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Solar Energy in Brea, CA

Solar Energy in Brea

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Solar Panels in Brea

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Brea

The total length of the day in Brea, CA today (June 01, 2020) will be 14 hours and 17 minutes. [More]

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Brea, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Brea, CA

Solar Energy Data in Brea, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Brea, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Brea

Based on historical Brea, 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 Brea. [1]

Brea has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.21 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 6% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Brea that are always titled at the latitude of Brea (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.94 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.21 kWh/m2/day and approximately 7% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.57 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 Brea

Solar Radiation Data in Brea, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Brea, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Brea

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

Solar Power Levels in Brea

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Brea

  • Sunrise/Sunset for June 01, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:41 pm
    • Sunset: 2:58 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:49 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:17
Solar Energy Statistics for Brea

Best Months for Solar in Brea

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: August (7.09 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.28 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.59 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Brea

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

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

Solar Power Output in Brea

The Power of Solar in Brea, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Brea, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Brea

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Cost of Utilities in Brea

Brea Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Brea averaged 20.49 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in March 2020, which was about 57% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.08¢/kWh in March. [3]

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Brea Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $13.69 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in March 2020, which was approximately 39% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.86 per Mcf in March. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Brea, CA [5]

Mon Jun 1
72°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 67°F
Max: 80°F
Light breeze: 6 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 61%
Tue Jun 2
78°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 68°F
Max: 84°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 96%
Wed Jun 3
84°F
Light Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 90°F
Light breeze: 6 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 21%
Thu Jun 4
81°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 69°F
Max: 84°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Jun 5
71°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 64°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 58%
Sat Jun 6
72°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 63°F
Max: 76°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 29%

More about Brea

About Brea

The city of Brea, CA in Orange County has an approximate population of 39,282. [6]

Brea Solar Power

Brea, CA Solar Energy

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

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