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Solar Energy in Los Gatos, CA

Solar Energy in Los Gatos

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Solar Panels in Los Gatos

Solar panels in Los Gatos that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in Los Gatos

The total length of the day in Los Gatos, CA today (May 26, 2020) will be 14 hours and 28 minutes. [More]

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Los Gatos, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Los Gatos, CA

Solar Energy Data in Los Gatos, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Los Gatos, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Los Gatos

Based on historical Los Gatos, CA data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in Los Gatos. [1]

Los Gatos has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.15 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 13% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.94 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Los Gatos that are always titled at the latitude of Los Gatos (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.9 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.15 kWh/m2/day and approximately 1% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.94 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 Los Gatos

Solar Radiation Data in Los Gatos, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Los Gatos, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Los Gatos

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

Solar Power Levels in Los Gatos

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Los Gatos

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 26, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:51 pm
    • Sunset: 3:19 am
    • Solar Noon: 8:05 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:28
Solar Energy Statistics for Los Gatos

Best Months for Solar in Los Gatos

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: August (7.34 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (8.5 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.01 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Los Gatos

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

However, Los Gatos is in Santa Clara County and Santa Clara County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Los Gatos

The Power of Solar in Los Gatos, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Los Gatos, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Los Gatos

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Cost of Utilities in Los Gatos

Los Gatos Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Los Gatos averaged 21.70 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in February 2020, which was about 69% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.85¢/kWh in February. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Los Gatos

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Los Gatos Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $14.55 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in February 2020, which was approximately 57% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.26 per Mcf in February. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Los Gatos, CA [5]

Mon May 25
72°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 69°F
Max: 72°F
Calm: 3 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 1%
Tue May 26
97°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 69°F
Max: 97°F
Calm: 3 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 20%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed May 27
96°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 65°F
Max: 96°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 18%
Cloud cover: 31%
Thu May 28
97°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 65°F
Max: 97°F
Calm: 2 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 20%
Cloud cover: 27%
Fri May 29
79°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 58°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 79%
Sat May 30
68°F
Light Rain
Min: 54°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 62%

More about Los Gatos

About Los Gatos

The town of Los Gatos, CA in Santa Clara County has an approximate population of 29,413. [6]

Los Gatos Solar Power

Los Gatos, CA Solar Energy

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

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