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Solar Energy in Los Gatos, CA

Solar Energy in Los Gatos

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Los Gatos with an average of 7.03 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Los Gatos

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Los Gatos

The total length of the day in Los Gatos, CA today (September 25, 2017) will be 12 hours and 00 minutes. [More]

Los Gatos, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Los Gatos, CA

Solar Energy Data in Los Gatos, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Los Gatos, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Los Gatos

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

Los Gatos has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.15 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 13% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.94 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Los Gatos that are always titled at the latitude of Los Gatos (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.9 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.15 kWh/m2/day and approximately 1% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.94 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.

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Solar Radiation Levels in Los Gatos

Solar Radiation Data in Los Gatos, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Los Gatos, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Los Gatos

Los Gatos, 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 Gatos is July with an average of 7.03 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 Gatos (California) are December with an average of 3.34 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.61 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.86 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Los Gatos

The average monthly solar radiation level in Los Gatos, 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 Gatos 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).

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Solar Data & Statistics for Los Gatos

Sunrise / Sunset in Los Gatos

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 25, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:59 am
    • Sunset: 6:59 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:59 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:00
Solar Energy Statistics for Los Gatos

Best Months for Solar in Los Gatos

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (7.03 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (7.34 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (8.5 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.01 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Los Gatos

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

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

Solar Power Output in Los Gatos

The Power of Solar in Los Gatos, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Los Gatos, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Los Gatos

Los Gatos (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6322.66 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Los Gatos is July with an average of 686.66 kWhac, followed by August at 652.07 kWhac and May at 630.03 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Los Gatos (California) are December with an average of 337.96 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 360.54 kWhac and November at 370.92 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Los Gatos

Los Gatos Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Los Gatos averaged 19.39 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2017, which was about 47% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.22¢/kWh in June. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Los Gatos

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Los Gatos Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $13.21 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2017, which was approximately 17% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.98 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Los Gatos

Solar Energy Contractors in Los Gatos

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Los Gatos

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Los Gatos

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

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Weather Forecast for Los Gatos, CA [5]

Sun Sep 24
57°F
Few Clouds
Min: 57°F
Max: 57°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 81%
Cloud cover: 12%
Mon Sep 25
75°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 47°F
Max: 79°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Sep 26
74°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 44°F
Max: 81°F
Light breeze: 3 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Sep 27
79°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 47°F
Max: 85°F
Light breeze: 3 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Sep 28
69°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 74°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Sep 29
68°F
Light Rain
Min: 51°F
Max: 74°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 5%

More about Los Gatos

About Los Gatos

The town of Los Gatos, CA in Santa Clara County has an approximate population of 29,413. [6]

Los Gatos Solar Power

Los Gatos, CA Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

The solar energy that strikes the Earth in one hour could provide all of the Earth's energy needs for a complete year.

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