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Solar Energy in Monterey, CA

Solar Energy in Monterey

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Solar Panels in Monterey

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Monterey

The total length of the day in Monterey, CA today (March 22, 2019) will be 12 hours and 16 minutes. [More]

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Monterey, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Monterey, CA

Solar Energy Data in Monterey, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Monterey, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Monterey

Based on historical Monterey, 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 Monterey. [1]

Monterey has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.57 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.7 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Monterey that are always titled at the latitude of Monterey (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.29 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.57 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.7 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 Monterey

Solar Radiation Data in Monterey, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Monterey, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Monterey

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

Solar Power Levels in Monterey

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Monterey 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 Monterey

Sunrise / Sunset in Monterey

  • Sunrise/Sunset for March 22, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 2:05 pm
    • Sunset: 2:22 am
    • Solar Noon: 8:13 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:16
Solar Energy Statistics for Monterey

Best Months for Solar in Monterey

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: April (6.25 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: May (5.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.7 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Monterey

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

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

Solar Power Output in Monterey

The Power of Solar in Monterey, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Monterey, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Monterey

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Cost of Utilities in Monterey

Monterey Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Monterey averaged 19.44 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in December 2018, which was about 56% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.47¢/kWh in December. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Monterey

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Monterey Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $13.08 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in December 2018, which was approximately 36% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.63 per Mcf in December. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Monterey

Solar Energy Contractors in Monterey

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Monterey

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Monterey

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

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Weather Forecast for Monterey, CA [5]

Fri Mar 22
53°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 50°F
Max: 53°F
Light breeze: 3 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 96%
Cloud cover: 92%
Sat Mar 23
55°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 41°F
Max: 55°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 86%
Cloud cover: 8%
Sun Mar 24
56°F
Few Clouds
Min: 38°F
Max: 57°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 24%
Mon Mar 25
55°F
Light Rain
Min: 49°F
Max: 56°F
Gale: 20 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Mar 26
53°F
Light Rain
Min: 52°F
Max: 54°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 62%
Wed Mar 27
53°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 50°F
Max: 54°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 81%

More about Monterey

About Monterey

The city of Monterey, CA in Monterey County has an approximate population of 27,810. [6]

Monterey Solar Power

Monterey, CA Solar Energy

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

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