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Solar Energy in Houston, DE

Solar Energy in Houston

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Houston with an average of 5.77 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Houston

Solar panels in Houston that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in Houston

The total length of the day in Houston, DE today (February 19, 2019) will be 10 hours and 56 minutes. [More]

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Houston, DE Solar Energy

Solar Power in Houston, DE

Solar Energy Data in Houston, DE

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Houston, DE

Solar Radiation Data in Houston

Based on historical Houston, DE data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in Houston. [1]

Houston has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.14 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 0% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.13 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Houston that are always titled at the latitude of Houston (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.85 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.14 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.13 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 Houston

Solar Radiation Data in Houston, DE

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Houston, DE

Solar Radiation Data in Houston

Houston, DE has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.69 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Houston is June with an average of 5.77 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.72 kWh/m2/day and July at 5.6 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Houston (Delaware) are December with an average of 2.86 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.42 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.48 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Houston

The average monthly solar radiation level in Houston, DE, of 4.69 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 26% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 29% 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 Houston 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 Houston

Sunrise / Sunset in Houston

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 19, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:47 am
    • Sunset: 10:44 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:15 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:56
Solar Energy Statistics for Houston

Best Months for Solar in Houston

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.77 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.61 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.71 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.04 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Houston

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

However, Houston is in Kent County and Kent County has at least 552 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Houston

The Power of Solar in Houston, DE

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Houston, DE

Solar Radiation Data in Houston

Houston (DE) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5463.46 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Houston is August with an average of 543.65 kWhac, followed by June at 532.28 kWhac and July at 528.46 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Houston (Delaware) are December with an average of 297.77 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 344.99 kWhac and January at 362.99 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Houston

Houston Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Houston averaged 12.87 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in November 2018, which was about 1% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.95¢/kWh in November. [3]

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Houston Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Delaware averaged $12.89 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in November 2018, which was approximately 37% 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 Houston

Solar Energy Contractors in Houston

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Houston, DE.

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in Houston

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Houston, DE.

Sorry, no local business selling solar equipment were found.

Our search for companies selling solar parts located in Houston produced no matches.

Energy Conservation Consultants in Houston

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Houston, DE.

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Weather Forecast for Houston, DE [5]

Tue Feb 19
38°F
Few Clouds
Min: 28°F
Max: 39°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 24%
Wed Feb 20
34°F
Snow
Min: 30°F
Max: 44°F
High wind, near gale: 15 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 85%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Feb 21
53°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 38°F
Max: 53°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 87%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Feb 22
43°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 25°F
Max: 43°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 3%
Sat Feb 23
44°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 23°F
Max: 44°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 92%
Sun Feb 24
50°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 51°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 99%

More about Houston

About Houston

The town of Houston, DE in Kent County has an approximate population of 374. [6]

Houston Solar Power

Houston, DE Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Houston, DE, or for more solar-related resources for Houston, 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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