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Solar Energy in Sonora, CA

Solar Energy in Sonora

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Sonora with an average of 7.59 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Sonora

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Sonora

The total length of the day in Sonora, CA today (April 18, 2024) will be 13 hours and 20 minutes. [More]

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Sonora, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Sonora, CA

Solar Energy Data in Sonora, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Sonora, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Sonora

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

Sonora has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.19 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 16% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.19 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Sonora that are always titled at the latitude of Sonora (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.95 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.19 kWh/m2/day and approximately 4% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.19 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 Sonora

Solar Radiation Data in Sonora, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Sonora, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Sonora

Sonora, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.02 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Sonora is August with an average of 7.59 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 7.43 kWh/m2/day and September at 7.15 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Sonora (California) are December with an average of 4.24 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.37 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.51 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Sonora

The average monthly solar radiation level in Sonora, CA, of 6.02 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 53% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 9% 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: Sonora vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Sonora

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 18, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:20 am
    • Sunset: 7:40 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:20
Solar Energy Statistics for Sonora

Best Months for Solar in Sonora

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (7.59 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (7.45 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (9.06 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.15 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Sonora

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Solar Power Output in Sonora

The Power of Solar in Sonora, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Sonora, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Sonora

Sonora (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6608.68 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Sonora is August with an average of 677.99 kWhac, followed by July at 663.48 kWhac and September at 623.62 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Sonora (California) are February with an average of 394.09 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 417.63 kWhac and January at 425.17 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Sonora

Sonora Electricity Costs

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Sonora Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Sonora, CA [5]

Thu Apr 18
72°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 50°F
Max: 73°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 5%
Fri Apr 19
71°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 72°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 85%
Sat Apr 20
71°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 72°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Apr 21
69°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 50°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 5%
Mon Apr 22
71°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 74°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 77%
Tue Apr 23
62°F
Light Rain
Min: 50°F
Max: 65°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 15%

More about Sonora

About Sonora

The city of Sonora, CA in Tuolumne County has an approximate population of 4,903. [6]

Sonora Solar Power

Sonora, CA Solar Energy

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

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