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Solar Energy in Santa Maria, CA

Solar Energy in Santa Maria

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Solar Panels in Santa Maria

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Santa Maria

The total length of the day in Santa Maria, CA today (May 29, 2020) will be 14 hours and 19 minutes. [More]

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Santa Maria, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Santa Maria, CA

Solar Energy Data in Santa Maria, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Santa Maria, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Santa Maria

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

Santa Maria has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.32 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 14% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.2 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Santa Maria that are always titled at the latitude of Santa Maria (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.16 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.32 kWh/m2/day and approximately 1% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.2 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 Santa Maria

Solar Radiation Data in Santa Maria, CA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Santa Maria.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Santa Maria, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Santa Maria

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Solar Power Comparison: Santa Maria vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Santa Maria

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Santa Maria 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 Santa Maria

Sunrise / Sunset in Santa Maria

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 29, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:49 pm
    • Sunset: 3:09 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:59 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:19
Solar Energy Statistics for Santa Maria

Best Months for Solar in Santa Maria

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: May (6.91 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (7.31 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.59 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Santa Maria

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

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

Solar Power Output in Santa Maria

The Power of Solar in Santa Maria, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Santa Maria, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Santa Maria

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Cost of Utilities in Santa Maria

Santa Maria Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Santa Maria averaged 21.70 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in February 2020, which was about 69% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.85¢/kWh in February. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Santa Maria

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Santa Maria Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $14.55 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in February 2020, which was approximately 57% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.26 per Mcf in February. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Santa Maria, CA [5]

Fri May 29
65°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 58°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 75%
Sat May 30
70°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 51%
Sun May 31
70°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 70°F
Light breeze: 6 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Jun 1
66°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 52°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 93%
Tue Jun 2
70°F
Few Clouds
Min: 53°F
Max: 70°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 12%
Wed Jun 3
74°F
Few Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 74°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 18%

More about Santa Maria

About Santa Maria

The city of Santa Maria, CA in Santa Barbara County has an approximate population of 99,553. [6]

Santa Maria Solar Power

Santa Maria, CA Solar Energy

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

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