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Solar Energy in Capitola, CA

Solar Energy in Capitola

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Capitola with an average of 6.45 kWh/m2/day. [More]

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 (April 18, 2024) will be 13 hours and 17 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]

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

Capitola, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.6 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Capitola is June with an average of 6.45 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.4 kWh/m2/day and July at 6.27 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Capitola (California) are December with an average of 3.93 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.4 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.75 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Capitola

The average monthly solar radiation level in Capitola, CA, of 5.6 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 42% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 15% 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: Capitola 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 April 18, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:28 am
    • Sunset: 7:45 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:17
Solar Energy Statistics for Capitola

Best Months for Solar in Capitola

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (6.45 kWh/m2/day)
    • 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

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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

Capitola (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6156.2 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Capitola is August with an average of 584.01 kWhac, followed by June at 579.93 kWhac and July at 578.18 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Capitola (California) are December with an average of 377.95 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 413.93 kWhac and January at 422.03 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Capitola

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Capitola Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Capitola, CA [5]

Thu Apr 18
65°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 52°F
Max: 67°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 83%
Fri Apr 19
65°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 50°F
Max: 65°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 6%
Sat Apr 20
68°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 51°F
Max: 70°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Apr 21
67°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 52°F
Max: 67°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Apr 22
64°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 66°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Apr 23
58°F
Light Rain
Min: 50°F
Max: 58°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 69%
Cloud cover: 100%

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

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