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Solar Energy in Carson City, NV

Solar Energy in Carson City

The month of September has the highest historical solar radition values in Carson City with an average of 7.37 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Carson City

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Carson City

The total length of the day in Carson City, NV today (November 21, 2017) will be 09 hours and 50 minutes. [More]

Carson City, NV Solar Energy

Solar Power in Carson City, NV

Solar Energy Data in Carson City, NV

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Carson City, NV

Solar Radiation Data in Carson City

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

Carson City has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.27 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 27% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.21 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Carson City that are always titled at the latitude of Carson City (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.23 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.27 kWh/m2/day and approximately 14% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.21 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 Carson City

Solar Radiation Data in Carson City, NV

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Carson City.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Carson City, NV

Solar Radiation Data in Carson City

Carson City, NV has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.93 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Carson City is September with an average of 7.37 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 7.26 kWh/m2/day and July at 7.21 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Carson City (Nevada) are January with an average of 3.89 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 4.02 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.77 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Power Comparison: Carson City vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Carson City

The average monthly solar radiation level in Carson City, NV, of 5.93 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 59% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 10% 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 Carson City 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 Carson City

Sunrise / Sunset in Carson City

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 21, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:50 am
    • Sunset: 4:40 pm
    • Solar Noon: 11:45 am
    • Length of Day: 09:50
Solar Energy Statistics for Carson City

Best Months for Solar in Carson City

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation September (7.37 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (7.46 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (9.87 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.17 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Carson City

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

However, Carson City is in Carson City County and Carson City County has at least 177 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Carson City

The Power of Solar in Carson City, NV

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Carson City, NV

Solar Radiation Data in Carson City

Carson City (NV) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6732.19 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Carson City is August with an average of 672.11 kWhac, followed by September at 663.2 kWhac and July at 659.61 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Carson City (Nevada) are January with an average of 397.13 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 407.67 kWhac and February at 444.57 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Carson City

Carson City Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Carson City averaged 11.77 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2017, which was about 11% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.19¢/kWh in August. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Carson City

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Carson City Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Nevada averaged $14.10 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2017, which was approximately 22% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.09 per Mcf in August. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Carson City

Solar Energy Contractors in Carson City

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Carson City, NV.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Carson City

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Carson City, NV.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Carson City

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Carson City, NV.

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Weather Forecast for Carson City, NV [5]

Tue Nov 21
54°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 41°F
Max: 59°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 80%
Cloud cover: 48%
Wed Nov 22
57°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 40°F
Max: 62°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 8%
Thu Nov 23
57°F
Few Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 58°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 20%
Fri Nov 24
52°F
Light Rain
Min: 35°F
Max: 54°F
Calm: 0 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 27%
Sat Nov 25
51°F
Light Rain
Min: 38°F
Max: 53°F
Light breeze: 3 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 73%
Sun Nov 26
50°F
Light Rain
Min: 39°F
Max: 50°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 97%

More about Carson City

About Carson City

The city of Carson City, NV in Carson City County has an approximate population of 55,274. [6]

Carson City Solar Power

Carson City, NV Solar Energy

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

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