Nevada Sunlight Hours & Renewable Energy Information

Nevada Sun Light Hours Map

Quick Green Energy Summary for Nevada


State Sunlight Rank: 3/50

Average Annual Sunlight Hours: 3600 hours

Clear Days: 158 days per year

Summer Peak Sun Hours: 7.13 hours per day

Winter Peak Sun Hours: 5.83 hours per day

Average Peak Sun Hours : 6.41 hours per day


State Wind Rank : 2/50

Average Annual Wind Speed: 0.35 miles per hour

More Information on Nevada Green Energy

Nevada comes in as the third best state in the United States for solar power because of its high average of peak sun hours per day and government mandates to shift energy supple more towards renewable solutions, mostly solar power. Nevada is an incredibly sunny state and its dry, vast terrain makes it an ideal region for cloudless skies during many days of the year.

Solar power in Nevada is growing at an incredibly fast rate, as it should in such an ideal climate for solar power, with average peak sun hours going over eight or nine hours during certain times of the year. Solar power has grown so fast in Nevada that they have at some points had the largest array of solar panels in the world. The silver state lives up to its name, with those glistening silver solar panels covering the beautiful, sunny state.

When pricing and calculating how solar panels will work for your home or business it is best to use a conservative sunlight hour estimate. A lot of variables factor into accurate estimates and not every hour of sunlight is equal. For example, the tilt of the solar panels, sporadic cloud coverage, time of year, angle of the sun are just a few factors of many that can cause a variety in daily output.

A yearly average specifically looking at peak daily sunlight hours will help eliminate the fluctuation in numbers.

Using a fixed solar panel Nevada receives an average of 6.41 peak sun hours. These are the best hours of solar insolation.