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Solar Energy in Fresno, CA

Solar Energy in Fresno

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Fresno with an average of 7.41 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Fresno

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Fresno

The total length of the day in Fresno, CA today (May 21, 2022) will be 14 hours and 18 minutes. [More]

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Fresno, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Fresno, CA

Solar Energy Data in Fresno, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Fresno, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Fresno

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

Fresno has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.26 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 12% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.96 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Fresno that are always titled at the latitude of Fresno (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.91 kWh/m2/day, or about 12% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.26 kWh/m2/day and approximately 1% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.96 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 Fresno

Solar Radiation Data in Fresno, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Fresno, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Fresno

Fresno, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.05 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Fresno is August with an average of 7.41 kWh/m2/day, followed by September at 7.31 kWh/m2/day and July at 7.23 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Fresno (California) are January with an average of 3.62 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 3.75 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.78 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Fresno

The average monthly solar radiation level in Fresno, CA, of 6.05 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 54% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 8% 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: Fresno vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Fresno

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 21, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:46 am
    • Sunset: 8:04 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:18
Solar Energy Statistics for Fresno

Best Months for Solar in Fresno

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (7.41 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (7.4 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.82 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.21 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Fresno

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Solar Power Output in Fresno

The Power of Solar in Fresno, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Fresno, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Fresno

Fresno (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6554.54 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Fresno is August with an average of 648.64 kWhac, followed by May at 643.78 kWhac and July at 640.06 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Fresno (California) are January with an average of 346.32 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 368.44 kWhac and February at 416.38 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Fresno

Fresno Electricity Costs

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Weather Forecast for Fresno, CA [5]

Sat May 21
80°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 60°F
Max: 86°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 11%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun May 22
83°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 63°F
Max: 93°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 13%
Cloud cover: 9%
Mon May 23
82°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 66°F
Max: 95°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 18%
Cloud cover: 43%
Tue May 24
83°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 67°F
Max: 97°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 19%
Cloud cover: 6%
Wed May 25
93°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 75°F
Max: 103°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 12%
Cloud cover: 31%
Thu May 26
87°F
Few Clouds
Min: 73°F
Max: 97°F
Moderate breeze: 18 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 18%
Cloud cover: 20%

More about Fresno

About Fresno

The city of Fresno, CA in Fresno County has an approximate population of 494,665. [6]

Fresno Solar Power

Fresno, CA Solar Energy

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

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