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Solar Energy in Fortuna, CA

Solar Energy in Fortuna

The month of September has the highest historical solar radition values in Fortuna with an average of 6.04 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Fortuna

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Fortuna

The total length of the day in Fortuna, CA today (February 07, 2023) will be 10 hours and 22 minutes. [More]

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Fortuna, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Fortuna, CA

Solar Energy Data in Fortuna, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Fortuna, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Fortuna

Based on historical Fortuna, 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 Fortuna. [1]

Fortuna has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.1 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.16 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Fortuna that are always titled at the latitude of Fortuna (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.75 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.1 kWh/m2/day and approximately 14% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.16 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 Fortuna

Solar Radiation Data in Fortuna, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Fortuna, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Fortuna

Fortuna, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.73 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Fortuna is September with an average of 6.04 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.03 kWh/m2/day and July at 5.97 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Fortuna (California) are December with an average of 2.62 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.35 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.37 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Fortuna

The average monthly solar radiation level in Fortuna, CA, of 4.73 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 20% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 28% 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: Fortuna vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Fortuna

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 07, 2023 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:19 am
    • Sunset: 5:41 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:22
Solar Energy Statistics for Fortuna

Best Months for Solar in Fortuna

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation September (6.04 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: September (6.11 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: September (5.7 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.5 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Fortuna

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Solar Power Output in Fortuna

The Power of Solar in Fortuna, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Fortuna, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Fortuna

Fortuna (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5506.47 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Fortuna is August with an average of 583.96 kWhac, followed by July at 580.38 kWhac and June at 567.97 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Fortuna (California) are December with an average of 266.69 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 319.57 kWhac and November at 325.42 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Fortuna

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Fortuna Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Fortuna, CA [5]

Tue Feb 7
55°F
Few Clouds
Min: 40°F
Max: 56°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 20%
Wed Feb 8
55°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 42°F
Max: 56°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 59%
Thu Feb 9
60°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 45°F
Max: 62°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 7%
Fri Feb 10
50°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 45°F
Max: 52°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 86%
Cloud cover: 87%
Sat Feb 11
51°F
Few Clouds
Min: 42°F
Max: 51°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 14%
Sun Feb 12
56°F
Few Clouds
Min: 40°F
Max: 56°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 23%

More about Fortuna

About Fortuna

The city of Fortuna, CA in Humboldt County has an approximate population of 11,926. [6]

Fortuna Solar Power

Fortuna, CA Solar Energy

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

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