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Solar Energy in National City, CA

Solar Energy in National City

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in National City with an average of 6.81 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in National City

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

Sunrise & Sunset in National City

The total length of the day in National City, CA today (December 07, 2022) will be 10 hours and 5 minutes. [More]

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National City, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in National City, CA

Solar Energy Data in National City, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for National City, CA

Solar Radiation Data in National City

Based on historical National City, 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 National City. [1]

National City has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.38 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 11% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.06 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in National City that are always titled at the latitude of National City (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.16 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.38 kWh/m2/day and approximately 2% greater than the average monthly DNI of 6.06 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 National City

Solar Radiation Data in National City, CA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in National City.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for National City, CA

Solar Radiation Data in National City

National City, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.2 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in National City is August with an average of 6.81 kWh/m2/day, followed by September at 6.68 kWh/m2/day and March at 6.54 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in National City (California) are December with an average of 5.48 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.7 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.86 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: National City vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in National City

The average monthly solar radiation level in National City, CA, of 6.2 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: National City vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average National City 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 National City

Sunrise / Sunset in National City

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 07, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:37 am
    • Sunset: 4:42 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:5
Solar Energy Statistics for National City

Best Months for Solar in National City

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.81 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (6.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: August (7.05 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.24 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in National City

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Solar Power Output in National City

The Power of Solar in National City, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for National City, CA

Solar Radiation Data in National City

National City (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6905.9 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in National City is August with an average of 632.7 kWhac, followed by March at 620.53 kWhac and October at 610.68 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in National City (California) are February with an average of 507.99 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 531.62 kWhac and November at 534.4 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in National City

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National City Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for National City, CA [5]

Wed Dec 7
61°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 61°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 33%
Thu Dec 8
59°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 60°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Dec 9
58°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 60°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Dec 10
58°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 60°F
Light breeze: 7 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 83%
Sun Dec 11
58°F
Light Rain
Min: 56°F
Max: 60°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 87%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Dec 12
55°F
Light Rain
Min: 53°F
Max: 56°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 81%

More about National City

About National City

The city of National City, CA in San Diego County has an approximate population of 58,582. [6]

National City Solar Power

National City, CA Solar Energy

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

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