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Solar Energy in Pismo Beach, CA

Solar Energy in Pismo Beach

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Solar Panels in Pismo Beach

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Pismo Beach

The total length of the day in Pismo Beach, CA today (July 20, 2019) will be 14 hours and 11 minutes. [More]

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Pismo Beach, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Pismo Beach, CA

Solar Energy Data in Pismo Beach, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Pismo Beach, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Pismo Beach

Based on historical Pismo Beach, 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 Pismo Beach. [1]

Pismo Beach has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.09 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 10% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.67 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Pismo Beach that are always titled at the latitude of Pismo Beach (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.86 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.09 kWh/m2/day and approximately 3% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.67 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 Pismo Beach

Solar Radiation Data in Pismo Beach, CA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Pismo Beach.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Pismo Beach, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Pismo Beach

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Solar Power Comparison: Pismo Beach vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Pismo Beach

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Pismo Beach 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 Pismo Beach

Sunrise / Sunset in Pismo Beach

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 20, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 1:03 pm
    • Sunset: 3:14 am
    • Solar Noon: 8:08 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:11
Solar Energy Statistics for Pismo Beach

Best Months for Solar in Pismo Beach

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: May (6.74 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (6.98 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.3 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Pismo Beach

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

However, Pismo Beach is in San Luis Obispo County and San Luis Obispo County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Pismo Beach

The Power of Solar in Pismo Beach, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Pismo Beach, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Pismo Beach

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Cost of Utilities in Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Pismo Beach averaged 18.05 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2019, which was about 36% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.26¢/kWh in April. [3]

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Pismo Beach Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $13.31 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2019, which was approximately 22% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $10.92 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Pismo Beach

Solar Energy Contractors in Pismo Beach

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Pismo Beach, CA.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Pismo Beach

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Pismo Beach, CA.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Pismo Beach

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Pismo Beach, CA.

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Weather Forecast for Pismo Beach, CA [5]

Fri Jul 19
58°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 58°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 2%
Sat Jul 20
60°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 57°F
Max: 60°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 83%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Jul 21
58°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 57°F
Max: 59°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 90%
Cloud cover: 95%
Mon Jul 22
59°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 57°F
Max: 59°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 89%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Jul 23
59°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 60°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 89%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Jul 24
61°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 59°F
Max: 61°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 60%

More about Pismo Beach

About Pismo Beach

The city of Pismo Beach, CA in San Luis Obispo County has an approximate population of 7,655. [6]

Pismo Beach Solar Power

Pismo Beach, CA Solar Energy

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

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