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Solar Energy in Solvang, CA

Solar Energy in Solvang

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Solvang with an average of 6.97 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Solvang

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Solvang

The total length of the day in Solvang, CA today (January 15, 2019) will be 10 hours and 06 minutes. [More]

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Solvang, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Solvang, CA

Solar Energy Data in Solvang, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Solvang, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Solvang

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

Solvang has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.46 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 16% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.47 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Solvang that are always titled at the latitude of Solvang (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.28 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.46 kWh/m2/day and approximately 3% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.47 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 Solvang

Solar Radiation Data in Solvang, CA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Solvang, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Solvang

Solvang, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.96 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Solvang is August with an average of 6.97 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 6.94 kWh/m2/day and May at 6.77 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Solvang (California) are January with an average of 4.61 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 4.88 kWh/m2/day and November at 5 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Solvang

The average monthly solar radiation level in Solvang, CA, of 5.96 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 60% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 10% 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 Solvang 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 Solvang

Sunrise / Sunset in Solvang

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 15, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:06 am
    • Sunset: 6:13 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:10 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:06
Solar Energy Statistics for Solvang

Best Months for Solar in Solvang

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.97 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (7.27 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.98 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.79 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Solvang

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

However, Solvang is in Santa Barbara County and Santa Barbara County has at least 6,052 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Solvang

The Power of Solar in Solvang, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Solvang, CA

Solar Radiation Data in Solvang

Solvang (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6868.67 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Solvang is August with an average of 673.4 kWhac, followed by July at 669.22 kWhac and May at 667.84 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Solvang (California) are January with an average of 452.99 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 469.32 kWhac and November at 477.02 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Solvang

Solvang Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Solvang 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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Solvang 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 Solvang

Solar Energy Contractors in Solvang

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Solvang

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Solvang

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

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Weather Forecast for Solvang, CA [5]

Tue Jan 15
53°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 47°F
Max: 53°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 89%
Cloud cover: 80%
Wed Jan 16
53°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 39°F
Max: 53°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 92%
Thu Jan 17
53°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 38°F
Max: 53°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Jan 18
54°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 50°F
Max: 60°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 25%
Sat Jan 19
59°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 48°F
Max: 62°F
: 3 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 39%
Sun Jan 20
61°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 52°F
Max: 64°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Solvang

About Solvang

The city of Solvang, CA in Santa Barbara County has an approximate population of 5,245. [6]

Solvang Solar Power

Solvang, CA Solar Energy

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

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