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Solar Energy in Petaluma, CA

Solar Energy in Petaluma

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Solar Panels in Petaluma

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Petaluma

The total length of the day in Petaluma, CA today (May 18, 2021) will be 14 hours and 21 minutes. [More]

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Petaluma, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Petaluma, CA

Solar Energy Data in Petaluma, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Petaluma, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Petaluma

Based on historical Petaluma, 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 Petaluma. [1]

Petaluma has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.91 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 8% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.35 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Petaluma that are always titled at the latitude of Petaluma (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.62 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.91 kWh/m2/day and approximately 5% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.35 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 Petaluma

Solar Radiation Data in Petaluma, CA

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Petaluma, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Petaluma

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

Solar Power Levels in Petaluma

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Petaluma

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 18, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:56 pm
    • Sunset: 3:17 am
    • Solar Noon: 8:07 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:21
Solar Energy Statistics for Petaluma

Best Months for Solar in Petaluma

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (7.13 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.54 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.66 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Petaluma

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

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

Solar Power Output in Petaluma

The Power of Solar in Petaluma, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Petaluma, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Petaluma

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Cost of Utilities in Petaluma

Petaluma Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Petaluma averaged 22.53 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in February 2021, which was about 69% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.34¢/kWh in February. [3]

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Petaluma Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $15.60 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in February 2021, which was approximately 63% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.55 per Mcf in February. [4]

Weather Forecast for Petaluma, CA [5]

Tue May 18
74°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 45°F
Max: 74°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed May 19
69°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 40°F
Max: 69°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu May 20
68°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 42°F
Max: 68°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 23%
Cloud cover: 2%
Fri May 21
68°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 38°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 7%
Sat May 22
71°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 44°F
Max: 71°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 3%
Sun May 23
73°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 45°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Petaluma

About Petaluma

The city of Petaluma, CA in Sonoma County has an approximate population of 57,941. [6]

Petaluma Solar Power

Petaluma, CA Solar Energy

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

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