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Solar Energy in Hercules, CA

Solar Energy in Hercules

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Solar Panels in Hercules

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Hercules

The total length of the day in Hercules, CA today (March 23, 2019) will be 12 hours and 17 minutes. [More]

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Hercules, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Hercules, CA

Solar Energy Data in Hercules, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Hercules, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Hercules

Based on historical Hercules, 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 Hercules. [1]

Hercules has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.93 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 5% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.19 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Hercules that are always titled at the latitude of Hercules (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.61 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.93 kWh/m2/day and approximately 8% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.19 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 Hercules

Solar Radiation Data in Hercules, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Hercules, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Hercules

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

Solar Power Levels in Hercules

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Hercules

  • Sunrise/Sunset for March 23, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 2:07 pm
    • Sunset: 2:24 am
    • Solar Noon: 8:15 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:17
Solar Energy Statistics for Hercules

Best Months for Solar in Hercules

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (7.12 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.41 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.72 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Hercules

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

However, Hercules is in Contra Costa County and Contra Costa County has at least 26,320 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Hercules

The Power of Solar in Hercules, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Hercules, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Hercules

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Cost of Utilities in Hercules

Hercules Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Hercules averaged 19.44 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in December 2018, which was about 56% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.47¢/kWh in December. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Hercules

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Hercules Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $13.08 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in December 2018, which was approximately 36% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.63 per Mcf in December. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Hercules

Solar Energy Contractors in Hercules

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Hercules

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Hercules

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

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Weather Forecast for Hercules, CA [5]

Sat Mar 23
58°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 45°F
Max: 58°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 94%
Cloud cover: 8%
Sun Mar 24
56°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 43°F
Max: 57°F
Light breeze: 1 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 87%
Cloud cover: 56%
Mon Mar 25
53°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 49°F
Max: 54°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 99%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Mar 26
53°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 50°F
Max: 54°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 93%
Wed Mar 27
52°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 50°F
Max: 55°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 98%
Thu Mar 28
52°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 45°F
Max: 56°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 23%

More about Hercules

About Hercules

The city of Hercules, CA in Contra Costa County has an approximate population of 24,060. [6]

Hercules Solar Power

Hercules, CA Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Hercules, CA, or for more solar-related resources for Hercules, 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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