Based on historical Arroyo Grande, CA data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in Arroyo Grande.
Arroyo Grande has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.37 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 17% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.45 kWh/m2/day. 
Solar installations in Arroyo Grande that are always titled at the latitude of Arroyo Grande (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.19 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.37 kWh/m2/day and approximately 4% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.45 kWh/m2/day. 
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 Arroyo Grande
Solar Radiation Data in Arroyo Grande, CA
See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Arroyo Grande.
* Amounts listed in kWh/m2/day (kilowatt hours per square meter per day)
Solar Radiation Analysis for Arroyo Grande, CA
Arroyo Grande, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.96 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). 
The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Arroyo Grande is August with an average of 6.95 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 6.91 kWh/m2/day and May at 6.75 kWh/m2/day. 
The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Arroyo Grande (California) are January with an average of 4.62 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 4.9 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.02 kWh/m2/day. 
Solar Power Comparison: Arroyo Grande vs. the U.S.
Solar Power Levels in Arroyo Grande
The average monthly solar radiation level in Arroyo Grande, CA, of 5.96 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 60% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 10% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). 
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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.
Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Arroyo Grande solar radiation levels compare to average levels in a city with historcially high levels (NV) and a city with historically low levels (WA). 
→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
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We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the city of Arroyo Grande, CA at this current time.
However, Arroyo Grande is in San Luis Obispo County and San Luis Obispo County has at least 8,939 solar insallations right now. 
Solar Power Output in Arroyo Grande
The Power of Solar in Arroyo Grande, CA
Monthly AC solar system output averages for Arroyo Grande (ca). Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in Arroyo Grande. 
* Amounts listed in kWhac (kilowatt hours (AC))
Solar Output Analysis for Arroyo Grande, CA
Arroyo Grande (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6866.31 kilowatt hours (AC). 
The month with the highest historical solar power output in Arroyo Grande is August with an average of 671.87 kWhac, followed by July at 666.63 kWhac and May at 665.41 kWhac. 
The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Arroyo Grande (California) are January with an average of 454.73 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 470.46 kWhac and November at 478.78 kWhac. 
Cost of Utilities in Arroyo Grande
Arroyo Grande Electricity Costs
Electricity prices (residential) in Arroyo Grande averaged 19.39 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2018, which was about 49% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.01¢/kWh in September. 
Solar Power Poll: Arroyo Grande
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Arroyo Grande Natural Gas Costs
Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $12.30 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2018, which was approximately 29% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.32 per Mcf in September. 
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