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Solar Energy in Homestead, FL

Solar Energy in Homestead

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Homestead with an average of 6.21 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Homestead

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Homestead

The total length of the day in Homestead, FL today (February 19, 2019) will be 11 hours and 25 minutes. [More]

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Homestead, FL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Homestead, FL

Solar Energy Data in Homestead, FL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Homestead, FL

Solar Radiation Data in Homestead

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

Homestead has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.97 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 9% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Homestead that are always titled at the latitude of Homestead (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.4 kWh/m2/day, or about 9% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.97 kWh/m2/day and approximately 18% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.58 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.

Solar Radiation Levels in Homestead

Solar Radiation Data in Homestead, FL

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Homestead, FL

Solar Radiation Data in Homestead

Homestead, FL has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.27 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Homestead is April with an average of 6.21 kWh/m2/day, followed by March at 5.69 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.64 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Homestead (Florida) are December with an average of 4.53 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 4.55 kWh/m2/day and January at 4.6 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Homestead

The average monthly solar radiation level in Homestead, FL, of 5.27 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 41% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 20% 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 Homestead 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 Homestead

Sunrise / Sunset in Homestead

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 19, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:53 am
    • Sunset: 11:18 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:35 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:25
Solar Energy Statistics for Homestead

Best Months for Solar in Homestead

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (6.21 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (6.44 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.78 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: April (6.39 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Homestead

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the city of Homestead, FL at this current time.

However, Homestead is in Miami-Dade County and Miami-Dade County has at least 52 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Homestead

The Power of Solar in Homestead, FL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Homestead, FL

Solar Radiation Data in Homestead

Homestead (FL) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5934.16 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Homestead is April with an average of 575.66 kWhac, followed by March at 551.75 kWhac and May at 535.32 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Homestead (Florida) are November with an average of 425.69 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 442.88 kWhac and January at 447.83 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Homestead

Homestead Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Homestead averaged 12.14 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in November 2018, which was about 6% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.95¢/kWh in November. [3]

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Homestead Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Florida averaged $23.82 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in November 2018, which was approximately 153% 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 Homestead

Solar Energy Contractors in Homestead

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Homestead, FL.

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in Homestead

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Homestead, FL.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Homestead

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Homestead, FL.

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Weather Forecast for Homestead, FL [5]

Tue Feb 19
80°F
Light Rain
Min: 75°F
Max: 80°F
: 17 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 82%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Feb 20
76°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 78°F
High wind, near gale: 16 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 44%
Thu Feb 21
79°F
Few Clouds
Min: 75°F
Max: 79°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 86%
Cloud cover: 12%
Fri Feb 22
84°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 84°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Feb 23
83°F
Light Rain
Min: 72°F
Max: 83°F
High wind, near gale: 16 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 32%
Sun Feb 24
84°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 84°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Homestead

About Homestead

The city of Homestead, FL in Miami-Dade County has an approximate population of 60,512. [6]

Homestead Solar Power

Homestead, FL Solar Energy

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

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