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Solar Energy in Lafayette, CA

Solar Energy in Lafayette

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Solar Panels in Lafayette

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Lafayette

The total length of the day in Lafayette, CA today (September 24, 2020) will be 12 hours and 01 minutes. [More]

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Lafayette, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Lafayette, CA

Solar Energy Data in Lafayette, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Lafayette, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Lafayette

Based on historical Lafayette, 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 Lafayette. [1]

Lafayette has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.86 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 7% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.21 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Lafayette that are always titled at the latitude of Lafayette (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.55 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.86 kWh/m2/day and approximately 7% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.21 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 Lafayette

Solar Radiation Data in Lafayette, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Lafayette, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Lafayette

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

Solar Power Levels in Lafayette

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Lafayette

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 24, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 1:59 pm
    • Sunset: 2:00 am
    • Solar Noon: 8:00 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:01
Solar Energy Statistics for Lafayette

Best Months for Solar in Lafayette

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (6.97 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.22 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.55 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Lafayette

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

However, Lafayette is in Contra Costa County and Contra Costa County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Lafayette

The Power of Solar in Lafayette, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Lafayette, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Lafayette

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Cost of Utilities in Lafayette

Lafayette Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Lafayette averaged 19.79 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2020, which was about 49% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.28¢/kWh in June. [3]

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Lafayette 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 Lafayette, CA [5]

Thu Sep 24
79°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 61°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 1%
Fri Sep 25
68°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 58°F
Max: 74°F
Light breeze: 4 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 42%
Sat Sep 26
74°F
Few Clouds
Min: 60°F
Max: 81°F
Light breeze: 3 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 22%
Sun Sep 27
80°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 64°F
Max: 89°F
Light breeze: 5 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 25%
Cloud cover: 1%
Mon Sep 28
85°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 71°F
Max: 96°F
Light breeze: 5 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 14%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Sep 29
84°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 68°F
Max: 88°F
Calm: 1 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 18%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Lafayette

About Lafayette

The city of Lafayette, CA in Contra Costa County has an approximate population of 23,893. [6]

Lafayette Solar Power

Lafayette, CA Solar Energy

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

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