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Solar Energy in Grass Valley, CA

Solar Energy in Grass Valley

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Grass Valley with an average of 7.61 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Grass Valley

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Grass Valley

The total length of the day in Grass Valley, CA today (July 23, 2024) will be 14 hours and 30 minutes. [More]

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Grass Valley, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Grass Valley, CA

Solar Energy Data in Grass Valley, CA

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Grass Valley, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Grass Valley

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

Grass Valley has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.02 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 18% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.15 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Grass Valley that are always titled at the latitude of Grass Valley (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.78 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.02 kWh/m2/day and approximately 6% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.15 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 Grass Valley

Solar Radiation Data in Grass Valley, CA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Grass Valley.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Grass Valley, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Grass Valley

Grass Valley, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.83 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Grass Valley is August with an average of 7.61 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 7.48 kWh/m2/day and September at 7.25 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Grass Valley (California) are December with an average of 3.85 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.88 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.22 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Grass Valley vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Grass Valley

The average monthly solar radiation level in Grass Valley, CA, of 5.83 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 48% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 12% 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: Grass Valley vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Grass Valley 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 Grass Valley

Sunrise / Sunset in Grass Valley

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 23, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:55 am
    • Sunset: 8:25 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:30
Solar Energy Statistics for Grass Valley

Best Months for Solar in Grass Valley

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (7.61 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (7.54 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (9.46 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (8.16 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Grass Valley

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Solar Power Output in Grass Valley

The Power of Solar in Grass Valley, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Grass Valley, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Grass Valley

Grass Valley (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6371.45 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Grass Valley is August with an average of 673.71 kWhac, followed by July at 669.85 kWhac and May at 628.25 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Grass Valley (California) are February with an average of 369.97 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 376.11 kWhac and January at 378 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Grass Valley

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Weather Forecast for Grass Valley, CA [5]

Tue Jul 23
101°F
Light Rain
Min: 75°F
Max: 102°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 21%
Cloud cover: 33%
Wed Jul 24
99°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 76°F
Max: 101°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 18%
Cloud cover: 4%
Thu Jul 25
96°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 70°F
Max: 98°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 11%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Jul 26
94°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 63°F
Max: 95°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 10%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Jul 27
85°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 56°F
Max: 86°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 18%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Jul 28
87°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 87°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 15%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Grass Valley

About Grass Valley

The city of Grass Valley, CA in Nevada County has an approximate population of 12,860. [6]

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Grass Valley, CA Solar Energy

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

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