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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 (May 26, 2020) will be 14 hours and 52 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 May 26, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:33 pm
    • Sunset: 3:25 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:59 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:52
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 21.70 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in February 2020, which was about 69% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.85¢/kWh in February. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Alturas

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Alturas Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $14.55 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in February 2020, which was approximately 57% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.26 per Mcf in February. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Alturas, CA [5]

Mon May 25
68°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 63°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 1%
Tue May 26
70°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 53°F
Max: 76°F
Calm: 2 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed May 27
72°F
Few Clouds
Min: 53°F
Max: 79°F
Calm: 0 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 13%
Thu May 28
78°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 57°F
Max: 85°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 8%
Fri May 29
81°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 57°F
Max: 88°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 99%
Sat May 30
63°F
Light Rain
Min: 44°F
Max: 63°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 88%

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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