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Solar Energy in Oroville, CA

Solar Energy in Oroville

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Oroville with an average of 7.27 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Oroville

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Oroville

The total length of the day in Oroville, CA today (August 20, 2017) will be 13 hours and 29 minutes. [More]

Oroville, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Oroville, CA

Solar Energy Data in Oroville, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Oroville, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Oroville

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

Oroville has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.97 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 14% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.77 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Oroville that are always titled at the latitude of Oroville (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.72 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.97 kWh/m2/day and approximately 1% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.77 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 Oroville

Solar Radiation Data in Oroville, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Oroville, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Oroville

Oroville, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.48 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Oroville is August with an average of 7.27 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 7.17 kWh/m2/day and September at 6.96 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Oroville (California) are December with an average of 2.73 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 2.76 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.7 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Oroville

The average monthly solar radiation level in Oroville, CA, of 5.48 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 47% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is (sorry, data not currently available) the average level of 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 Oroville 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 Oroville

Sunrise / Sunset in Oroville

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 20, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:24 am
    • Sunset: 7:54 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:09 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:29
Solar Energy Statistics for Oroville

Best Months for Solar in Oroville

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (7.27 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (7.37 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (8.63 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.01 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Oroville

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

However, Oroville is in Butte County and Butte County has at least 6,640 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Oroville

The Power of Solar in Oroville, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Oroville, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Oroville

Oroville (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6176.62 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Oroville is August with an average of 672.52 kWhac, followed by July at 661.97 kWhac and May at 643.51 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Oroville (California) are December with an average of 273.76 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 282.09 kWhac and November at 352.12 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Oroville

Oroville Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Oroville averaged 18.29 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2017, which was about 40% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.02¢/kWh in May. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Oroville

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Oroville Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $13.04 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in May 2017, which was approximately 1% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $13.21 per Mcf in May. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Oroville

Solar Energy Contractors in Oroville

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Oroville

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Oroville

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

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Weather Forecast for Oroville, CA [5]

Sat Aug 19
68°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 68°F
Max: 68°F
Light breeze: 3 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 76%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Aug 20
90°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 67°F
Max: 93°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Aug 21
87°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 68°F
Max: 90°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Aug 22
89°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 68°F
Max: 90°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 8%
Wed Aug 23
78°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 83°F
Light breeze: 2 mps
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 35%
Thu Aug 24
79°F
Light Rain
Min: 63°F
Max: 84°F
Calm: 0 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 33%

More about Oroville

About Oroville

The city of Oroville, CA in Butte County has an approximate population of 15,546. [6]

Oroville Solar Power

Oroville, CA Solar Energy

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