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Solar Energy in Lakewood, CA

Solar Energy in Lakewood

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Lakewood with an average of 6.78 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Lakewood

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Lakewood

The total length of the day in Lakewood, CA today (January 15, 2019) will be 10 hours and 11 minutes. [More]

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Lakewood, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Lakewood, CA

Solar Energy Data in Lakewood, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Lakewood, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Lakewood

Based on historical Lakewood, 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 Lakewood. [1]

Lakewood has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.21 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.4 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Lakewood that are always titled at the latitude of Lakewood (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.94 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.21 kWh/m2/day and approximately 10% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.4 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 Lakewood

Solar Radiation Data in Lakewood, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Lakewood, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Lakewood

Lakewood, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.63 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Lakewood is August with an average of 6.78 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 6.63 kWh/m2/day and April at 6.2 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Lakewood (California) are December with an average of 4.35 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.43 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.81 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Lakewood

The average monthly solar radiation level in Lakewood, CA, of 5.63 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 51% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 15% 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 Lakewood 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 Lakewood

Sunrise / Sunset in Lakewood

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 15, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:56 am
    • Sunset: 6:08 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:02 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:11
Solar Energy Statistics for Lakewood

Best Months for Solar in Lakewood

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.78 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (6.99 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (6.89 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.47 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Lakewood

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

However, Lakewood is in Los Angeles County and Los Angeles County has at least 82,650 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Lakewood

The Power of Solar in Lakewood, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Lakewood, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Lakewood

Lakewood (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6383.97 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Lakewood is August with an average of 637.97 kWhac, followed by July at 627.49 kWhac and May at 588.73 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Lakewood (California) are December with an average of 423.5 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 433.07 kWhac and February at 442.57 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Lakewood

Lakewood Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Lakewood 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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Lakewood 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 Lakewood

Solar Energy Contractors in Lakewood

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Lakewood

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Lakewood

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

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Weather Forecast for Lakewood, CA [5]

Tue Jan 15
54°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 54°F
Max: 58°F
Gale: 19 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 92%
Wed Jan 16
59°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 59°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 98%
Cloud cover: 68%
Thu Jan 17
59°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 58°F
Max: 59°F
Gale: 17 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 98%
Cloud cover: 92%
Fri Jan 18
56°F
Light Rain
Min: 44°F
Max: 60°F
Light breeze: 3 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 68%
Sat Jan 19
56°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 41°F
Max: 66°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 27%
Sun Jan 20
63°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 42°F
Max: 68°F
Light breeze: 3 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Lakewood

About Lakewood

The city of Lakewood, CA in Los Angeles County has an approximate population of 80,048. [6]

Lakewood Solar Power

Lakewood, CA Solar Energy

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