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Solar Energy in Arcata, CA

Solar Energy in Arcata

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Arcata with an average of 5.59 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Arcata

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Arcata

The total length of the day in Arcata, CA today (December 07, 2022) will be 9 hours and 21 minutes. [More]

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Arcata, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Arcata, CA

Solar Energy Data in Arcata, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Arcata, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Arcata

Based on historical Arcata, 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 Arcata. [1]

Arcata has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.93 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.8 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Arcata that are always titled at the latitude of Arcata (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.53 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.93 kWh/m2/day and approximately 19% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.8 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 Arcata

Solar Radiation Data in Arcata, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Arcata, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Arcata

Arcata, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.52 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Arcata is July with an average of 5.59 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.58 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.45 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Arcata (California) are December with an average of 2.95 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.08 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.17 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Arcata

The average monthly solar radiation level in Arcata, CA, of 4.52 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 15% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 32% 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: Arcata vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Arcata

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 07, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:27 am
    • Sunset: 4:48 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:21
Solar Energy Statistics for Arcata

Best Months for Solar in Arcata

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.59 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: June (5.6 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (5.02 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.21 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Arcata

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Solar Power Output in Arcata

The Power of Solar in Arcata, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Arcata, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Arcata

Arcata (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5242.53 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Arcata is July with an average of 541.03 kWhac, followed by May at 536.66 kWhac and June at 524.12 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Arcata (California) are December with an average of 297.8 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 307.95 kWhac and January at 309.63 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Arcata

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Weather Forecast for Arcata, CA [5]

Wed Dec 7
47°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 40°F
Max: 51°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 81%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Dec 8
45°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 39°F
Max: 46°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 91%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Dec 9
47°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 40°F
Max: 47°F
Fresh Breeze: 22 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Dec 10
48°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 45°F
Max: 48°F
Fresh Breeze: 23 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Dec 11
45°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 45°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 88%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Dec 12
48°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 36°F
Max: 48°F
Light breeze: 6 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 36%

More about Arcata

About Arcata

The city of Arcata, CA in Humboldt County has an approximate population of 17,231. [6]

Arcata Solar Power

Arcata, CA Solar Energy

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

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