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Solar Energy in El Monte, CA

Solar Energy in El Monte

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in El Monte with an average of 7.09 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in El Monte

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

Sunrise & Sunset in El Monte

The total length of the day in El Monte, CA today (March 01, 2024) will be 11 hours and 29 minutes. [More]

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El Monte, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in El Monte, CA

Solar Energy Data in El Monte, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for El Monte, CA

Solar Radiation Data in El Monte

Based on historical El Monte, 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 El Monte. [1]

El Monte has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.27 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 8% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.75 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in El Monte that are always titled at the latitude of El Monte (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.02 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.27 kWh/m2/day and approximately 5% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.75 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 El Monte

Solar Radiation Data in El Monte, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for El Monte, CA

Solar Radiation Data in El Monte

El Monte, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.16 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in El Monte is August with an average of 7.09 kWh/m2/day, followed by September at 6.93 kWh/m2/day and July at 6.68 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in El Monte (California) are December with an average of 5.01 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.38 kWh/m2/day and February at 5.55 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in El Monte

The average monthly solar radiation level in El Monte, CA, of 6.16 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 57% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 7% 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: El Monte vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in El Monte

  • Sunrise/Sunset for March 01, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:19 am
    • Sunset: 5:48 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:29
Solar Energy Statistics for El Monte

Best Months for Solar in El Monte

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (7.09 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (7.18 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.59 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.7 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in El Monte

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Solar Power Output in El Monte

The Power of Solar in El Monte, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for El Monte, CA

Solar Radiation Data in El Monte

El Monte (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6755.99 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in El Monte is August with an average of 638.77 kWhac, followed by September at 613.16 kWhac and July at 612.36 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in El Monte (California) are February with an average of 476.92 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 484.3 kWhac and January at 508.57 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in El Monte

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Weather Forecast for El Monte, CA [5]

Fri Mar 1
63°F
Light Rain
Min: 55°F
Max: 63°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 47%
Sat Mar 2
58°F
Light Rain
Min: 54°F
Max: 59°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 98%
Sun Mar 3
59°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 51°F
Max: 60°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 79%
Mon Mar 4
64°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 51°F
Max: 64°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Mar 5
65°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 52°F
Max: 65°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Mar 6
66°F
Light Rain
Min: 53°F
Max: 66°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 33%

More about El Monte

About El Monte

The city of El Monte, CA in Los Angeles County has an approximate population of 113,475. [6]

El Monte Solar Power

El Monte, CA Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power El Monte, CA, or for more solar-related resources for El Monte, 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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