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Solar Energy in Porterville, CA

Solar Energy in Porterville

The month of September has the highest historical solar radition values in Porterville with an average of 7.51 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Porterville

Solar panels in Porterville that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in Porterville

The total length of the day in Porterville, CA today (May 28, 2022) will be 14 hours and 23 minutes. [More]

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Porterville, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Porterville, CA

Solar Energy Data in Porterville, CA

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Porterville, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Porterville

Based on historical Porterville, CA data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in Porterville. [1]

Porterville has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.31 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 11% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.99 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Porterville that are always titled at the latitude of Porterville (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.97 kWh/m2/day, or about 12% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.31 kWh/m2/day and approximately 0% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.99 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 Porterville

Solar Radiation Data in Porterville, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Porterville, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Porterville

Porterville, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.1 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Porterville is September with an average of 7.51 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 7.43 kWh/m2/day and June at 7.13 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Porterville (California) are January with an average of 3.98 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 4.29 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.87 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Porterville

The average monthly solar radiation level in Porterville, CA, of 6.1 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 55% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 8% 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: Porterville vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Porterville

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 28, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:41 am
    • Sunset: 8:04 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:23
Solar Energy Statistics for Porterville

Best Months for Solar in Porterville

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation September (7.51 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (7.41 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.73 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.21 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Porterville

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Solar Power Output in Porterville

The Power of Solar in Porterville, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Porterville, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Porterville

Porterville (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6695.32 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Porterville is August with an average of 665.62 kWhac, followed by September at 655.97 kWhac and May at 647.5 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Porterville (California) are January with an average of 382.72 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 421.94 kWhac and February at 427.22 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Porterville

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Weather Forecast for Porterville, CA [5]

Sat May 28
74°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 58°F
Max: 87°F
Fresh Breeze: 20 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 51%
Sun May 29
75°F
Few Clouds
Min: 53°F
Max: 84°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 19%
Mon May 30
73°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 52°F
Max: 86°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 24%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue May 31
77°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 55°F
Max: 90°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 19%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Jun 1
87°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 62°F
Max: 100°F
Light breeze: 5 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 10%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jun 2
88°F
Few Clouds
Min: 64°F
Max: 99°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 14%
Cloud cover: 15%

More about Porterville

About Porterville

The city of Porterville, CA in Tulare County has an approximate population of 54,165. [6]

Porterville Solar Power

Porterville, CA Solar Energy

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

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