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Solar Power in California
Solar Energy Levels in California
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Solar Radiation in California
Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average California solar radiation levels compare to average levels in an area with historcially high levels (NV) and one with historically low levels (WA). 
→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ California values listed here are based on the capital, Sacramento.
Solar Installs in California
Solar Panel Installations in California
A look at solar installs in California. The chart below visualizes install totals for the top five counties in CA vs. the cumulative install total of rest of CA counties combined.
Breakdown of Solar Installs in California
There are currently at least 626,824 solar panel installations throughout the state of California right now. 
Top Five Solar Install Counties in California
Los Angeles County: 82,650 solar installs
San Diego County: 82,158 solar installs
Riverside County: 52,763 solar installs
Orange County: 37,535 solar installs
Santa Clara County: 35,058 solar installs
Everywhere Else: 336,660 solar installs
Note: Install totals presented here are those voluntarily contributed from a variety of sources including solar incentive programs, utilities, installers, and the general public.  Data for some states is thinner than others.
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Cost of Utilities in California
California Electricity Costs
Residential electricity prices in California averaged 18.32 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in January 2019, which was approximately 47% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.47¢/kWh in January. 
Solar Power Poll: California
Vote now: What do you think? Are solar panels & solar power a good choice for residents of the state of California?
California Natural Gas Costs
Residential natural gas prices in California averaged $13.87 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in January 2019, which was about 47% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.43 per Mcf in January. 
More about California
California ranks 1st among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 37,253,956.