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Solar Energy in King City, CA

Solar Energy in King City

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in King City with an average of 7.48 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in King City

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

Sunrise & Sunset in King City

The total length of the day in King City, CA today (January 15, 2019) will be 09 hours and 59 minutes. [More]

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King City, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in King City, CA

Solar Energy Data in King City, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for King City, CA

Solar Radiation Data in King City

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

King City has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.37 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 16% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.38 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in King City that are always titled at the latitude of King City (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.2 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.37 kWh/m2/day and approximately 3% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.38 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 King City

Solar Radiation Data in King City, CA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in King City.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for King City, CA

Solar Radiation Data in King City

King City, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.8 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in King City is August with an average of 7.48 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 7.41 kWh/m2/day and June at 7.24 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in King City (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 4.43 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: King City vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in King City

The average monthly solar radiation level in King City, CA, of 5.8 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 King City 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 King City

Sunrise / Sunset in King City

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 15, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:14 am
    • Sunset: 6:13 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:14 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:59
Solar Energy Statistics for King City

Best Months for Solar in King City

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (7.48 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (7.27 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.41 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.08 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in King City

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

However, King City is in Monterey County and Monterey County has at least 5,915 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in King City

The Power of Solar in King City, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for King City, CA

Solar Radiation Data in King City

King City (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6443.91 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in King City is August with an average of 674.6 kWhac, followed by July at 670.07 kWhac and May at 662.38 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in King City (California) are December with an average of 283 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 302.94 kWhac and February at 405.32 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in King City

King City Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in King City averaged 15.73 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2018, which was about 22% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.87¢/kWh in October. [3]

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King City Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $12.16 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2018, which was approximately 1% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $12.26 per Mcf in October. [4]

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Solar Businesses in King City

Solar Energy Contractors in King City

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in King City

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in King City

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

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Weather Forecast for King City, CA [5]

Tue Jan 15
55°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 52°F
Max: 56°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 98%
Cloud cover: 92%
Wed Jan 16
54°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 50°F
Max: 54°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 92%
Thu Jan 17
52°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 40°F
Max: 53°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 92%
Fri Jan 18
55°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 45°F
Max: 60°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 21%
Sat Jan 19
56°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 41°F
Max: 60°F
Calm: 1 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 45%
Sun Jan 20
57°F
Light Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 58°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 42%

More about King City

About King City

The city of King City, CA in Monterey County has an approximate population of 12,874. [6]

King City Solar Power

King City, CA Solar Energy

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

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