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Solar Energy in Superior, AZ

Solar Energy in Superior

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Superior with an average of 7.55 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Superior

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Superior

The total length of the day in Superior, AZ today (December 16, 2018) will be 09 hours and 57 minutes. [More]

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Superior, AZ Solar Energy

Solar Power in Superior, AZ

Solar Energy Data in Superior, AZ

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Superior, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Superior

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

Superior has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.74 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 25% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.65 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Superior that are always titled at the latitude of Superior (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.62 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 7.65 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 Superior

Solar Radiation Data in Superior, AZ

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Superior, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Superior

Superior, 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 Superior is April with an average of 7.55 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 7.54 kWh/m2/day and June at 7.29 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Superior (Arizona) are December with an average of 4.88 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.08 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.59 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Superior

The average monthly solar radiation level in Superior, 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 Superior 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 Superior

Sunrise / Sunset in Superior

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 16, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:21 am
    • Sunset: 5:19 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:20 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:57
Solar Energy Statistics for Superior

Best Months for Solar in Superior

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.55 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (7.48 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.91 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.39 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Superior

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

However, Superior is in Pinal County and Pinal County has at least 4,493 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Superior

The Power of Solar in Superior, AZ

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Superior, AZ

Solar Radiation Data in Superior

Superior (AZ) has a average annual solar AC output value of 7161.63 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Superior is May with an average of 688.42 kWhac, followed by April at 675.33 kWhac and August at 645.68 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Superior (Arizona) are December with an average of 476.11 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 491.86 kWhac and November at 513.8 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Superior

Superior Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Superior 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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Superior 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 Superior

Solar Energy Contractors in Superior

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Superior

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Superior

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

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Weather Forecast for Superior, AZ [5]

Sat Dec 15
48°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 48°F
Max: 48°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 68%
Sun Dec 16
58°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 33°F
Max: 63°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 24%
Cloud cover: 32%
Mon Dec 17
58°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 30°F
Max: 65°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 25%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Dec 18
48°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 25°F
Max: 49°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Dec 19
55°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 23°F
Max: 55°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Dec 20
54°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 30°F
Max: 56°F
Light breeze: 3 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Superior

About Superior

The town of Superior, AZ in Pinal County has an approximate population of 2,837. [6]

Superior Solar Power

Superior, AZ Solar Energy

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

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