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 : 33/50

Average Annual Wind Speed: 8.31 miles per hour

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.