What Are Peak Sun Hours?
A peak sun hour equates to 1 hour in which the sun’s solar irradiance (sunlight) produces an average of 1000W (energy) per square meter (roughly 10.5 feet). In other words: 1 peak sun hour = 1000 W/m² of sunlight per hour.
How Many Hours of Sunlight Does Canada Get?
Canada experiences an average range of between 3 – 4 peak sun hours per day, with Newfoundland and Labrador experiences the lower end of that spectrum and the interior province of Saskatchewan experiencing the higher end.
|Province||Average Daily Peak Sun Hours (kWh/m2)|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||3|
|Prince Edward Island||3.5|
|Saskatchewan||3.2 - 4|