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Solar Energy in California City, CA

Solar Energy in California City

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Solar Panels in California City

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

Sunrise & Sunset in California City

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

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California City, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in California City, CA

Solar Energy Data in California City, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for California City, CA

Solar Radiation Data in California City

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

California City has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.9 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 29% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 8.32 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in California City that are always titled at the latitude of California City (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.91 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.9 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% less than the average monthly DNI of 8.32 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 California City

Solar Radiation Data in California City, CA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in California City.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for California City, CA

Solar Radiation Data in California City

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Solar Power Comparison: California City vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in California City

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average California City 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 California City

Sunrise / Sunset in California City

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 14, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:49 pm
    • Sunset: 3:06 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:57 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:17
Solar Energy Statistics for California City

Best Months for Solar in California City

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: September (7.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (10.67 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.6 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in California City

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

However, California City is in Kern County and Kern County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in California City

The Power of Solar in California City, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for California City, CA

Solar Radiation Data in California City

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Cost of Utilities in California City

California City Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in California City averaged 20.47 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2020, which was about 54% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.28¢/kWh in April. [3]

Solar Power Poll: California City

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California City Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $13.69 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in March 2020, which was approximately 28% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $10.68 per Mcf in March. [4]

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Weather Forecast for California City, CA [5]

Tue Jul 14
89°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 70°F
Max: 98°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 13%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Jul 15
87°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 97°F
Light breeze: 4 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 14%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jul 16
88°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 65°F
Max: 98°F
Calm: 2 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 18%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Jul 17
88°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 98°F
Light breeze: 3 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 19%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Jul 18
91°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 68°F
Max: 100°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 12%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Jul 19
96°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 70°F
Max: 102°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 10%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about California City

About California City

The city of California City, CA in Kern County has an approximate population of 14,120. [6]

California City Solar Power

California City, CA Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Solar cells convert sunlight into electricity through a physical process known as the photovoltaic effect.

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