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Solar Energy in Irvine, CA

Solar Energy in Irvine

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Solar Panels in Irvine

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Irvine

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

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Irvine, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Irvine, CA

Solar Energy Data in Irvine, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Irvine, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Irvine

Based on historical Irvine, 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 Irvine. [1]

Irvine has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.25 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.47 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Irvine that are always titled at the latitude of Irvine (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.25 kWh/m2/day and approximately 10% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.47 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 Irvine

Solar Radiation Data in Irvine, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Irvine, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Irvine

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

Solar Power Levels in Irvine

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Irvine

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 26, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 1:43 pm
    • Sunset: 1:41 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:42 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:58
Solar Energy Statistics for Irvine

Best Months for Solar in Irvine

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: August (6.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (6.59 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.31 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Irvine

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

However, Irvine is in Orange County and Orange County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Irvine

The Power of Solar in Irvine, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Irvine, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Irvine

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Cost of Utilities in Irvine

Irvine Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Irvine 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: Irvine

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Irvine 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 Irvine, CA [5]

Sat Sep 26
72°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 66°F
Max: 76°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 46%
Sun Sep 27
76°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 67°F
Max: 79°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 29%
Mon Sep 28
81°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 69°F
Max: 82°F
Light breeze: 5 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Sep 29
88°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 72°F
Max: 90°F
Light breeze: 5 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 24%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Sep 30
89°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 75°F
Max: 91°F
Light breeze: 3 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 21%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Oct 1
85°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 74°F
Max: 89°F
Light breeze: 3 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Irvine

About Irvine

The city of Irvine, CA in Orange County has an approximate population of 212,375. [6]

Irvine Solar Power

Irvine, CA Solar Energy

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

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