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Solar Energy in Rio Vista, CA

Solar Energy in Rio Vista

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Rio Vista with an average of 7.31 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Rio Vista

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Rio Vista

The total length of the day in Rio Vista, CA today (February 19, 2019) will be 10 hours and 58 minutes. [More]

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Rio Vista, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Rio Vista, CA

Solar Energy Data in Rio Vista, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Rio Vista, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Rio Vista

Based on historical Rio Vista, 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 Rio Vista. [1]

Rio Vista has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.05 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 9% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.56 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Rio Vista that are always titled at the latitude of Rio Vista (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.71 kWh/m2/day, or about 13% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.05 kWh/m2/day and approximately 3% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.56 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 Rio Vista

Solar Radiation Data in Rio Vista, CA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Rio Vista.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Rio Vista, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Rio Vista

Rio Vista, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.5 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Rio Vista is August with an average of 7.31 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 7.24 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 Rio Vista (California) are December with an average of 2.71 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 2.75 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.68 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Rio Vista vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Rio Vista

The average monthly solar radiation level in Rio Vista, CA, of 5.5 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 Rio Vista 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 Rio Vista

Sunrise / Sunset in Rio Vista

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 19, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 2:51 pm
    • Sunset: 1:49 am
    • Solar Noon: 8:20 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:58
Solar Energy Statistics for Rio Vista

Best Months for Solar in Rio Vista

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (7.31 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (7.32 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (8.41 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.08 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Rio Vista

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

However, Rio Vista is in Solano County and Solano County has at least 8,872 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Rio Vista

The Power of Solar in Rio Vista, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Rio Vista, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Rio Vista

Rio Vista (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6193.38 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Rio Vista is August with an average of 676.51 kWhac, followed by July at 668.71 kWhac and May at 649.18 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Rio Vista (California) are December with an average of 271.89 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 280.51 kWhac and November at 349.76 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Rio Vista

Rio Vista Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Rio Vista 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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Rio Vista 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 Rio Vista

Solar Energy Contractors in Rio Vista

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Rio Vista

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Rio Vista

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

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Weather Forecast for Rio Vista, CA [5]

Tue Feb 19
59°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 38°F
Max: 59°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Feb 20
54°F
Light Rain
Min: 31°F
Max: 54°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 85%
Cloud cover: 20%
Thu Feb 21
51°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 33°F
Max: 51°F
Gale: 18 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Feb 22
43°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 30°F
Max: 53°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Feb 23
45°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 32°F
Max: 56°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 45%
Sun Feb 24
47°F
Light Rain
Min: 39°F
Max: 52°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 63%

More about Rio Vista

About Rio Vista

The city of Rio Vista, CA in Solano County has an approximate population of 7,360. [6]

Rio Vista Solar Power

Rio Vista, CA Solar Energy

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

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