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Solar Energy in Gilroy, CA

Solar Energy in Gilroy

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Solar Panels in Gilroy

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Gilroy

The total length of the day in Gilroy, CA today (September 25, 2020) will be 11 hours and 57 minutes. [More]

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Gilroy, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Gilroy, CA

Solar Energy Data in Gilroy, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Gilroy, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Gilroy

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

Gilroy has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.13 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 14% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.98 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Gilroy that are always titled at the latitude of Gilroy (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.9 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.13 kWh/m2/day and approximately 1% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.98 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 Gilroy

Solar Radiation Data in Gilroy, CA

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Gilroy, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Gilroy

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

Solar Power Levels in Gilroy

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Gilroy

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 25, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 1:58 pm
    • Sunset: 1:55 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:57 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:57
Solar Energy Statistics for Gilroy

Best Months for Solar in Gilroy

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (7.2 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (8.23 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.88 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Gilroy

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

However, Gilroy is in Santa Clara County and Santa Clara County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Gilroy

The Power of Solar in Gilroy, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Gilroy, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Gilroy

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Cost of Utilities in Gilroy

Gilroy Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Gilroy averaged 20.11 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2020, which was about 51% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.28¢/kWh in July. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Gilroy

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Gilroy Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $14.57 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2020, which was approximately 5% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.37 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Gilroy, CA [5]

Fri Sep 25
74°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 52°F
Max: 79°F
Calm: 2 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 38%
Sat Sep 26
81°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 54°F
Max: 87°F
Light breeze: 3 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 8%
Sun Sep 27
90°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 60°F
Max: 97°F
Calm: 1 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Sep 28
95°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 65°F
Max: 97°F
Calm: 1 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 18%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Sep 29
94°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 64°F
Max: 96°F
Calm: 2 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 17%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Sep 30
91°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 63°F
Max: 97°F
Calm: 3 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 20%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Gilroy

About Gilroy

The city of Gilroy, CA in Santa Clara County has an approximate population of 48,821. [6]

Gilroy Solar Power

Gilroy, CA Solar Energy

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

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