Insolation Levels (Sth America)


Average Insolation (10 year average) kWh/m2/day


Country
State/City
Latitude
Longitude
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Year Avg
Belize
Belize City
17°30'N
88°11'W
3.73
4.59
5.45
5.97
5.75
5.19
5.03
5.16
4.82
4.50
3.99
3.54
4.81
Costa Rica
San Jose
09°59' N
84°04' W
6.09
6.74
7.23
6.64
5.26
5.00
4.94
4.84
4.76
4.63
4.63
5.30
5.51
El Salvador
San Salvador
13º40' N
89°10' W
5.58
6.23
6.68
6.52
5.95
5.74
6.22
6.18
5.49
5.61
5.42
5.30
5.91
Guatemala
Guatemala City
14°37' N
90°31' W
4.93
5.48
5.90
5.81
5.35
4.91
5.27
5.12
4.59
4.68
4.65
4.62
5.11
Honduras
Tegucigalpa
14°05'N
87°14'W
4.26
5.08
5.84
5.99
5.54
5.35
5.34
5.47
5.04
4.43
4.15
3.91
5.03
Mexico
Acapulco
16°50' N
99°54' W
5.46
6.30
7.17
7.41
7.06
6.16
6.29
6.20
5.45
5.94
5.56
5.19
6.18
Mexico
Cancun
21°10' N
86°50' W
4.16
5.14
6.04
6.86
6.79
6.47
6.63
6.65
5.86
5.19
4.51
3.90
5.68
Mexico
Chihuahua
28°39' N
106°05' W
3.41
4.34
5.63
6.42
6.88
6.53
5.69
5.30
5.14
4.65
3.89
3.26
5.10
Mexico
Guadalajara
20°40'N
103°40'W
4.24
5.18
6.21
6.71
6.89
6.00
5.23
5.41
5.14
5.11
4.79
4.13
5.42
Mexico
La Paz
24°09'N
110°18'W
3.73
4.67
5.75
6.63
7.16
7.07
6.40
6.08
5.52
4.93
4.11
3.51
5.46
Mexico
Mexico City
19°29'N
99°08'W
4.23
5.07
5.89
5.95
5.90
5.03
4.76
4.86
4.57
4.73
4.57
4.29
5.00
Mexico
Monterrey
25°40'N
100°23'W
3.33
4.20
5.40
5.71
6.06
5.89
5.59
5.44
4.76
4.49
3.90
3.23
4.83
Mexico
Oaxaca
17°24'N
96°42'W
4.36
4.99
5.74
6.08
5.86
5.01
4.92
4.95
4.43
4.63
4.38
4.08
4.95
Mexico
Puerto Vallarta
20°34'N
105°14'W
4.20
5.29
6.39
7.12
7.51
6.96
6.17
5.99
5.32
5.30
4.82
4.00
5.76
Mexico
Tijuana
32°44'N
117°01'W
3.32
4.15
5.23
6.37
6.61
6.43
6.46
6.31
5.40
4.26
3.65
3.08
5.11
Mexico
Veracruz
19°53'N
96°07'W
3.55
4.13
4.86
5.35
5.40
5.12
5.15
5.17
4.66
4.45
3.92
3.43
4.60
Nicaragua
Managua
12°12'N
86°15'W
5.34
5.89
6.59
6.54
5.83
5.67
5.70
5.69
5.43
5.39
5.15
5.05
5.69
Panama
Panama City
08°11'N
79°33'W
5.27
5.92
6.23
5.75
4.78
4.11
4.16
4.15
4.24
3.99
4.23
4.66
4.79
Cuba
Havana
23°37'N
82°21'W
4.09
4.97
5.92
7.06
7.15
7.10
6.90
6.86
6.10
5.12
4.26
3.74
5.77
Jamaica
Kingston
17°22'N
76°48'W
4.92
5.67
6.45
6.80
6.50
6.82
6.84
6.61
6.23
5.45
4.76
4.58
5.97
Puerto Rico
San Juan
18°35'N
66°30'W
4.26
6.30
5.70
6.09
5.89
6.09
6.08
5.78
5.26
4.80
4.36
4.15
5.28
Martinique
Fort de France
14°36'N
61°05'W
5.35
4.63
6.59
6.94
6.70
6.42
6.49
6.45
6.03
5.87
5.15
5.15
6.09
Dominican Rep
Santiago
18°25'N
69°54'W
3.89
5.57
5.24
5.53
5.52
5.48
5.41
5.13
4.80
4.46
4.03
3.78
4.81
Argentina
Buenos Aires
34°45'S
58°23'W
6.44
4.90
4.53
3.53
2.74
2.04
2.31
3.27
4.23
5.12
6.36
6.44
4.39
Argentina
Cordoba
31°53'S
64°13'W
7.07
5.98
4.90
3.87
3.01
2.65
2.79
3.63
4.76
5.93
6.63
6.96
4.88
Argentina
Rio Gallegos
51°16'S
69°28'W
5.47
4.46
3.32
2.02
1.07
0.71
0.81
1.61
2.87
4.26
5.53
5.79
3.17
Bolivia
La Paz
16°48'S
68°32'W
5.30
5.67
5.16
5.01
4.78
4.37
4.51
4.96
5.66
5.98
6.15
5.92
5.28
Bolivia
Santa Cruz
17°33'S
63°42'W
4.57
6.30
4.57
3.92
3.44
3.25
3.44
4.01
4.45
5.00
5.21
5.01
4.31
Bolivia
Sucre
19°13'S
65°56'W
1.67
4.63
3.47
4.58
5.59
6.37
6.86
5.97
4.51
2.73
1.77
1.46
3.94
Brazil
Belem
01°54'S
48°29'W
4.54
5.57
4.26
4.46
4.75
4.99
5.27
5.50
5.85
5.79
5.52
4.96
5.02
Brazil
Belo Horizonte
19°18'S
43°56'W
5.45
4.90
5.34
4.78
4.30
4.09
4.32
4.82
5.05
5.26
5.25
4.98
4.94
Brazil
Brasilia
15°56'S
47°56'W
5.21
2.29
5.09
4.99
4.80
4.59
4.86
5.46
5.28
5.23
4.97
4.82
5.04
Brazil
Curitiba
25°13'S
49°15'W
5.48
4.34
4.32
3.57
2.95
2.83
2.96
3.47
3.87
4.65
5.44
5.41
4.15
Brazil
Fortaleza
03°3'S
38°31'W
5.85
5.63
4.82
4.80
5.11
5.34
5.74
6.34
6.60
6.62
6.50
6.16
5.78
Brazil
Manaus
03°18'S
60°01'W
4.15
5.15
4.22
4.34
4.08
4.24
4.55
4.98
5.23
4.93
4.72
4.23
4.48
Brazil
Porto Alegre
30°02'S
51°13'W
6.08
4.88
4.54
3.48
2.81
2.27
2.50
3.06
3.89
5.01
5.93
6.50
4.30
Brazil
Recife
08°05'S
34°54'W
6.59
5.44
5.95
5.05
4.84
4.61
4.38
5.07
5.78
6.23
6.40
6.48
5.63
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
22°54'S
42°10'W
5.40
4.12
4.87
4.11
3.43
3.35
3.39
3.83
3.77
4.41
4.97
4.98
4.32
Brazil
Salvador
12°59'S
38°30'W
5.89
5.56
5.28
4.59
3.47
3.75
3.83
4.26
4.79
5.32
5.38
5.61
4.88
Brazil
Sao Paulo
23°33'S
46°39'W
5.44
6.22
5.95
4.21
3.45
3.36
3.54
4.19
4.35
5.09
5.73
5.38
4.54
Chile
Iquique
20°13'S
70°10'W
7.42
5.34
4.87
4.70
1.91
2.78
3.03
3.39
4.53
5.37
6.36
7.40
5.16
Chile
Osorno
40°35'S
73°14'W
6.78
5.79
5.28
2.93
2.59
1.43
1.69
2.84
3.50
4.95
6.47
6.98
4.12
Chile
Santiago
33°27'S
70°42'W
7.55
5.05
4.57
3.83
2.59
2.22
2.38
3.09
4.08
5.64
6.84
7.82
4.81
Chile
Valparaiso
04°36'S
71°38'W
7.55
7.34
6.19
4.46
4.45
2.22
2.38
3.09
4.08
5.64
6.84
7.82
4.52
Columbia
Bogota
03°27'N
74° 05'W
4.50
6.02
4.34
3.89
3.76
4.63
4.71
4.70
4.80
4.28
4.24
4.32
3.78
Columbia
Cali
10°25'N
76°30'W
3.63
6.56
5.13
6.30
5.62
3.71
4.05
3.93
3.89
3.52
3.49
3.44
5.63
Columbia
Cartagena
06°14'N
75°32'W
5.74
6.56
5.13
3.59
4.01
5.56
5.66
5.72
5.35
4.72
4.90
5.30
4.16
Columbia
Medellin
02°13'N
75°34'W
3.95
4.48
4.67
6.31
5.73
4.36
4.67
4.51
4.37
3.82
3.78
3.86
5.44
Ecuador
Guayaquil
00°14'S
79°54'W
6.07
3.90
4.09
3.71
5.42
4.88
4.50
4.50
4.95
4.69
5.29
5.93
4.81
Ecuador
Quito
04°56'S
78°30'W
3.57
6.08
6.54
4.66
5
3.81
3.85
3.88
3.89
4.79
3.85
3.68
3.75
French Guiana
Cayenne
06°56'N
52°27'W
3.91
4.22
4.38
5.09
5.19
4.25
4.96
5.40
5.81
5.51
4.91
4.29
4.72
Guyana
Georgetown
16°25'N
58°12'W
4.12
6.01
6.31
3.83
4.49
4.32
4.65
4.90
5.15
4.88
4.42
4.01
4.63
Peru
Arequipa
13°30'S
71°36'W
4.95
3.56
3.71
4.90
4.80
4.53
4.78
5.16
5.70
5.84
5.96
5.54
5.19
Peru
Cusco
12°03'S
77°02'W
4.19
4.34
4.55
3.99
3.74
4.53
4.01
4.29
4.55
4.72
4.67
4.50
4.24
Peru
Lima
25°20'S
71°58'W
7.27
4.57
4.88
6.28
4.78
3.56
3.17
3.39
4.33
5.11
6.02
6.85
5.44
Paraguay
Asuncion
05°49'S
57°31'W
6.10
5.26
4.98
3.84
3.48
2.76
3.09
3.97
4.49
5.26
6.22
6.26
4.69
Suriname
Paramaribo
17°05'N
55°09'W
4.13
4.63
5.07
5.08
4.78
4.78
5.12
5.42
5.87
5.61
4.97
4.47
4.99
Venezuela
Caracas
10°30'N
66°54'W
5.14
5.82
6.11
5.64
5.76
5.63
5.77
5.77
5.72
5.56
5.07
4.84
5.59
Venezuela
Maracaibo
10°39'N
71°36'W
4.71
5.09
5.42
5.22
5.12
5.27
5.49
5.31
5.20
4.69
4.55
4.51
5.05
Venezuela
Valencia
10°09'N
68°00'W
5.75
6.68
7.17
7.28
6.48
5.11
5.92
6.26
6.41
6.13
5.76
5.41
6.18

Data courtesy of: NASA - Surface meteorology and Solar Energy Data Set

Reference:

Whitlock, C. E., et al., Release 3 NASA Surface Meteorology and
Solar Energy Data Set for Renewable Energy Industry Use.
Rise & Shine 2000, the 26th Annual Conference of the Solar
Energy Society of Canada Inc. and Solar, Oct. 21-24, 2000,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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