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Solar Energy in Atherton, CA

Solar Energy in Atherton

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Atherton with an average of 7.02 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Atherton

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Atherton

The total length of the day in Atherton, CA today (December 13, 2018) will be 09 hours and 36 minutes. [More]

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Atherton, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Atherton, CA

Solar Energy Data in Atherton, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Atherton, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Atherton

Based on historical Atherton, 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 Atherton. [1]

Atherton has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.01 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 7% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.4 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Atherton that are always titled at the latitude of Atherton (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.72 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.01 kWh/m2/day and approximately 6% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.4 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 Atherton

Solar Radiation Data in Atherton, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Atherton, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Atherton

Atherton, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.44 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Atherton is July with an average of 7.02 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.68 kWh/m2/day and September at 6.62 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Atherton (California) are December with an average of 3.35 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.62 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.86 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Atherton

The average monthly solar radiation level in Atherton, CA, of 5.44 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 46% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 18% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Atherton

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 13, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:15 am
    • Sunset: 5:51 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:03 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:36
Solar Energy Statistics for Atherton

Best Months for Solar in Atherton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (7.02 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (7.2 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.66 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.8 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Atherton

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

However, Atherton is in San Mateo County and San Mateo County has at least 10,429 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Atherton

The Power of Solar in Atherton, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Atherton, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Atherton

Atherton (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6320.83 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Atherton is July with an average of 685.55 kWhac, followed by August at 651.44 kWhac and May at 629.11 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Atherton (California) are December with an average of 338.51 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 361.04 kWhac and November at 371.4 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Atherton

Atherton Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Atherton 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. [3]

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Atherton 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. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Atherton

Solar Energy Contractors in Atherton

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Atherton

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Atherton

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

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Weather Forecast for Atherton, CA [5]

Wed Dec 12
42°F
Few Clouds
Min: 42°F
Max: 42°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 20%
Thu Dec 13
59°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 43°F
Max: 59°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 82%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Dec 14
57°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 54°F
Max: 57°F
Severe Gale: 20 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 99%
Cloud cover: 88%
Sat Dec 15
56°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 55°F
Max: 57°F
: 7 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 92%
Sun Dec 16
54°F
Light Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 56°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 88%
Mon Dec 17
55°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 52°F
Max: 57°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 65%

More about Atherton

About Atherton

The town of Atherton, CA in San Mateo County has an approximate population of 6,914. [6]

Atherton Solar Power

Atherton, CA Solar Energy

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

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