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Solar Energy in Goleta, CA

Solar Energy in Goleta

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Goleta with an average of 6.97 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Goleta

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Goleta

The total length of the day in Goleta, CA today (February 19, 2019) will be 11 hours and 07 minutes. [More]

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Goleta, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Goleta, CA

Solar Energy Data in Goleta, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Goleta, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Goleta

Based on historical Goleta, 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 Goleta. [1]

Goleta has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.21 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 13% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.98 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Goleta that are always titled at the latitude of Goleta (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.21 kWh/m2/day and approximately 0% greater 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.

Solar Radiation Levels in Goleta

Solar Radiation Data in Goleta, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Goleta, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Goleta

Goleta, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.96 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Goleta is August with an average of 6.97 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 6.94 kWh/m2/day and May at 6.78 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Goleta (California) are January with an average of 4.6 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 4.87 kWh/m2/day and November at 5 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Goleta

The average monthly solar radiation level in Goleta, 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). [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 Goleta 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 Goleta

Sunrise / Sunset in Goleta

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 19, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 2:39 pm
    • Sunset: 1:46 am
    • Solar Noon: 8:13 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:07
Solar Energy Statistics for Goleta

Best Months for Solar in Goleta

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.97 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (6.86 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.29 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.37 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Goleta

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

However, Goleta is in Santa Barbara County and Santa Barbara County has at least 6,052 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Goleta

The Power of Solar in Goleta, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Goleta, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Goleta

Goleta (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6869.25 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Goleta is August with an average of 673.83 kWhac, followed by July at 669.96 kWhac and May at 668.54 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Goleta (California) are January with an average of 452.48 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 468.98 kWhac and November at 476.49 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Goleta

Goleta Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Goleta averaged 19.53 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in November 2018, which was about 51% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.95¢/kWh in November. [3]

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Goleta Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $11.93 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in November 2018, which was approximately 27% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.43 per Mcf in November. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Goleta

Solar Energy Contractors in Goleta

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Goleta

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Goleta

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

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Weather Forecast for Goleta, CA [5]

Tue Feb 19
57°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 57°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Feb 20
52°F
Light Rain
Min: 51°F
Max: 52°F
Gale: 18 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 44%
Thu Feb 21
50°F
Light Rain
Min: 47°F
Max: 51°F
Gale: 20 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Feb 22
50°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 36°F
Max: 53°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Feb 23
49°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 34°F
Max: 51°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 40%
Sun Feb 24
50°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 37°F
Max: 53°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Goleta

About Goleta

The city of Goleta, CA in Santa Barbara County has an approximate population of 29,888. [6]

Goleta Solar Power

Goleta, CA Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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