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Solar Energy in Hercules, CA

Solar Energy in Hercules

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Hercules with an average of 7.17 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Hercules

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Hercules

The total length of the day in Hercules, CA today (August 12, 2022) will be 13 hours and 45 minutes. [More]

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Hercules, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Hercules, CA

Solar Energy Data in Hercules, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Hercules, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Hercules

Based on historical Hercules, 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 Hercules. [1]

Hercules has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.93 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 5% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.19 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Hercules that are always titled at the latitude of Hercules (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.61 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.93 kWh/m2/day and approximately 8% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.19 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 Hercules

Solar Radiation Data in Hercules, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Hercules, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Hercules

Hercules, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.81 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Hercules is July with an average of 7.17 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 7.11 kWh/m2/day and September at 6.92 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Hercules (California) are December with an average of 3.82 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.83 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.44 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Hercules

The average monthly solar radiation level in Hercules, CA, of 5.81 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: Hercules vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Hercules

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 12, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:21 am
    • Sunset: 8:06 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:45
Solar Energy Statistics for Hercules

Best Months for Solar in Hercules

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (7.17 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (7.12 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.41 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.72 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Hercules

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Solar Power Output in Hercules

The Power of Solar in Hercules, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Hercules, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Hercules

Hercules (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6471.53 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Hercules is July with an average of 667.24 kWhac, followed by August at 656.7 kWhac and May at 637.92 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Hercules (California) are December with an average of 373.74 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 377.32 kWhac and February at 395.26 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Hercules

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Weather Forecast for Hercules, CA [5]

Fri Aug 12
72°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 77°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Aug 13
77°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 78°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Aug 14
79°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 80°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 8%
Mon Aug 15
83°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 61°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 6%
Tue Aug 16
78°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 63°F
Max: 78°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 1%
Wed Aug 17
75°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 62°F
Max: 75°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Hercules

About Hercules

The city of Hercules, CA in Contra Costa County has an approximate population of 24,060. [6]

Hercules Solar Power

Hercules, CA Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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