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Solar Energy in Arcata, CA

Solar Energy in Arcata

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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 (August 03, 2020) will be 14 hours and 13 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]

* 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 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

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

Solar Power Levels in Arcata

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Solar Power: 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 August 03, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 1:15 pm
    • Sunset: 3:28 am
    • Solar Noon: 8:22 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:13
Solar Energy Statistics for Arcata

Best Months for Solar in Arcata

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

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

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

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

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Cost of Utilities in Arcata

Arcata Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Arcata averaged 18.69 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2020, which was about 42% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.14¢/kWh in May. [3]

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Arcata Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $14.54 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in May 2020, which was approximately 23% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $11.85 per Mcf in May. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Arcata, CA [5]

Mon Aug 3
68°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 56°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 25%
Tue Aug 4
65°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 57°F
Max: 65°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 71%
Cloud cover: 62%
Wed Aug 5
65°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 56°F
Max: 65°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 66%
Thu Aug 6
66°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 66°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 67%
Cloud cover: 32%
Fri Aug 7
66°F
Few Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 66°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 19%
Sat Aug 8
67°F
Few Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 67°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 12%

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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