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Solar Energy in Brentwood, CA

Solar Energy in Brentwood

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Solar Panels in Brentwood

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Brentwood

The total length of the day in Brentwood, CA today (April 20, 2021) will be 13 hours and 25 minutes. [More]

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Brentwood, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Brentwood, CA

Solar Energy Data in Brentwood, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Brentwood, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Brentwood

Based on historical Brentwood, 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 Brentwood. [1]

Brentwood has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.12 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 12% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.81 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Brentwood that are always titled at the latitude of Brentwood (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.83 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.12 kWh/m2/day and approximately 0% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.81 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 Brentwood

Solar Radiation Data in Brentwood, CA

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Brentwood, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Brentwood

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

Solar Power Levels in Brentwood

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Brentwood

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 20, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 1:22 pm
    • Sunset: 2:48 am
    • Solar Noon: 8:05 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:25
Solar Energy Statistics for Brentwood

Best Months for Solar in Brentwood

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: August (7.38 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (8.62 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.13 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Brentwood

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

However, Brentwood is in Contra Costa County and Contra Costa County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Brentwood

The Power of Solar in Brentwood, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Brentwood, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Brentwood

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Cost of Utilities in Brentwood

Brentwood Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Brentwood averaged 21.43 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in January 2021, which was about 69% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.69¢/kWh in January. [3]

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Brentwood Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $15.79 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in January 2021, which was approximately 62% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.74 per Mcf in January. [4]

Weather Forecast for Brentwood, CA [5]

Tue Apr 20
68°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 46°F
Max: 69°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 1%
Wed Apr 21
76°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 46°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 20%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Apr 22
80°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 46°F
Max: 80°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 24%
Cloud cover: 5%
Fri Apr 23
77°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 45°F
Max: 77°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 3%
Sat Apr 24
69°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 50°F
Max: 69°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Apr 25
53°F
Light Rain
Min: 47°F
Max: 54°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Brentwood

About Brentwood

The city of Brentwood, CA in Contra Costa County has an approximate population of 51,481. [6]

Brentwood Solar Power

Brentwood, CA Solar Energy

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

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