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Solar Energy in El Centro, CA

Solar Energy in El Centro

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Solar Panels in El Centro

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

Sunrise & Sunset in El Centro

The total length of the day in El Centro, CA today (October 01, 2020) will be 11 hours and 48 minutes. [More]

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El Centro, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in El Centro, CA

Solar Energy Data in El Centro, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for El Centro, CA

Solar Radiation Data in El Centro

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

El Centro has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.89 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 22% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.59 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in El Centro that are always titled at the latitude of El Centro (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.77 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.89 kWh/m2/day and approximately 11% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.59 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 Centro

Solar Radiation Data in El Centro, CA

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for El Centro, CA

Solar Radiation Data in El Centro

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

Solar Power Levels in El Centro

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in El Centro

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 01, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 1:37 pm
    • Sunset: 1:25 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:31 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:48
Solar Energy Statistics for El Centro

Best Months for Solar in El Centro

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: April (7.51 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.25 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.22 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in El Centro

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

However, El Centro is in Imperial County and Imperial County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in El Centro

The Power of Solar in El Centro, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for El Centro, CA

Solar Radiation Data in El Centro

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Cost of Utilities in El Centro

El Centro Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in El Centro averaged 20.11 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2020, which was about 52% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.26¢/kWh in July. [3]

Solar Power Poll: El Centro

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El Centro 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 Centro, CA [5]

Wed Sep 30
103°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 79°F
Max: 109°F
Calm: 3 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 7%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Oct 1
103°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 79°F
Max: 109°F
Light breeze: 4 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 7%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Oct 2
104°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 78°F
Max: 110°F
Calm: 0 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 7%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Oct 3
101°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 75°F
Max: 108°F
Setting: 0 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 8%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Oct 4
99°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 74°F
Max: 106°F
Calm: 3 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 9%
Cloud cover: 27%
Mon Oct 5
98°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 78°F
Max: 105°F
Calm: 3 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 9%
Cloud cover: 35%

More about El Centro

About El Centro

The city of El Centro, CA in Imperial County has an approximate population of 42,598. [6]

El Centro Solar Power

El Centro, CA Solar Energy

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

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