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Solar Energy in Dana Point, CA

Solar Energy in Dana Point

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Dana Point with an average of 6.58 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Dana Point

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Dana Point

The total length of the day in Dana Point, CA today (January 23, 2022) will be 10 hours and 22 minutes. [More]

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Dana Point, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Dana Point, CA

Solar Energy Data in Dana Point, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Dana Point, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Dana Point

Based on historical Dana Point, 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 Dana Point. [1]

Dana Point has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.98 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 5% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.76 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Dana Point that are always titled at the latitude of Dana Point (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.66 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.98 kWh/m2/day and approximately 19% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.76 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 Dana Point

Solar Radiation Data in Dana Point, CA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Dana Point.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Dana Point, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Dana Point

Dana Point, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.83 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Dana Point is April with an average of 6.58 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.49 kWh/m2/day and September at 6.27 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Dana Point (California) are December with an average of 4.82 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.15 kWh/m2/day and February at 5.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Dana Point vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Dana Point

The average monthly solar radiation level in Dana Point, CA, of 5.83 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 56% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 12% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: Dana Point vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Dana Point 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 Dana Point

Sunrise / Sunset in Dana Point

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 23, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:51 am
    • Sunset: 5:13 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:22
Solar Energy Statistics for Dana Point

Best Months for Solar in Dana Point

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (6.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (6.5 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.84 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.69 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Dana Point

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Solar Power Output in Dana Point

The Power of Solar in Dana Point, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Dana Point, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Dana Point

Dana Point (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6508 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Dana Point is April with an average of 612.23 kWhac, followed by August at 600.2 kWhac and March at 591.55 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Dana Point (California) are December with an average of 466.89 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 486.64 kWhac and February at 487.51 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Dana Point

Dana Point Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Dana Point averaged 22.00 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2021, which was about 56% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.11¢/kWh in October. [3]

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Dana Point Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $18.49 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2021, which was approximately 6% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.48 per Mcf in October. [4]

Weather Forecast for Dana Point, CA [5]

Sun Jan 23
65°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 56°F
Max: 65°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Jan 24
63°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 57°F
Max: 63°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Jan 25
60°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 55°F
Max: 60°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Jan 26
62°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 56°F
Max: 62°F
Light breeze: 5 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Jan 27
63°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 57°F
Max: 63°F
Light breeze: 6 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 3%
Fri Jan 28
66°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 59°F
Max: 66°F
Light breeze: 7 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 28%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Dana Point

About Dana Point

The city of Dana Point, CA in Orange County has an approximate population of 33,351. [6]

Dana Point Solar Power

Dana Point, CA Solar Energy

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

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