Understanding how many hours of sun your solar panels are going to receive each day is a very important part of a solar systems performance. Texas is a great location to setup a solar electric system for many reasons, but one of the main reasons is based on the excellent amount of sunlight the state receives.
Here are some statistics for solar sunlight hours per day in Texas:
Houston Texas Average Sunlight Hours is 4.7 hours per day with a fixed plate solar panel
- with a one axis tracking flate plate solar collector, you can bring the average sunlight hours up to 5.9 hours per day
Austin Texas Average Sunlight Hours is 5.2 hours per day with a fixed plate solar panel
- with a one axis tracking flate plate solar collector, you can increase the average sun hours per day in Austin to 6.7 hours
Lubbock Texas Average Sunlight Hours is 5.7 hour per day with fixed angle solar panels
- if you used an axis tracking solar panel you would increase that number to 7.5 hours of sunlight per day in Lubbock
Corpus Christi TX average sunlight hours per day is 4.8 with a standard solar panel
- if you installed an axis tracking solar system you would get 6.2 average sunlight hours per day
Dallas Ft. Worth Texas average sunlight hours per day is 5.2 hours/day
- with an axis tracking solar panel you increase your sunlight hours to 6.9 per day
Midland Texas has an average sunlight hours per day of 5.8 hours
- if you use a tracking solar system you will get 7.7 hours of sunlight per day in Midland Texas
Axis Tracking solar systems are going to have higher performance numbers always in terms of kilowatts of energy produced. The main reason is they have more direct sunlight hours hitting the axis tracking solar panels. Solar systems that pivot and follow the sun are great, but at the same time the prices for them are higher. You want to talk to a solar professional prior to purchasing any type of solar system, and make sure to get a clear estimate on how many hours of sunlight the systems should be expected to receive on average each day. Every solar electric system installer should be able to provide you with this information.