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Solar Energy in Capitola, CA

Solar Energy in Capitola

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Solar Panels in Capitola

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Capitola

The total length of the day in Capitola, CA today (January 24, 2021) will be 10 hours and 10 minutes. [More]

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Capitola, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Capitola, CA

Solar Energy Data in Capitola, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Capitola, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Capitola

Based on historical Capitola, 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 Capitola. [1]

Capitola has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.73 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.83 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Capitola that are always titled at the latitude of Capitola (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.41 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.73 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.83 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 Capitola

Solar Radiation Data in Capitola, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Capitola, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Capitola

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

Solar Power Levels in Capitola

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Capitola

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 24, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 3:15 pm
    • Sunset: 1:25 am
    • Solar Noon: 8:20 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:10
Solar Energy Statistics for Capitola

Best Months for Solar in Capitola

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: June (6.41 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (6.2 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.11 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Capitola

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

However, Capitola is in Santa Cruz County and Santa Cruz County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Capitola

The Power of Solar in Capitola, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Capitola, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Capitola

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Cost of Utilities in Capitola

Capitola Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Capitola averaged 20.79 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2020, which was about 53% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.60¢/kWh in October. [3]

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Capitola Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $14.74 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2020, which was approximately 19% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $12.35 per Mcf in October. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Capitola, CA [5]

Sun Jan 24
50°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 45°F
Max: 50°F
Light breeze: 6 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Jan 25
51°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 44°F
Max: 51°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Jan 26
49°F
Light Rain
Min: 40°F
Max: 49°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 95%
Wed Jan 27
55°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 47°F
Max: 55°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 71%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Jan 28
51°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 46°F
Max: 52°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Jan 29
56°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 46°F
Max: 56°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 23%

More about Capitola

About Capitola

The city of Capitola, CA in Santa Cruz County has an approximate population of 9,918. [6]

Capitola Solar Power

Capitola, CA Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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