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Solar Energy in Sunnyvale, CA

Solar Energy in Sunnyvale

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Solar Panels in Sunnyvale

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Sunnyvale

The total length of the day in Sunnyvale, CA today (April 24, 2019) will be 13 hours and 31 minutes. [More]

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Sunnyvale, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Sunnyvale, CA

Solar Energy Data in Sunnyvale, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Sunnyvale, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Sunnyvale

Based on historical Sunnyvale, 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 Sunnyvale. [1]

Sunnyvale has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.11 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 11% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.75 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Sunnyvale that are always titled at the latitude of Sunnyvale (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.84 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.11 kWh/m2/day and approximately 2% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.75 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 Sunnyvale

Solar Radiation Data in Sunnyvale, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Sunnyvale, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Sunnyvale

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

Solar Power Levels in Sunnyvale

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Sunnyvale

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 24, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 1:20 pm
    • Sunset: 2:51 am
    • Solar Noon: 8:06 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:31
Solar Energy Statistics for Sunnyvale

Best Months for Solar in Sunnyvale

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (7.32 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (8.23 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.94 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Sunnyvale

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

However, Sunnyvale is in Santa Clara County and Santa Clara County has at least 35,058 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Sunnyvale

The Power of Solar in Sunnyvale, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Sunnyvale, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Sunnyvale

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Cost of Utilities in Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Sunnyvale averaged 18.32 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in January 2019, which was about 47% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.47¢/kWh in January. [3]

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Sunnyvale Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $13.87 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in January 2019, which was approximately 47% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.43 per Mcf in January. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Sunnyvale

Solar Energy Contractors in Sunnyvale

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Sunnyvale

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Sunnyvale

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

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Weather Forecast for Sunnyvale, CA [5]

Tue Apr 23
64°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 61°F
Max: 64°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 86%
Cloud cover: 42%
Wed Apr 24
68°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 55°F
Max: 68°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Apr 25
64°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 53°F
Max: 64°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 81%
Fri Apr 26
66°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 66°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 88%
Sat Apr 27
68°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 69°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 99%
Sun Apr 28
63°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 63°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Sunnyvale

About Sunnyvale

The city of Sunnyvale, CA in Santa Clara County has an approximate population of 140,081. [6]

Sunnyvale Solar Power

Sunnyvale, CA Solar Energy

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

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