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Solar Energy in Hillsborough, CA

Solar Energy in Hillsborough

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Solar Panels in Hillsborough

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Hillsborough

The total length of the day in Hillsborough, CA today (November 24, 2020) will be 09 hours and 53 minutes. [More]

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Hillsborough, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Hillsborough, CA

Solar Energy Data in Hillsborough, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Hillsborough, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Hillsborough

Based on historical Hillsborough, 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 Hillsborough. [1]

Hillsborough has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.88 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 5% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.13 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Hillsborough that are always titled at the latitude of Hillsborough (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.57 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.88 kWh/m2/day and approximately 9% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.13 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 Hillsborough

Solar Radiation Data in Hillsborough, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Hillsborough, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Hillsborough

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

Solar Power Levels in Hillsborough

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Hillsborough

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 24, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 2:59 pm
    • Sunset: 12:53 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:56 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:53
Solar Energy Statistics for Hillsborough

Best Months for Solar in Hillsborough

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: August (6.88 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (6.88 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.39 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Hillsborough

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

However, Hillsborough is in San Mateo County and San Mateo County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Hillsborough

The Power of Solar in Hillsborough, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Hillsborough, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Hillsborough

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Cost of Utilities in Hillsborough

Hillsborough Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Hillsborough averaged 20.77 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2020, which was about 56% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.31¢/kWh in August. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Hillsborough

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Hillsborough Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $14.34 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2020, which was approximately 22% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.41 per Mcf in August. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Hillsborough, CA [5]

Tue Nov 24
56°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 49°F
Max: 58°F
Calm: 1 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Nov 25
53°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 49°F
Max: 55°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 30%
Thu Nov 26
53°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 47°F
Max: 58°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Nov 27
52°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 46°F
Max: 56°F
Light breeze: 4 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 32%
Sat Nov 28
53°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 47°F
Max: 57°F
Light breeze: 5 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Nov 29
53°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 47°F
Max: 57°F
Light breeze: 4 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Hillsborough

About Hillsborough

The town of Hillsborough, CA in San Mateo County has an approximate population of 10,825. [6]

Hillsborough Solar Power

Hillsborough, CA Solar Energy

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

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