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Solar Energy in Bishop, CA

Solar Energy in Bishop

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Solar Panels in Bishop

Solar panels in Bishop that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in Bishop

The total length of the day in Bishop, CA today (December 15, 2019) will be 09 hours and 36 minutes. [More]

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Bishop, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Bishop, CA

Solar Energy Data in Bishop, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Bishop, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Bishop

Based on historical Bishop, CA data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in Bishop. [1]

Bishop has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.6 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 30% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.96 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Bishop that are always titled at the latitude of Bishop (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.68 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.6 kWh/m2/day and approximately 16% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.96 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 Bishop

Solar Radiation Data in Bishop, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Bishop, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Bishop

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

Solar Power Levels in Bishop

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Bishop

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 15, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 3:00 pm
    • Sunset: 12:37 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:48 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:36
Solar Energy Statistics for Bishop

Best Months for Solar in Bishop

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: September (7.43 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.88 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.25 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Bishop

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

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

Solar Power Output in Bishop

The Power of Solar in Bishop, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Bishop, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Bishop

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Cost of Utilities in Bishop

Bishop Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Bishop averaged 20.72 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2019, which was about 57% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.17¢/kWh in September. [3]

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Bishop Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $13.01 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2019, which was approximately 27% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.81 per Mcf in September. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Bishop

Solar Energy Contractors in Bishop

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Bishop

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Bishop

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

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Weather Forecast for Bishop, CA [5]

Sun Dec 15
38°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 26°F
Max: 41°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Dec 16
28°F
Few Clouds
Min: 22°F
Max: 32°F
Calm: 2 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 20%
Tue Dec 17
26°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 21°F
Max: 29°F
: 3 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Dec 18
31°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 24°F
Max: 34°F
Calm: 1 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 28%
Cloud cover: 58%
Thu Dec 19
35°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 27°F
Max: 38°F
Calm: 3 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Dec 20
38°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 30°F
Max: 41°F
Calm: 2 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Bishop

About Bishop

The city of Bishop, CA in Inyo County has an approximate population of 3,879. [6]

Bishop Solar Power

Bishop, CA Solar Energy

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

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