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Solar Energy in Dos Palos, CA

Solar Energy in Dos Palos

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Dos Palos with an average of 7.46 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Dos Palos

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Dos Palos

The total length of the day in Dos Palos, CA today (December 18, 2018) will be 09 hours and 37 minutes. [More]

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Dos Palos, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Dos Palos, CA

Solar Energy Data in Dos Palos, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Dos Palos, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Dos Palos

Based on historical Dos Palos, 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 Dos Palos. [1]

Dos Palos has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.21 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 10% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.82 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Dos Palos that are always titled at the latitude of Dos Palos (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.89 kWh/m2/day, or about 13% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.21 kWh/m2/day and approximately 1% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.82 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 Dos Palos

Solar Radiation Data in Dos Palos, CA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Dos Palos.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Dos Palos, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Dos Palos

Dos Palos, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.79 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Dos Palos is August with an average of 7.46 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 7.36 kWh/m2/day and June at 7.19 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Dos Palos (California) are December with an average of 2.79 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.02 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.45 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Dos Palos vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Dos Palos

The average monthly solar radiation level in Dos Palos, CA, of 5.79 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 55% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 12% 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 Dos Palos 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 Dos Palos

Sunrise / Sunset in Dos Palos

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 18, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:11 am
    • Sunset: 5:48 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:59 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:37
Solar Energy Statistics for Dos Palos

Best Months for Solar in Dos Palos

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (7.46 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (7.29 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.48 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.15 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Dos Palos

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

However, Dos Palos is in Merced County and Merced County has at least 3,409 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Dos Palos

The Power of Solar in Dos Palos, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Dos Palos, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Dos Palos

Dos Palos (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6435.28 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Dos Palos is August with an average of 672.4 kWhac, followed by July at 666.18 kWhac and May at 659.07 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Dos Palos (California) are December with an average of 284.11 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 303.92 kWhac and February at 406.34 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Dos Palos

Dos Palos Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Dos Palos 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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Dos Palos 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 Dos Palos

Solar Energy Contractors in Dos Palos

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Dos Palos

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Dos Palos

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

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Weather Forecast for Dos Palos, CA [5]

Tue Dec 18
57°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 43°F
Max: 57°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 82%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Dec 19
54°F
Light Rain
Min: 34°F
Max: 54°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 96%
Cloud cover: 64%
Thu Dec 20
53°F
Light Rain
Min: 41°F
Max: 56°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 36%
Fri Dec 21
49°F
Light Rain
Min: 33°F
Max: 57°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 67%
Sat Dec 22
51°F
Light Rain
Min: 40°F
Max: 58°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 72%
Sun Dec 23
52°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 57°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 87%

More about Dos Palos

About Dos Palos

The city of Dos Palos, CA in Merced County has an approximate population of 4,950. [6]

Dos Palos Solar Power

Dos Palos, CA Solar Energy

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

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