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Solar Energy in Gilroy, CA

Solar Energy in Gilroy

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Gilroy with an average of 7.04 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Gilroy

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Gilroy

The total length of the day in Gilroy, CA today (December 11, 2017) will be 09 hours and 39 minutes. [More]

Gilroy, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Gilroy, CA

Solar Energy Data in Gilroy, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Gilroy, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Gilroy

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

Gilroy has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.13 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 14% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.98 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Gilroy that are always titled at the latitude of Gilroy (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.9 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.13 kWh/m2/day and approximately 1% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.98 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.

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Solar Radiation Levels in Gilroy

Solar Radiation Data in Gilroy, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Gilroy, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Gilroy

Gilroy, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.45 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Gilroy is July with an average of 7.04 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.69 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 Gilroy (California) are December with an average of 3.34 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.61 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.85 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Gilroy

The average monthly solar radiation level in Gilroy, CA, of 5.45 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 17% 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 Gilroy 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).

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Solar Data & Statistics for Gilroy

Sunrise / Sunset in Gilroy

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 11, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 3:10 pm
    • Sunset: 12:49 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:59 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:39
Solar Energy Statistics for Gilroy

Best Months for Solar in Gilroy

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (7.04 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (7.2 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (8.23 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.88 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Gilroy

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

However, Gilroy is in Santa Clara County and Santa Clara County has at least 35,058 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Gilroy

The Power of Solar in Gilroy, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Gilroy, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Gilroy

Gilroy (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6324.3 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Gilroy is July with an average of 687.7 kWhac, followed by August at 652.67 kWhac and May at 630.88 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Gilroy (California) are December with an average of 337.44 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 360.06 kWhac and November at 370.47 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Gilroy

Gilroy Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Gilroy averaged 18.98 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2017, which was about 43% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.30¢/kWh in September. [3]

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Gilroy Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $12.29 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2017, which was approximately 28% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.01 per Mcf in September. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Gilroy

Solar Energy Contractors in Gilroy

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Gilroy

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Gilroy

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

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Weather Forecast for Gilroy, CA [5]

Sun Dec 10
48°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 42°F
Max: 48°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Dec 11
69°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 29°F
Max: 69°F
: 3 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Dec 12
65°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 26°F
Max: 65°F
Light breeze: 3 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Dec 13
48°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 36°F
Max: 57°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Dec 14
49°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 36°F
Max: 57°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Dec 15
51°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 40°F
Max: 58°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 1%

More about Gilroy

About Gilroy

The city of Gilroy, CA in Santa Clara County has an approximate population of 48,821. [6]

Gilroy Solar Power

Gilroy, CA Solar Energy

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

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