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Solar Energy in El Cajon, CA

Solar Energy in El Cajon

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Solar Panels in El Cajon

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

Sunrise & Sunset in El Cajon

The total length of the day in El Cajon, CA today (September 24, 2020) will be 12 hours and 02 minutes. [More]

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El Cajon, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in El Cajon, CA

Solar Energy Data in El Cajon, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for El Cajon, CA

Solar Radiation Data in El Cajon

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

El Cajon has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.43 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 14% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.28 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in El Cajon that are always titled at the latitude of El Cajon (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.19 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.43 kWh/m2/day and approximately 1% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.28 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 El Cajon

Solar Radiation Data in El Cajon, CA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in El Cajon.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for El Cajon, CA

Solar Radiation Data in El Cajon

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Solar Power Comparison: El Cajon vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in El Cajon

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average El Cajon 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 El Cajon

Sunrise / Sunset in El Cajon

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 24, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 1:38 pm
    • Sunset: 1:40 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:39 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:02
Solar Energy Statistics for El Cajon

Best Months for Solar in El Cajon

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: August (7.11 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.71 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.57 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in El Cajon

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

However, El Cajon is in San Diego County and San Diego County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in El Cajon

The Power of Solar in El Cajon, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for El Cajon, CA

Solar Radiation Data in El Cajon

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Cost of Utilities in El Cajon

El Cajon Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in El Cajon averaged 19.79 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2020, which was about 49% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.28¢/kWh in June. [3]

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El Cajon Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $14.57 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2020, which was approximately 5% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.37 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Weather Forecast for El Cajon, CA [5]

Thu Sep 24
87°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 69°F
Max: 88°F
Light breeze: 5 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 25%
Cloud cover: 5%
Fri Sep 25
83°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 68°F
Max: 84°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 31%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Sep 26
79°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 81°F
Light breeze: 6 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 6%
Sun Sep 27
79°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 82°F
Light breeze: 6 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Sep 28
86°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 69°F
Max: 87°F
Light breeze: 3 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 28%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Sep 29
91°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 73°F
Max: 96°F
Light breeze: 4 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 19%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about El Cajon

About El Cajon

The city of El Cajon, CA in San Diego County has an approximate population of 99,478. [6]

El Cajon Solar Power

El Cajon, CA Solar Energy

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

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