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Solar Energy in San Clemente, CA

Solar Energy in San Clemente

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in San Clemente with an average of 6.54 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in San Clemente

Solar panels in San Clemente 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 Clemente

The total length of the day in San Clemente, CA today (May 28, 2022) will be 14 hours and 10 minutes. [More]

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San Clemente, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in San Clemente, CA

Solar Energy Data in San Clemente, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for San Clemente, CA

Solar Radiation Data in San Clemente

Based on historical San Clemente, 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 Clemente. [1]

San Clemente has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.98 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 5% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.76 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in San Clemente that are always titled at the latitude of San Clemente (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.66 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.98 kWh/m2/day and approximately 19% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.76 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 San Clemente

Solar Radiation Data in San Clemente, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for San Clemente, CA

Solar Radiation Data in San Clemente

San Clemente, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.8 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in San Clemente is August with an average of 6.54 kWh/m2/day, followed by September at 6.27 kWh/m2/day and March at 6.19 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in San Clemente (California) are December with an average of 4.83 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.09 kWh/m2/day and February at 5.51 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in San Clemente

The average monthly solar radiation level in San Clemente, CA, of 5.8 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 48% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 12% 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: San Clemente vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in San Clemente

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 28, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:42 am
    • Sunset: 7:52 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:10
Solar Energy Statistics for San Clemente

Best Months for Solar in San Clemente

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.54 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (6.5 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.84 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.69 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in San Clemente

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Solar Power Output in San Clemente

The Power of Solar in San Clemente, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for San Clemente, CA

Solar Radiation Data in San Clemente

San Clemente (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6473.09 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in San Clemente is August with an average of 607.56 kWhac, followed by March at 593.06 kWhac and May at 566.88 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in San Clemente (California) are December with an average of 467.99 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 482.05 kWhac and January at 487.79 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in San Clemente

San Clemente Electricity Costs

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San Clemente Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for San Clemente, CA [5]

Sat May 28
63°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 58°F
Max: 64°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 75%
Cloud cover: 74%
Sun May 29
68°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 1%
Mon May 30
68°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue May 31
68°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Jun 1
71°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 60°F
Max: 71°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jun 2
70°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 60°F
Max: 70°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 76%

More about San Clemente

About San Clemente

The city of San Clemente, CA in Orange County has an approximate population of 63,522. [6]

San Clemente Solar Power

San Clemente, CA Solar Energy

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

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