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Solar Energy in South Gate, CA

Solar Energy in South Gate

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in South Gate with an average of 6.78 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in South Gate

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

Sunrise & Sunset in South Gate

The total length of the day in South Gate, CA today (November 17, 2017) will be 10 hours and 19 minutes. [More]

South Gate, CA Solar Energy

Solar Power in South Gate, CA

Solar Energy Data in South Gate, CA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for South Gate, CA

Solar Radiation Data in South Gate

Based on historical South Gate, 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 South Gate. [1]

South Gate has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.26 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 6% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in South Gate that are always titled at the latitude of South Gate (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.26 kWh/m2/day and approximately 8% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.57 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 South Gate

Solar Radiation Data in South Gate, CA

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in South Gate.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for South Gate, CA

Solar Radiation Data in South Gate

South Gate, CA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.63 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in South Gate is August with an average of 6.78 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 6.63 kWh/m2/day and April at 6.2 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in South Gate (California) are December with an average of 4.35 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.43 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.81 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Power Comparison: South Gate vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in South Gate

The average monthly solar radiation level in South Gate, CA, of 5.63 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 51% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 15% 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 South Gate 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 South Gate

Sunrise / Sunset in South Gate

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 17, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:28 am
    • Sunset: 4:47 pm
    • Solar Noon: 11:38 am
    • Length of Day: 10:19
Solar Energy Statistics for South Gate

Best Months for Solar in South Gate

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.78 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (7.06 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.09 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.54 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in South Gate

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

However, South Gate is in Los Angeles County and Los Angeles County has at least 82,650 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in South Gate

The Power of Solar in South Gate, CA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for South Gate, CA

Solar Radiation Data in South Gate

South Gate (CA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6383.52 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in South Gate is August with an average of 637.71 kWhac, followed by July at 627.06 kWhac and May at 588.38 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in South Gate (California) are December with an average of 423.82 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 433.35 kWhac and February at 442.74 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in South Gate

South Gate Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in South Gate averaged 19.02 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2017, which was about 44% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.19¢/kWh in August. [3]

Solar Power Poll: South Gate

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South Gate Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in California averaged $12.54 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2017, which was approximately 31% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.09 per Mcf in August. [4]

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Solar Businesses in South Gate

Solar Energy Contractors in South Gate

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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Solar Energy Equipment in South Gate

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in South Gate

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

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Weather Forecast for South Gate, CA [5]

Fri Nov 17
69°F
Light Rain
Min: 49°F
Max: 74°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 12%
Sat Nov 18
61°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 41°F
Max: 68°F
Light breeze: 2 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Nov 19
60°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 38°F
Max: 68°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 28%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Nov 20
59°F
Light Rain
Min: 40°F
Max: 64°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 28%
Tue Nov 21
59°F
Light Rain
Min: 44°F
Max: 65°F
: 3 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 57%
Wed Nov 22
60°F
Light Rain
Min: 53°F
Max: 63°F
Calm: 1 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 86%

More about South Gate

About South Gate

The city of South Gate, CA in Los Angeles County has an approximate population of 94,396. [6]

South Gate Solar Power

South Gate, CA Solar Energy

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

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