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Solar Energy in Los Angeles, CA

Solar Energy in Los Angeles

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Los Angeles with an average of 7.09 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Los Angeles

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Los Angeles

The total length of the day in Los Angeles, CA today (August 09, 2022) will be 13 hours and 36 minutes. [More]

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Los Angeles, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Los Angeles, CA

Solar Energy Data in Los Angeles, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Los Angeles, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Los Angeles

Based on historical Los Angeles, 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 Los Angeles. [1]

Los Angeles has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.3 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 7% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.72 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Los Angeles that are always titled at the latitude of Los Angeles (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.06 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.3 kWh/m2/day and approximately 6% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.72 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 Los Angeles

Solar Radiation Data in Los Angeles, CA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Los Angeles.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Los Angeles, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.21 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Los Angeles is August with an average of 7.09 kWh/m2/day, followed by September at 6.94 kWh/m2/day and July at 6.63 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Los Angeles (California) are December with an average of 4.95 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.35 kWh/m2/day and February at 5.65 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Los Angeles vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Los Angeles

The average monthly solar radiation level in Los Angeles, CA, of 6.21 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 58% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 6% 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: Los Angeles vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles

Sunrise / Sunset in Los Angeles

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 09, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:10 am
    • Sunset: 7:46 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:36
Solar Energy Statistics for Los Angeles

Best Months for Solar in Los Angeles

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (7.09 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (7.12 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.39 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.65 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Los Angeles

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Solar Power Output in Los Angeles

The Power of Solar in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Los Angeles, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Los Angeles

Los Angeles (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6832.32 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Los Angeles is August with an average of 647 kWhac, followed by September at 612.88 kWhac and July at 609.2 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Los Angeles (California) are December with an average of 480.21 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 486.49 kWhac and January at 516.92 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Electricity Costs

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Los Angeles Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Los Angeles, CA [5]

Tue Aug 9
90°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 76°F
Max: 91°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 28%
Cloud cover: 9%
Wed Aug 10
90°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 77°F
Max: 93°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Aug 11
89°F
Few Clouds
Min: 78°F
Max: 93°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 28%
Cloud cover: 11%
Fri Aug 12
90°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 77°F
Max: 92°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 38%
Sat Aug 13
91°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 79°F
Max: 95°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 6%
Sun Aug 14
90°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 79°F
Max: 96°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 4%

More about Los Angeles

About Los Angeles

The city of Los Angeles, CA in Los Angeles County has an approximate population of 3,792,621. [6]

Los Angeles Solar Power

Los Angeles, CA Solar Energy

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

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