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Solar Energy in Bishop, CA

Solar Energy in Bishop

The month of September has the highest historical solar radition values in Bishop with an average of 7.36 kWh/m2/day. [More]

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 (March 25, 2023) will be 12 hours and 20 minutes. [More]

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Bishop, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Bishop, CA

Solar Energy Data in Bishop, CA

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* 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]

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

Bishop, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.61 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Bishop is September with an average of 7.36 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 7.34 kWh/m2/day and August at 7.31 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Bishop (California) are December with an average of 5 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.29 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.91 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Bishop

The average monthly solar radiation level in Bishop, CA, of 6.61 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 68% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately equal to 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: Bishop 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 March 25, 2023 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:49 am
    • Sunset: 7:09 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:20
Solar Energy Statistics for Bishop

Best Months for Solar in Bishop

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation September (7.36 kWh/m2/day)
    • 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

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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

Bishop (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 7463.14 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Bishop is April with an average of 687.12 kWhac, followed by August at 675.87 kWhac and May at 675.07 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Bishop (California) are December with an average of 503.91 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 530 kWhac and February at 546.9 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Bishop

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Weather Forecast for Bishop, CA [5]

Sat Mar 25
41°F
Light Snow
Min: 31°F
Max: 44°F
Light breeze: 6 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 12%
Sun Mar 26
40°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 32°F
Max: 44°F
Light breeze: 7 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 26%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Mar 27
43°F
Few Clouds
Min: 33°F
Max: 49°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 31%
Cloud cover: 12%
Tue Mar 28
48°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 33°F
Max: 48°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 12%
Wed Mar 29
38°F
Rain And Snow
Min: 30°F
Max: 41°F
Light breeze: 7 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 31%
Cloud cover: 10%
Thu Mar 30
42°F
Few Clouds
Min: 33°F
Max: 49°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 31%
Cloud cover: 14%

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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