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Solar Energy in Sacramento, CA

Solar Energy in Sacramento

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Solar Panels in Sacramento

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Sacramento

The total length of the day in Sacramento, CA today (November 14, 2019) will be 10 hours and 06 minutes. [More]

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Sacramento, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Sacramento, CA

Solar Energy Data in Sacramento, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Sacramento, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Sacramento

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

Sacramento has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.07 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 12% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.78 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Sacramento that are always titled at the latitude of Sacramento (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.75 kWh/m2/day, or about 13% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.07 kWh/m2/day and approximately 1% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.78 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 Sacramento

Solar Radiation Data in Sacramento, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Sacramento, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Sacramento

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

Solar Power Levels in Sacramento

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Sacramento

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 14, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 2:47 pm
    • Sunset: 12:53 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:50 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:06
Solar Energy Statistics for Sacramento

Best Months for Solar in Sacramento

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: August (7.37 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (8.87 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.12 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Sacramento

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

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

Solar Power Output in Sacramento

The Power of Solar in Sacramento, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Sacramento, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Sacramento

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Cost of Utilities in Sacramento

Sacramento Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Sacramento averaged 19.86 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2019, which was about 49% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.30¢/kWh in August. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Sacramento

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Sacramento Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $13.23 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2019, which was approximately 29% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.58 per Mcf in August. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Sacramento

Solar Energy Contractors in Sacramento

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

Our search for solar contractors companies located in Sacramento produced no matches.

Solar Energy Equipment in Sacramento

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Sacramento

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

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Weather Forecast for Sacramento, CA [5]

Thu Nov 14
65°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 52°F
Max: 72°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 97%
Fri Nov 15
58°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 67°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 67%
Cloud cover: 68%
Sat Nov 16
60°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 48°F
Max: 70°F
Calm: 1 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 81%
Sun Nov 17
63°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 51°F
Max: 73°F
Light breeze: 4 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Nov 18
65°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 52°F
Max: 74°F
: 3 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Nov 19
63°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 50°F
Max: 72°F
Calm: 3 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 49%

More about Sacramento

About Sacramento

The city of Sacramento, CA in Sacramento County has an approximate population of 466,488. [6]

Sacramento Solar Power

Sacramento, CA Solar Energy

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

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