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Solar Energy in Alameda, CA

Solar Energy in Alameda

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Alameda with an average of 6.82 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Alameda

Solar panels in Alameda that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in Alameda

The total length of the day in Alameda, CA today (June 28, 2022) will be 14 hours and 46 minutes. [More]

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Alameda, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Alameda, CA

Solar Energy Data in Alameda, CA

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in Alameda.

* Amounts listed in kWh/m2/day (kilowatt hours per square meter per day).
* See glossary & definitions below.


Solar Energy Analysis for Alameda, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Alameda

Based on historical Alameda, CA data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in Alameda. [1]

Alameda has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.86 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.03 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Alameda that are always titled at the latitude of Alameda (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.55 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.86 kWh/m2/day and approximately 10% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.03 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Energy Glossary

Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI)

Global Horizontal Irradiance: The total amount of solar radiation that is received per unit area by a surface that is always positioned in a horizontal manner.

Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI)

Direct Normal Irradiance: The total amount of solar radiation received per unit area by a surface that is always perpendicular to the sun rays that come in a straight line from the direction of the sun at its current position in the sky.

Average Tilt at Latitude (ATaL)

Average Tilt at Latitude: The total amount of solar radiation received per unit area by a surface that is tilted toward the equator at an angle equal to the current latitude. ATaL will often produce the optimum energy output.

Solar Radiation Levels in Alameda

Solar Radiation Data in Alameda, CA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Alameda.

* Amounts listed in kWh/m2/day (kilowatt hours per square meter per day)

Solar Radiation Analysis for Alameda, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Alameda

Alameda, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.76 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Alameda is August with an average of 6.82 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 6.71 kWh/m2/day and September at 6.69 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Alameda (California) are January with an average of 3.9 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 3.92 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.72 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Alameda vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Alameda

The average monthly solar radiation level in Alameda, CA, of 5.76 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 47% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 13% less than the average level of 6.61 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: Alameda vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Alameda solar radiation levels compare to average levels in a city with historcially high levels (NV) and a city with historically low levels (WA). [1]

→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Data & Statistics for Alameda

Sunrise / Sunset in Alameda

  • Sunrise/Sunset for June 28, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:49 am
    • Sunset: 8:35 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:46
Solar Energy Statistics for Alameda

Best Months for Solar in Alameda

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.82 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.85 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (6.75 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.48 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Alameda

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Solar Power Output in Alameda

The Power of Solar in Alameda, CA

Monthly AC solar system output averages for Alameda (ca). Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in Alameda. [2]

* Amounts listed in kWhac (kilowatt hours (AC))

Solar Output Analysis for Alameda, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Alameda

Alameda (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6419.19 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Alameda is August with an average of 628.8 kWhac, followed by May at 614.34 kWhac and June at 612.12 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Alameda (California) are January with an average of 379.42 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 383.11 kWhac and February at 418.22 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Alameda

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Weather Forecast for Alameda, CA [5]

Tue Jun 28
70°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 54°F
Max: 70°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Jun 29
68°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 55°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jun 30
63°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 54°F
Max: 63°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 1%
Fri Jul 1
64°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 55°F
Max: 64°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 1%
Sat Jul 2
62°F
Few Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 62°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 11%
Sun Jul 3
63°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 53°F
Max: 63°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 25%

More about Alameda

About Alameda

The city of Alameda, CA in Alameda County has an approximate population of 73,812. [6]

Alameda Solar Power

Alameda, CA Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Alameda, CA, or for more solar-related resources for Alameda, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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