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Solar Energy in Pleasant Hill, CA

Solar Energy in Pleasant Hill

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Solar Panels in Pleasant Hill

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Pleasant Hill

The total length of the day in Pleasant Hill, CA today (May 26, 2020) will be 14 hours and 32 minutes. [More]

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Pleasant Hill, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Pleasant Hill, CA

Solar Energy Data in Pleasant Hill, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Pleasant Hill, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Pleasant Hill

Based on historical Pleasant Hill, 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 Pleasant Hill. [1]

Pleasant Hill has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.05 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 10% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.59 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Pleasant Hill that are always titled at the latitude of Pleasant Hill (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.76 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.05 kWh/m2/day and approximately 3% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.59 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 Pleasant Hill

Solar Radiation Data in Pleasant Hill, CA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Pleasant Hill.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Pleasant Hill, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Pleasant Hill

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Solar Power Comparison: Pleasant Hill vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Pleasant Hill

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill

Sunrise / Sunset in Pleasant Hill

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 26, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:49 pm
    • Sunset: 3:21 am
    • Solar Noon: 8:05 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:32
Solar Energy Statistics for Pleasant Hill

Best Months for Solar in Pleasant Hill

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (7.33 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (8.19 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.95 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Pleasant Hill

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

However, Pleasant Hill is in Contra Costa County and Contra Costa County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Pleasant Hill

The Power of Solar in Pleasant Hill, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Pleasant Hill, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Pleasant Hill

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Cost of Utilities in Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Pleasant Hill 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]

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Pleasant Hill 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 Pleasant Hill, CA [5]

Mon May 25
75°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 71°F
Max: 75°F
Light breeze: 6 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 28%
Cloud cover: 1%
Tue May 26
94°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 73°F
Max: 94°F
Light breeze: 5 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed May 27
92°F
Few Clouds
Min: 64°F
Max: 92°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 21%
Cloud cover: 14%
Thu May 28
90°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 67°F
Max: 90°F
Light breeze: 7 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 47%
Fri May 29
79°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 59°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 89%
Sat May 30
70°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 57°F
Max: 70°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 90%

More about Pleasant Hill

About Pleasant Hill

The city of Pleasant Hill, CA in Contra Costa County has an approximate population of 33,152. [6]

Pleasant Hill Solar Power

Pleasant Hill, CA Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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