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Solar Energy in Arroyo Grande, CA

Solar Energy in Arroyo Grande

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Solar Panels in Arroyo Grande

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Arroyo Grande

The total length of the day in Arroyo Grande, CA today (May 29, 2020) will be 14 hours and 20 minutes. [More]

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Arroyo Grande, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Arroyo Grande, CA

Solar Energy Data in Arroyo Grande, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Arroyo Grande, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Arroyo Grande

Based on historical Arroyo Grande, CA data, solar panels that are tilted toward the equator at an angle equal to the current latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in Arroyo Grande. [1]

Arroyo Grande has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.25 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 14% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.07 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Arroyo Grande that are always titled at the latitude of Arroyo Grande (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.07 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.25 kWh/m2/day and approximately equal to the average monthly DNI of 6.07 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 Arroyo Grande

Solar Radiation Data in Arroyo Grande, CA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Arroyo Grande.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Arroyo Grande, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Arroyo Grande

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Solar Power Comparison: Arroyo Grande vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Arroyo Grande

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Arroyo Grande 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 Arroyo Grande

Sunrise / Sunset in Arroyo Grande

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 29, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:49 pm
    • Sunset: 3:10 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:59 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:20
Solar Energy Statistics for Arroyo Grande

Best Months for Solar in Arroyo Grande

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: May (6.9 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (7.37 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.54 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Arroyo Grande

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

However, Arroyo Grande is in San Luis Obispo County and San Luis Obispo County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Arroyo Grande

The Power of Solar in Arroyo Grande, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Arroyo Grande, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Arroyo Grande

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Cost of Utilities in Arroyo Grande

Arroyo Grande Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Arroyo Grande 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]

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Arroyo Grande 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 Arroyo Grande, CA [5]

Fri May 29
64°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 58°F
Max: 64°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 75%
Cloud cover: 78%
Sat May 30
68°F
Few Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 68°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 22%
Sun May 31
68°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 69°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Jun 1
67°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 53°F
Max: 67°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 95%
Tue Jun 2
68°F
Few Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 68°F
Light breeze: 7 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 11%
Wed Jun 3
71°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 56°F
Max: 71°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 5%

More about Arroyo Grande

About Arroyo Grande

The city of Arroyo Grande, CA in San Luis Obispo County has an approximate population of 17,252. [6]

Arroyo Grande Solar Power

Arroyo Grande, CA Solar Energy

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

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