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Solar Energy in Ferndale, CA

Solar Energy in Ferndale

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Solar Panels in Ferndale

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Ferndale

The total length of the day in Ferndale, CA today (May 29, 2020) will be 14 hours and 51 minutes. [More]

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Ferndale, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Ferndale, CA

Solar Energy Data in Ferndale, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Ferndale, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Ferndale

Based on historical Ferndale, 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 Ferndale. [1]

Ferndale has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.98 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.95 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Ferndale that are always titled at the latitude of Ferndale (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.59 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.98 kWh/m2/day and approximately 16% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.95 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 Ferndale

Solar Radiation Data in Ferndale, CA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Ferndale.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Ferndale, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Ferndale

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

Solar Power Levels in Ferndale

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Ferndale 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 Ferndale

Sunrise / Sunset in Ferndale

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 29, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:49 pm
    • Sunset: 3:40 am
    • Solar Noon: 8:14 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:51
Solar Energy Statistics for Ferndale

Best Months for Solar in Ferndale

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: September (6.13 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: September (5.84 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.25 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Ferndale

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

However, Ferndale is in Humboldt County and Humboldt County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Ferndale

The Power of Solar in Ferndale, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Ferndale, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Ferndale

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Cost of Utilities in Ferndale

Ferndale Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Ferndale averaged 21.70 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in February 2020, which was about 69% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.85¢/kWh in February. [3]

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Ferndale Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $14.55 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in February 2020, which was approximately 57% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.26 per Mcf in February. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Ferndale, CA [5]

Fri May 29
62°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 53°F
Max: 62°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 73%
Sat May 30
53°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 48°F
Max: 53°F
Calm: 3 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 94%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun May 31
60°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 50°F
Max: 60°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Jun 1
62°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 50°F
Max: 62°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Jun 2
65°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 51°F
Max: 65°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Jun 3
62°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 53°F
Max: 62°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 72%

More about Ferndale

About Ferndale

The city of Ferndale, CA in Humboldt County has an approximate population of 1,371. [6]

Ferndale Solar Power

Ferndale, CA Solar Energy

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

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