Fri Feb 22
40°F
Snow
Min: 28°F
Max: 40°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 54%
Sat Feb 23
37°F
Light Snow
Min: 22°F
Max: 41°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 70%
Sun Feb 24
39°F
Snow
Min: 26°F
Max: 39°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 57%

More about Pima

About Pima

The town of Pima, AZ in Graham County has an approximate population of 2,387. [6]

Pima Solar Power

Pima, AZ Solar Energy

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

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