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Solar Energy in Salinas, CA

Solar Energy in Salinas

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Solar Panels in Salinas

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Salinas

The total length of the day in Salinas, CA today (July 04, 2020) will be 14 hours and 35 minutes. [More]

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Salinas, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Salinas, CA

Solar Energy Data in Salinas, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Salinas, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Salinas

Based on historical Salinas, 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 Salinas. [1]

Salinas has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.96 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 9% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.48 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Salinas that are always titled at the latitude of Salinas (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.75 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.96 kWh/m2/day and approximately 5% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.48 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 Salinas

Solar Radiation Data in Salinas, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Salinas, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Salinas

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

Solar Power Levels in Salinas

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Salinas

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 04, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:53 pm
    • Sunset: 3:28 am
    • Solar Noon: 8:11 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:35
Solar Energy Statistics for Salinas

Best Months for Solar in Salinas

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: August (6.63 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (6.79 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.31 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Salinas

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

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

Solar Power Output in Salinas

The Power of Solar in Salinas, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Salinas, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Salinas

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Cost of Utilities in Salinas

Salinas Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Salinas averaged 20.47 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2020, which was about 54% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.28¢/kWh in April. [3]

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Salinas Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $13.69 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in March 2020, which was approximately 28% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $10.68 per Mcf in March. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Salinas, CA [5]

Sat Jul 4
80°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 80°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 1%
Sun Jul 5
76°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 76°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Jul 6
72°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 51°F
Max: 72°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Jul 7
68°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 54°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Jul 8
67°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 53°F
Max: 67°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 26%
Thu Jul 9
71°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 51°F
Max: 71°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Salinas

About Salinas

The city of Salinas, CA in Monterey County has an approximate population of 150,441. [6]

Salinas Solar Power

Salinas, CA Solar Energy

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

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