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Solar Energy in Paradise, CA

Solar Energy in Paradise

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Paradise with an average of 7.26 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Paradise

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Paradise

The total length of the day in Paradise, CA today (January 15, 2019) will be 09 hours and 41 minutes. [More]

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Paradise, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Paradise, CA

Solar Energy Data in Paradise, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Paradise, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Paradise

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

Paradise has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.96 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 17% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.99 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Paradise that are always titled at the latitude of Paradise (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.72 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.96 kWh/m2/day and approximately 5% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.99 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 Paradise

Solar Radiation Data in Paradise, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Paradise, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Paradise

Paradise, 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 Paradise is August with an average of 7.26 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 7.16 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 Paradise (California) are December with an average of 2.73 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 2.77 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.71 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Paradise

The average monthly solar radiation level in Paradise, 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 approximately 17% 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 Paradise 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 Paradise

Sunrise / Sunset in Paradise

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 15, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:25 am
    • Sunset: 6:06 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:16 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:41
Solar Energy Statistics for Paradise

Best Months for Solar in Paradise

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (7.26 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (7.49 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (9.18 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (8.09 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Paradise

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

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

Solar Power Output in Paradise

The Power of Solar in Paradise, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Paradise, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Paradise

Paradise (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6173.3 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Paradise is August with an average of 671.76 kWhac, followed by July at 660.72 kWhac and May at 642.45 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Paradise (California) are December with an average of 274.08 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 282.36 kWhac and November at 352.53 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Paradise

Paradise Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Paradise averaged 15.73 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2018, which was about 22% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.87¢/kWh in October. [3]

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Paradise Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $12.16 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2018, which was approximately 1% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $12.26 per Mcf in October. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Paradise

Solar Energy Contractors in Paradise

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

Our search for solar contractors companies located in Paradise produced no matches.

Solar Energy Equipment in Paradise

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

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Our search for companies selling solar parts located in Paradise produced no matches.

Energy Conservation Consultants in Paradise

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

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Weather Forecast for Paradise, CA [5]

Tue Jan 15
50°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 46°F
Max: 50°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 92%
Wed Jan 16
52°F
Very Heavy Rain
Min: 50°F
Max: 54°F
Severe Gale: 20 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 99%
Cloud cover: 92%
Thu Jan 17
49°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 50°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 98%
Cloud cover: 88%
Fri Jan 18
43°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 40°F
Max: 45°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jan 19
47°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 45°F
Max: 49°F
Light breeze: 2 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Jan 20
44°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 32°F
Max: 44°F
Light breeze: 2 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Paradise

About Paradise

The town of Paradise, CA in Butte County has an approximate population of 26,218. [6]

Paradise Solar Power

Paradise, CA Solar Energy

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

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