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Solar Energy in Folsom, CA

Solar Energy in Folsom

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Folsom with an average of 7.52 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Folsom

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Folsom

The total length of the day in Folsom, CA today (February 07, 2023) will be 10 hours and 29 minutes. [More]

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Folsom, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Folsom, CA

Solar Energy Data in Folsom, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Folsom, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Folsom

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

Folsom has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.04 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 12% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.74 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Folsom that are always titled at the latitude of Folsom (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.73 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.04 kWh/m2/day and approximately 0% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.74 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 Folsom

Solar Radiation Data in Folsom, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Folsom, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Folsom

Folsom, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.88 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Folsom is August with an average of 7.52 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 7.32 kWh/m2/day and September at 7.2 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Folsom (California) are January with an average of 3.58 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 3.76 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.29 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Folsom

The average monthly solar radiation level in Folsom, CA, of 5.88 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 50% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 11% 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: Folsom vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Folsom

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 07, 2023 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:04 am
    • Sunset: 5:33 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:29
Solar Energy Statistics for Folsom

Best Months for Solar in Folsom

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (7.52 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (7.41 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (8.81 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.08 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Folsom

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Solar Power Output in Folsom

The Power of Solar in Folsom, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Folsom, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Folsom

Folsom (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6470.79 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Folsom is August with an average of 675.91 kWhac, followed by July at 661.39 kWhac and September at 628.62 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Folsom (California) are January with an average of 352.21 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 373.64 kWhac and February at 378.67 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Folsom

Folsom Electricity Costs

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Weather Forecast for Folsom, CA [5]

Tue Feb 7
57°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 40°F
Max: 59°F
Light breeze: 4 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 40%
Wed Feb 8
57°F
Few Clouds
Min: 41°F
Max: 59°F
Light breeze: 4 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 14%
Thu Feb 9
60°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 43°F
Max: 62°F
Light breeze: 4 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 8%
Fri Feb 10
58°F
Light Rain
Min: 45°F
Max: 58°F
Light breeze: 7 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Feb 11
48°F
Light Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 50°F
Light breeze: 4 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Feb 12
60°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 39°F
Max: 61°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 6%

More about Folsom

About Folsom

The city of Folsom, CA in Sacramento County has an approximate population of 72,203. [6]

Folsom Solar Power

Folsom, CA Solar Energy

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

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