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Solar Energy in Port Isabel, TX

Solar Energy in Port Isabel

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Port Isabel with an average of 5.96 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Port Isabel

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Port Isabel

The total length of the day in Port Isabel, TX today (January 15, 2019) will be 10 hours and 41 minutes. [More]

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Port Isabel, TX Solar Energy

Solar Power in Port Isabel, TX

Solar Energy Data in Port Isabel, TX

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Port Isabel, TX

Solar Radiation Data in Port Isabel

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

Port Isabel has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.88 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 15% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.24 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Port Isabel that are always titled at the latitude of Port Isabel (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.19 kWh/m2/day, or about 6% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.88 kWh/m2/day and approximately 22% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.24 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 Port Isabel

Solar Radiation Data in Port Isabel, TX

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Port Isabel.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Port Isabel, TX

Solar Radiation Data in Port Isabel

Port Isabel, TX has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.01 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Port Isabel is July with an average of 5.96 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.73 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.72 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Port Isabel (Texas) are December with an average of 3.36 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.85 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.32 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Port Isabel vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Port Isabel

The average monthly solar radiation level in Port Isabel, TX, of 5.01 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 34% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 24% 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 Port Isabel 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 Port Isabel

Sunrise / Sunset in Port Isabel

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 15, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:17 am
    • Sunset: 6:59 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:38 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:41
Solar Energy Statistics for Port Isabel

Best Months for Solar in Port Isabel

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.96 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (6.07 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (5.25 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.56 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Port Isabel

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

However, Port Isabel is in Cameron County and Cameron County has at least 33 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Port Isabel

The Power of Solar in Port Isabel, TX

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Port Isabel, TX

Solar Radiation Data in Port Isabel

Port Isabel (TX) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5684.57 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Port Isabel is July with an average of 562.64 kWhac, followed by October at 542.85 kWhac and August at 539.92 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Port Isabel (Texas) are December with an average of 333.47 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 382.07 kWhac and February at 384.61 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Port Isabel

Port Isabel Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Port Isabel averaged 11.69 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2018, which was about 9% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.87¢/kWh in October. [3]

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Port Isabel Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Texas averaged $16.96 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2018, which was approximately 38% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $12.26 per Mcf in October. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Port Isabel

Solar Energy Contractors in Port Isabel

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Port Isabel, TX.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Port Isabel

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Port Isabel, TX.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Port Isabel

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Port Isabel, TX.

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Weather Forecast for Port Isabel, TX [5]

Tue Jan 15
58°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 59°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Jan 16
62°F
Light Rain
Min: 58°F
Max: 67°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 64%
Thu Jan 17
72°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 67°F
Max: 72°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 87%
Cloud cover: 36%
Fri Jan 18
65°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 65°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jan 19
62°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 64°F
Violent Storm: 30 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Jan 20
57°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 57°F
Max: 61°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Port Isabel

About Port Isabel

The city of Port Isabel, TX in Cameron County has an approximate population of 5,006. [6]

Port Isabel Solar Power

Port Isabel, TX Solar Energy

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

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