Idaho Sunlight Hours & Renewable Energy Information

Idaho Sun Light Hours Map

Quick Green Energy Summary for Idaho


State Sunlight Rank: 16/50

Average Annual Sunlight Hours: 2900 hours

Clear Days: 120 days per year

Summer Peak Sun Hours: 5.83 hours per day

Winter Peak Sun Hours: 3.33 hours per day

Average Peak Sun Hours: 4.92 hours per day


State Wind Rank : 26/50

Average Annual Wind Speed: 9.18 miles per hour

More Information on Idaho Green Energy

Idaho is a wonderful state that ranks in the top twenty for average amount of peak sun hours amongst states in the US. Idaho is known for its amazing environment and natural beauty. Mountains, lakes, forests, and great cities. So finding an alternative source of electricity to keep the environment clean is a huge priority for many residents of this beautiful state. The city of Boise is building a huge solar farm to add to the competitive solar power industry in Idaho.

Net metering is limited in Idaho, but a solar power system would eventually pay for itself over a few years. Idaho is not an overly populated state, so with the proper government funding and private interests, Idaho could be on its way to become of the greenest states in the country.