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Solar Energy in Las Vegas, NV

Solar Energy in Las Vegas

The month of May has the highest historical solar radition values in Las Vegas with an average of 7.42 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Las Vegas

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Las Vegas

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

Las Vegas, NV Solar Energy

Solar Power in Las Vegas, NV

Solar Energy Data in Las Vegas, NV

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Las Vegas, NV

Solar Radiation Data in Las Vegas

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

Las Vegas has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.68 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 25% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.62 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Las Vegas that are always titled at the latitude of Las Vegas (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.69 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.68 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.62 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 Las Vegas

Solar Radiation Data in Las Vegas, NV

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Las Vegas.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Las Vegas, NV

Solar Radiation Data in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.6 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Las Vegas is May with an average of 7.42 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 7.36 kWh/m2/day and June at 7.35 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Las Vegas (Nevada) are December with an average of 5.05 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.19 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.75 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Power Comparison: Las Vegas vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Las Vegas

The average monthly solar radiation level in Las Vegas, NV, of 6.6 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 77% 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 Las Vegas 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 Las Vegas

Sunrise / Sunset in Las Vegas

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 20, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:03 am
    • Sunset: 7:23 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:43 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:20
Solar Energy Statistics for Las Vegas

Best Months for Solar in Las Vegas

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation May (7.42 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: September (7.43 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.68 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.37 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Las Vegas

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

However, Las Vegas is in Clark County and Clark County has at least 13,518 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Las Vegas

The Power of Solar in Las Vegas, NV

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Las Vegas, NV

Solar Radiation Data in Las Vegas

Las Vegas (NV) has a average annual solar AC output value of 7313.6 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Las Vegas is May with an average of 693.17 kWhac, followed by April at 676.59 kWhac and July at 663.47 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Las Vegas (Nevada) are December with an average of 496.08 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 513.02 kWhac and February at 524.05 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Las Vegas averaged 12.15 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2017, which was about 7% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.02¢/kWh in May. [3]

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Las Vegas Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Nevada averaged $10.63 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in May 2017, which was approximately 20% less 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 Las Vegas

Solar Energy Contractors in Las Vegas

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Las Vegas, NV.

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in Las Vegas

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Las Vegas, NV.

Sorry, no local business selling solar equipment were found.

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

Energy Conservation Consultants in Las Vegas

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Las Vegas, NV.

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Weather Forecast for Las Vegas, NV [5]

Sun Aug 20
95°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 84°F
Max: 100°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 18%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Aug 21
79°F
Light Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 87°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 76%
Tue Aug 22
82°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 92°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Aug 23
90°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 95°F
Light breeze: 3 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Aug 24
91°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 57°F
Max: 97°F
Calm: 1 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Aug 25
93°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 57°F
Max: 98°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Las Vegas

About Las Vegas

The city of Las Vegas, NV in Clark County has an approximate population of 583,756. [6]

Las Vegas Solar Power

Las Vegas, NV Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

The solar energy that strikes the Earth in one hour could provide all of the Earth's energy needs for a complete year.

Other Cities in Nevada

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