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Solar Energy in Alturas, CA

Solar Energy in Alturas

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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 (June 25, 2019) will be 15 hours and 10 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]

* See glossary & definitions below.

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Alturas, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Alturas

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

Solar Power Levels in Alturas

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Solar Power: 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 June 25, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:29 pm
    • Sunset: 3:40 am
    • Solar Noon: 8:04 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:10
Solar Energy Statistics for Alturas

Best Months for Solar in Alturas

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • 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

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the city of Alturas, CA at this current time.

However, Alturas is in Modoc County and Modoc County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

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

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Cost of Utilities in Alturas

Alturas Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Alturas averaged 19.30 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in March 2019, which was about 50% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.83¢/kWh in March. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Alturas

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Alturas Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $13.64 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in March 2019, which was approximately 44% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.48 per Mcf in March. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Alturas

Solar Energy Contractors in Alturas

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Alturas, CA.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Alturas

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Alturas, CA.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Alturas

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Alturas, CA.

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Weather Forecast for Alturas, CA [5]

Mon Jun 24
64°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 46°F
Max: 64°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 87%
Tue Jun 25
72°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 43°F
Max: 72°F
Gale: 18 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Jun 26
65°F
Light Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 65°F
Severe Gale: 24 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 28%
Cloud cover: 19%
Thu Jun 27
60°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 40°F
Max: 61°F
: 13 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 28%
Cloud cover: 71%
Fri Jun 28
65°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 40°F
Max: 65°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 26%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Jun 29
69°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 46°F
Max: 72°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 21%
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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