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Solar Energy in Placentia, CA

Solar Energy in Placentia

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Solar Panels in Placentia

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Placentia

The total length of the day in Placentia, CA today (June 20, 2019) will be 14 hours and 24 minutes. [More]

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Placentia, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Placentia, CA

Solar Energy Data in Placentia, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Placentia, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Placentia

Based on historical Placentia, 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 Placentia. [1]

Placentia has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.23 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 5% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.52 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Placentia that are always titled at the latitude of Placentia (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.95 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.23 kWh/m2/day and approximately 8% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.52 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 Placentia

Solar Radiation Data in Placentia, CA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Placentia.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Placentia, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Placentia

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

Solar Power Levels in Placentia

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Placentia

  • Sunrise/Sunset for June 20, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:40 pm
    • Sunset: 3:05 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:53 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:24
Solar Energy Statistics for Placentia

Best Months for Solar in Placentia

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: August (7.08 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.16 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.56 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Placentia

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

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

Solar Power Output in Placentia

The Power of Solar in Placentia, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Placentia, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Placentia

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Cost of Utilities in Placentia

Placentia Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Placentia averaged 19.30 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in March 2019, which was about 50% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.83¢/kWh in March. [3]

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Placentia Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $13.64 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in March 2019, which was approximately 44% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.48 per Mcf in March. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Placentia

Solar Energy Contractors in Placentia

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Placentia

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Placentia

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

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Weather Forecast for Placentia, CA [5]

Thu Jun 20
69°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 63°F
Max: 70°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 2%
Fri Jun 21
67°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 64°F
Max: 72°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jun 22
70°F
Few Clouds
Min: 62°F
Max: 79°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 22%
Sun Jun 23
75°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 64°F
Max: 83°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Jun 24
78°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 65°F
Max: 85°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Jun 25
76°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 65°F
Max: 81°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Placentia

About Placentia

The city of Placentia, CA in Orange County has an approximate population of 50,533. [6]

Placentia Solar Power

Placentia, CA Solar Energy

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

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