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Solar Energy in Lompoc, CA

Solar Energy in Lompoc

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

Solar Panels in Lompoc

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Lompoc

The total length of the day in Lompoc, CA today (December 17, 2018) will be 09 hours and 50 minutes. [More]

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Lompoc, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Lompoc, CA

Solar Energy Data in Lompoc, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Lompoc, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Lompoc

Based on historical Lompoc, 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 Lompoc. [1]

Lompoc has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.23 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 10% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.84 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Lompoc that are always titled at the latitude of Lompoc (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.04 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.23 kWh/m2/day and approximately 3% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.84 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 Lompoc

Solar Radiation Data in Lompoc, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Lompoc, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Lompoc

Lompoc, 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 Lompoc is August with an average of 6.97 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 6.93 kWh/m2/day and May at 6.77 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Lompoc (California) are January with an average of 4.61 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 4.88 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.01 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Lompoc

The average monthly solar radiation level in Lompoc, 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 Lompoc 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 Lompoc

Sunrise / Sunset in Lompoc

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 17, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:03 am
    • Sunset: 5:53 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:58 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:50
Solar Energy Statistics for Lompoc

Best Months for Solar in Lompoc

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.97 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (6.81 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (6.8 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.26 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Lompoc

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

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

Solar Power Output in Lompoc

The Power of Solar in Lompoc, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Lompoc, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Lompoc

Lompoc (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6868.44 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Lompoc is August with an average of 673.23 kWhac, followed by July at 668.94 kWhac and May at 667.58 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Lompoc (California) are January with an average of 453.18 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 469.45 kWhac and November at 477.21 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Lompoc

Lompoc Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Lompoc averaged 19.39 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2018, which was about 49% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.01¢/kWh in September. [3]

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Lompoc Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $12.30 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2018, which was approximately 29% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.32 per Mcf in September. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Lompoc

Solar Energy Contractors in Lompoc

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Lompoc

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Lompoc

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

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Weather Forecast for Lompoc, CA [5]

Sun Dec 16
54°F
Light Rain
Min: 54°F
Max: 54°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 92%
Mon Dec 17
56°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 54°F
Max: 59°F
: 5 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 64%
Tue Dec 18
55°F
Few Clouds
Min: 48°F
Max: 59°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 98%
Cloud cover: 20%
Wed Dec 19
58°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 45°F
Max: 64°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 86%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Dec 20
56°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 48°F
Max: 59°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 16%
Fri Dec 21
55°F
Light Rain
Min: 53°F
Max: 58°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 63%

More about Lompoc

About Lompoc

The city of Lompoc, CA in Santa Barbara County has an approximate population of 42,434. [6]

Lompoc Solar Power

Lompoc, CA Solar Energy

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

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