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Solar Energy in Goleta, CA

Solar Energy in Goleta

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Solar Panels in Goleta

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Goleta

The total length of the day in Goleta, CA today (September 26, 2020) will be 11 hours and 58 minutes. [More]

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Goleta, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Goleta, CA

Solar Energy Data in Goleta, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Goleta, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Goleta

Based on historical Goleta, 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 Goleta. [1]

Goleta has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.21 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 13% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.98 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Goleta that are always titled at the latitude of Goleta (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.21 kWh/m2/day and approximately 0% greater 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 Goleta

Solar Radiation Data in Goleta, CA

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Goleta, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Goleta

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

Solar Power Levels in Goleta

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Goleta

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 26, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 1:51 pm
    • Sunset: 1:49 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:50 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:58
Solar Energy Statistics for Goleta

Best Months for Solar in Goleta

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: August (6.86 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.29 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.37 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Goleta

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

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

Solar Power Output in Goleta

The Power of Solar in Goleta, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Goleta, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Goleta

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Cost of Utilities in Goleta

Goleta Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Goleta 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]

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Goleta 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 Goleta, CA [5]

Sat Sep 26
81°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 82°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 1%
Sun Sep 27
82°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 86°F
Light breeze: 4 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Sep 28
83°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 68°F
Max: 88°F
Light breeze: 4 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Sep 29
90°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 70°F
Max: 92°F
Light breeze: 6 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 20%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Sep 30
92°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 78°F
Max: 93°F
Light breeze: 4 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 21%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Oct 1
93°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 76°F
Max: 93°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 18%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Goleta

About Goleta

The city of Goleta, CA in Santa Barbara County has an approximate population of 29,888. [6]

Goleta Solar Power

Goleta, CA Solar Energy

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

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