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Solar Energy in Brea, CA

Solar Energy in Brea

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Brea with an average of 7.1 kWh/m2/day. [More]

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 (February 29, 2024) will be 11 hours and 27 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]

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

Brea, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.14 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Brea is August with an average of 7.1 kWh/m2/day, followed by September at 6.96 kWh/m2/day and July at 6.59 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Brea (California) are December with an average of 5.07 kWh/m2/day, followed by February with an average of 5.38 kWh/m2/day and January at 5.43 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Brea

The average monthly solar radiation level in Brea, CA, of 6.14 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 56% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 7% less than 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: Brea 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 February 29, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:20 am
    • Sunset: 5:47 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:27
Solar Energy Statistics for Brea

Best Months for Solar in Brea

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (7.1 kWh/m2/day)
    • 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

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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

Brea (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6748.85 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Brea is August with an average of 647.25 kWhac, followed by September at 613.87 kWhac and July at 605.96 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Brea (California) are February with an average of 465.7 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 489.88 kWhac and January at 513.05 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Brea

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Weather Forecast for Brea, CA [5]

Thu Feb 29
60°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 56°F
Max: 62°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Mar 1
61°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 56°F
Max: 63°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 81%
Sat Mar 2
57°F
Light Rain
Min: 54°F
Max: 58°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 77%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Mar 3
60°F
Light Rain
Min: 50°F
Max: 61°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 65%
Mon Mar 4
62°F
Few Clouds
Min: 51°F
Max: 62°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 11%
Tue Mar 5
64°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 52°F
Max: 64°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 4%

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

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