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Solar Energy in California, PA

Solar Energy in California

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in California with an average of 5.76 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in California

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

Sunrise & Sunset in California

The total length of the day in California, PA today (May 28, 2022) will be 14 hours and 45 minutes. [More]

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California, PA Solar Energy

Solar Power in California, PA

Solar Energy Data in California, PA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for California, PA

Solar Radiation Data in California

Based on historical California, PA data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in California. [1]

California has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.85 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 12% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.44 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in California that are always titled at the latitude of California (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.38 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.85 kWh/m2/day and approximately 27% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.44 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 California

Solar Radiation Data in California, PA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for California, PA

Solar Radiation Data in California

California, PA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.62 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in California is August with an average of 5.76 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.7 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.51 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in California (Pennsylvania) are December with an average of 2.78 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.02 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.7 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in California

The average monthly solar radiation level in California, PA, of 4.62 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 18% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 30% 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: California vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in California

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 28, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:54 am
    • Sunset: 8:39 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:45
Solar Energy Statistics for California

Best Months for Solar in California

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.76 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.4 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.19 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (5.89 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in California

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the borough of California, PA at this current time.

Solar Power Output in California

The Power of Solar in California, PA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for California, PA

Solar Radiation Data in California

California (PA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5104.47 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in California is August with an average of 518.63 kWhac, followed by July at 517.61 kWhac and May at 504.49 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in California (Pennsylvania) are December with an average of 277.03 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 305.69 kWhac and November at 343.84 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in California

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California Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for California, PA [5]

Sat May 28
68°F
Light Rain
Min: 54°F
Max: 70°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 81%
Cloud cover: 98%
Sun May 29
77°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 81°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 35%
Mon May 30
86°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 61°F
Max: 88°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 8%
Tue May 31
87°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 65°F
Max: 87°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 99%
Wed Jun 1
85°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 85°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 44%
Thu Jun 2
55°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 51°F
Max: 63°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about California

About California

The borough of California, PA in Washington County has an approximate population of 6,795. [6]

California Solar Power

California, PA Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

The solar energy that strikes the Earth in one hour could provide all of the Earth's energy needs for a complete year.

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