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Solar Energy in San Carlos, CA

Solar Energy in San Carlos

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Solar Panels in San Carlos

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

Sunrise & Sunset in San Carlos

The total length of the day in San Carlos, CA today (July 04, 2020) will be 14 hours and 39 minutes. [More]

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San Carlos, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in San Carlos, CA

Solar Energy Data in San Carlos, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for San Carlos, CA

Solar Radiation Data in San Carlos

Based on historical San Carlos, 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 San Carlos. [1]

San Carlos has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.93 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.14 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in San Carlos that are always titled at the latitude of San Carlos (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.6 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.93 kWh/m2/day and approximately 9% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.14 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 San Carlos

Solar Radiation Data in San Carlos, CA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in San Carlos.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for San Carlos, CA

Solar Radiation Data in San Carlos

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Solar Power Comparison: San Carlos vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in San Carlos

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average San Carlos 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 San Carlos

Sunrise / Sunset in San Carlos

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 04, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:54 pm
    • Sunset: 3:33 am
    • Solar Noon: 8:13 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:39
Solar Energy Statistics for San Carlos

Best Months for Solar in San Carlos

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (7.1 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.26 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.68 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in San Carlos

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

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

Solar Power Output in San Carlos

The Power of Solar in San Carlos, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for San Carlos, CA

Solar Radiation Data in San Carlos

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Cost of Utilities in San Carlos

San Carlos Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in San Carlos 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]

Solar Power Poll: San Carlos

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San Carlos 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 San Carlos, CA [5]

Sat Jul 4
80°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 80°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 28%
Cloud cover: 5%
Sun Jul 5
75°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 54°F
Max: 75°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Jul 6
68°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Jul 7
69°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 54°F
Max: 69°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Jul 8
72°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 54°F
Max: 72°F
Light breeze: 7 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 2%
Thu Jul 9
74°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 56°F
Max: 74°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about San Carlos

About San Carlos

The city of San Carlos, CA in San Mateo County has an approximate population of 28,406. [6]

San Carlos Solar Power

San Carlos, CA Solar Energy

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

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