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Solar Energy in Los Altos, CA

Solar Energy in Los Altos

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Los Altos with an average of 7.02 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Los Altos

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Los Altos

The total length of the day in Los Altos, CA today (February 19, 2019) will be 11 hours and 00 minutes. [More]

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Los Altos, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Los Altos, CA

Solar Energy Data in Los Altos, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Los Altos, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Los Altos

Based on historical Los Altos, 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 Los Altos. [1]

Los Altos has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.11 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 12% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.82 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Los Altos that are always titled at the latitude of Los Altos (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.84 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.11 kWh/m2/day and approximately 0% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.82 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 Los Altos

Solar Radiation Data in Los Altos, CA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Los Altos.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Los Altos, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Los Altos

Los Altos, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.44 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Los Altos is July with an average of 7.02 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.68 kWh/m2/day and September at 6.62 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Los Altos (California) are December with an average of 3.35 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.62 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.86 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Los Altos vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Los Altos

The average monthly solar radiation level in Los Altos, CA, of 5.44 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 46% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 18% 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 Los Altos 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 Los Altos

Sunrise / Sunset in Los Altos

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 19, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 2:51 pm
    • Sunset: 1:52 am
    • Solar Noon: 8:22 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:00
Solar Energy Statistics for Los Altos

Best Months for Solar in Los Altos

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (7.02 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (7.3 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (8.28 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.92 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Los Altos

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

However, Los Altos is in Santa Clara County and Santa Clara County has at least 35,058 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Los Altos

The Power of Solar in Los Altos, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Los Altos, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Los Altos

Los Altos (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6321.43 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Los Altos is July with an average of 685.91 kWhac, followed by August at 651.65 kWhac and May at 629.41 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Los Altos (California) are December with an average of 338.33 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 360.88 kWhac and November at 371.24 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Los Altos

Los Altos Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Los Altos 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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Los Altos 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 Los Altos

Solar Energy Contractors in Los Altos

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Los Altos

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Los Altos

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

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Weather Forecast for Los Altos, CA [5]

Tue Feb 19
54°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 49°F
Max: 54°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 84%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Feb 20
50°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 46°F
Max: 50°F
Gale: 18 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 92%
Thu Feb 21
50°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 45°F
Max: 51°F
High wind, near gale: 16 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 88%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Feb 22
44°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 34°F
Max: 50°F
: 3 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Feb 23
47°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 33°F
Max: 50°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Feb 24
48°F
Light Rain
Min: 40°F
Max: 50°F
Light breeze: 2 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 44%

More about Los Altos

About Los Altos

The city of Los Altos, CA in Santa Clara County has an approximate population of 28,976. [6]

Los Altos Solar Power

Los Altos, CA Solar Energy

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

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