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Solar Energy in San Marcos, CA

Solar Energy in San Marcos

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Solar Panels in San Marcos

Solar panels in San Marcos 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 Marcos

The total length of the day in San Marcos, CA today (June 25, 2019) will be 14 hours and 20 minutes. [More]

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San Marcos, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in San Marcos, CA

Solar Energy Data in San Marcos, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for San Marcos, CA

Solar Radiation Data in San Marcos

Based on historical San Marcos, 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 Marcos. [1]

San Marcos has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.34 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 11% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.97 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in San Marcos that are always titled at the latitude of San Marcos (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.1 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.34 kWh/m2/day and approximately 2% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.97 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 Marcos

Solar Radiation Data in San Marcos, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for San Marcos, CA

Solar Radiation Data in San Marcos

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

Solar Power Levels in San Marcos

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in San Marcos

  • Sunrise/Sunset for June 25, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:41 pm
    • Sunset: 3:01 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:51 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:20
Solar Energy Statistics for San Marcos

Best Months for Solar in San Marcos

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: August (7.05 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.31 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.51 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in San Marcos

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

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

Solar Power Output in San Marcos

The Power of Solar in San Marcos, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for San Marcos, CA

Solar Radiation Data in San Marcos

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Cost of Utilities in San Marcos

San Marcos Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in San Marcos averaged 19.30 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in March 2019, which was about 50% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.83¢/kWh in March. [3]

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San Marcos Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $13.64 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in March 2019, which was approximately 44% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.48 per Mcf in March. [4]

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Solar Businesses in San Marcos

Solar Energy Contractors in San Marcos

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in San Marcos

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in San Marcos

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

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Weather Forecast for San Marcos, CA [5]

Tue Jun 25
65°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 63°F
Max: 65°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 82%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Jun 26
61°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 61°F
Max: 63°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 80%
Cloud cover: 97%
Thu Jun 27
63°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 62°F
Max: 66°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 77%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Jun 28
64°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 64°F
Max: 66°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 77%
Cloud cover: 3%
Sat Jun 29
67°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 65°F
Max: 69°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 79%
Sun Jun 30
67°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 67°F
Max: 68°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about San Marcos

About San Marcos

The city of San Marcos, CA in San Diego County has an approximate population of 83,781. [6]

San Marcos Solar Power

San Marcos, CA Solar Energy

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

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