Climate: Tampa summers are long, hot, and humid while winters are short, windy, and partly cloudy. Warm period is from early May to early October with temperatures ranging from an average low of 72°F to an average high of 95°F. The brief cool season is from early December to late February. During this period temperatures are from an average of 47°F to 70°F.
Solar Power Conditions: The solar power environment in Tampa is seasonally variable but less so than other regions. The best season period for solar power generation is from early April to early June. Average daily energy per square meter is above 6.2 kWh. The limited power production period is from mid-November to late January generating about 66% of the power during the spring and early summer.
Humidity: Tampa experiences moderate variation in relative humidity, remaining relatively high throughout the year compared to other regions of the United States. The highest period lasts from mid-April to mid-November with very significant relative humidity throughout August. Humidity begins to ebb through November and remains reduced through early April. The chart below shows the monthly variation and indicates the percentage (%) of time that period has very humid conditions, ranging up to 100% in August to as low as 14% in January.
WaterSeer Yield Curve: The WaterSeer yield curve is below for a 10-unit WaterGrid for one month. Yield is based on WaterSeer Sonoma model third party testing and field trials under a wide variety of controlled conditions. Monthly yield is on the left vertical axis in gallons. The bottom horizontal axis is the average temperature (F). The Relative Humidity % (RH) is color coded in 10% increments.
Tampa region estimated yield: The Tampa region is representative of the Florida regional climate and is an excellent location for WaterSeer deployment. Quarterly yield below is estimated for a small ten-unit WaterGrid installed with the geothermal module. Three types of installations are shown:
- Outside, such as a garden or greenspace in the Tampa region.
- Hydroponics grow-house or vertical farm.
- Coastal deployment, such as near ocean facilities and off shore islands.
Sources and Data: Weather data and models are derived from historical weather reports January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016. Yield estimate is from Sonoma Yield Forecast Model. Data graphics are from weatherspark.com and waterseer.org.
Disclaimer: Weather is unpredictable and weather data and analysis is probabilistic. Every effort has been made to assure this assessment is accurate and error free. It is published as is without any assurance as to its suitability for any purpose.