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Solar Energy in Orlando, FL

Solar Energy in Orlando

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Orlando with an average of 6.51 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Orlando

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Orlando

The total length of the day in Orlando, FL today (August 20, 2017) will be 13 hours and 01 minutes. [More]

Orlando, FL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Orlando, FL

Solar Energy Data in Orlando, FL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Orlando, FL

Solar Radiation Data in Orlando

Based on historical Orlando, 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 Orlando. [1]

Orlando has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.88 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.69 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Orlando that are always titled at the latitude of Orlando (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.39 kWh/m2/day, or about 10% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.88 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.69 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 Orlando

Solar Radiation Data in Orlando, FL

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Orlando, FL

Solar Radiation Data in Orlando

Orlando, FL has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.37 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Orlando is April with an average of 6.51 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 5.9 kWh/m2/day and March at 5.72 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Orlando (Florida) are December with an average of 4.26 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.58 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.85 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Orlando

The average monthly solar radiation level in Orlando, FL, of 5.37 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 44% 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 Orlando 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 Orlando

Sunrise / Sunset in Orlando

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 20, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:58 am
    • Sunset: 7:59 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:28 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:01
Solar Energy Statistics for Orlando

Best Months for Solar in Orlando

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (6.51 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (6.4 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.8 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.54 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Orlando

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

However, Orlando is in Orange County and Orange County has at least 339 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Orlando

The Power of Solar in Orlando, FL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Orlando, FL

Solar Radiation Data in Orlando

Orlando (FL) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6033.29 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Orlando is April with an average of 595.3 kWhac, followed by May at 556.5 kWhac and March at 551.31 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Orlando (Florida) are December with an average of 420.38 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 451.92 kWhac and November at 454.12 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Orlando

Orlando Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Orlando averaged 11.38 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2017, which was about 13% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.02¢/kWh in May. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Orlando

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Orlando Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Florida averaged $22.59 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in May 2017, which was approximately 71% 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 Orlando

Solar Energy Contractors in Orlando

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in Orlando

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

Sorry, no local business selling solar equipment were found.

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

Energy Conservation Consultants in Orlando

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

Sorry, no local energy conservation specialists were found.

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Weather Forecast for Orlando, FL [5]

Sun Aug 20
87°F
Light Rain
Min: 75°F
Max: 87°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 48%
Mon Aug 21
87°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 75°F
Max: 87°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 75%
Cloud cover: 48%
Tue Aug 22
89°F
Few Clouds
Min: 75°F
Max: 89°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 69%
Cloud cover: 20%
Wed Aug 23
83°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 79°F
Max: 83°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 52%
Thu Aug 24
82°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 76°F
Max: 82°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 38%
Fri Aug 25
83°F
Light Rain
Min: 76°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 33%

More about Orlando

About Orlando

The city of Orlando, FL in Orange County has an approximate population of 238,300. [6]

Orlando Solar Power

Orlando, FL Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

It takes light about 8 minutes, 19 seconds to travel the 93,000,000 miles from the sun's surface to us on Earth.

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