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Solar Energy in Alturas, CA

Solar Energy in Alturas

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Alturas with an average of 7.44 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Alturas

Solar panels in Alturas that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in Alturas

The total length of the day in Alturas, CA today (February 29, 2024) will be 11 hours and 16 minutes. [More]

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Alturas, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Alturas, CA

Solar Energy Data in Alturas, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Alturas, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Alturas

Based on historical Alturas, CA data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in Alturas. [1]

Alturas has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.83 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 23% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.29 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Alturas that are always titled at the latitude of Alturas (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.69 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.83 kWh/m2/day and approximately 10% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.29 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 Alturas

Solar Radiation Data in Alturas, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Alturas, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Alturas

Alturas, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.69 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Alturas is July with an average of 7.44 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 7.34 kWh/m2/day and September at 7.19 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Alturas (California) are December with an average of 3.15 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.53 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.86 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Alturas

The average monthly solar radiation level in Alturas, CA, of 5.69 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 45% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 14% 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: Alturas vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Alturas 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 Alturas

Sunrise / Sunset in Alturas

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 29, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:36 am
    • Sunset: 5:52 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:16
Solar Energy Statistics for Alturas

Best Months for Solar in Alturas

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (7.44 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (7.38 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (9.51 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.98 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Alturas

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Solar Power Output in Alturas

The Power of Solar in Alturas, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Alturas, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Alturas

Alturas (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6421.6 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Alturas is August with an average of 671.97 kWhac, followed by July at 671.85 kWhac and September at 648.38 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Alturas (California) are December with an average of 319.91 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 360.07 kWhac and November at 375.6 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Alturas

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Weather Forecast for Alturas, CA [5]

Thu Feb 29
45°F
Rain And Snow
Min: 30°F
Max: 45°F
Gale: 39 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 69%
Cloud cover: 82%
Fri Mar 1
37°F
Snow
Min: 28°F
Max: 38°F
Strong breeze: 30 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 83%
Cloud cover: 96%
Sat Mar 2
26°F
Snow
Min: 21°F
Max: 28°F
Strong breeze: 25 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 79%
Sun Mar 3
29°F
Snow
Min: 15°F
Max: 29°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 69%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Mar 4
29°F
Light Snow
Min: 13°F
Max: 29°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 60%
Tue Mar 5
30°F
Light Snow
Min: 12°F
Max: 32°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 99%

More about Alturas

About Alturas

The city of Alturas, CA in Modoc County has an approximate population of 2,827. [6]

Alturas Solar Power

Alturas, CA Solar Energy

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

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