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Solar Energy in Fresno, CA

Solar Energy in Fresno

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Fresno with an average of 7.47 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Fresno

Solar panels in Fresno that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in Fresno

The total length of the day in Fresno, CA today (September 21, 2018) will be 12 hours and 10 minutes. [More]

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Fresno, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Fresno, CA

Solar Energy Data in Fresno, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Fresno, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Fresno

Based on historical Fresno, CA data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in Fresno. [1]

Fresno has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.26 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 12% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.96 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Fresno that are always titled at the latitude of Fresno (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.91 kWh/m2/day, or about 12% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.26 kWh/m2/day and approximately 1% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.96 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 Fresno

Solar Radiation Data in Fresno, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Fresno, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Fresno

Fresno, 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 Fresno is August with an average of 7.47 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 7.38 kWh/m2/day and June at 7.21 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Fresno (California) are December with an average of 2.78 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.01 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.45 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Fresno

The average monthly solar radiation level in Fresno, 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 Fresno 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 Fresno

Sunrise / Sunset in Fresno

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 21, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:46 am
    • Sunset: 6:56 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:51 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:10
Solar Energy Statistics for Fresno

Best Months for Solar in Fresno

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (7.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (7.4 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.82 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.21 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Fresno

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

However, Fresno is in Fresno County and Fresno County has at least 25,874 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Fresno

The Power of Solar in Fresno, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Fresno, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Fresno

Fresno (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6438.04 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Fresno is August with an average of 673.09 kWhac, followed by July at 667.39 kWhac and May at 660.1 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Fresno (California) are December with an average of 283.78 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 303.62 kWhac and February at 406.03 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Fresno

Fresno Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Fresno averaged 19.90 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2018, which was about 53% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.02¢/kWh in June. [3]

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Fresno Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $12.16 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2018, which was approximately 26% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $16.53 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Fresno

Solar Energy Contractors in Fresno

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Fresno

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Fresno

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

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Weather Forecast for Fresno, CA [5]

Thu Sep 20
67°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 67°F
Max: 67°F
: 3 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Sep 21
82°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 57°F
Max: 91°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Sep 22
79°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 54°F
Max: 91°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 8%
Sun Sep 23
80°F
Few Clouds
Min: 52°F
Max: 86°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 18%
Mon Sep 24
79°F
Light Rain
Min: 58°F
Max: 86°F
Light breeze: 2 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 43%
Tue Sep 25
74°F
Light Rain
Min: 63°F
Max: 84°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 16%

More about Fresno

About Fresno

The city of Fresno, CA in Fresno County has an approximate population of 494,665. [6]

Fresno Solar Power

Fresno, CA Solar Energy

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

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