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Solar Energy in San Diego, TX

Solar Energy in San Diego

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in San Diego with an average of 5.75 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in San Diego

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

Sunrise & Sunset in San Diego

The total length of the day in San Diego, TX today (January 15, 2019) will be 10 hours and 35 minutes. [More]

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San Diego, TX Solar Energy

Solar Power in San Diego, TX

Solar Energy Data in San Diego, TX

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for San Diego, TX

Solar Radiation Data in San Diego

Based on historical San Diego, TX data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in San Diego. [1]

San Diego has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.84 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 6% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in San Diego that are always titled at the latitude of San Diego (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.22 kWh/m2/day, or about 8% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.84 kWh/m2/day and approximately 14% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.58 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 San Diego

Solar Radiation Data in San Diego, TX

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in San Diego.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for San Diego, TX

Solar Radiation Data in San Diego

San Diego, TX has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.89 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in San Diego is August with an average of 5.75 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.69 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.52 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in San Diego (Texas) are December with an average of 3.72 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.83 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.28 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: San Diego vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in San Diego

The average monthly solar radiation level in San Diego, TX, of 4.89 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 31% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 26% 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 San Diego 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 San Diego

Sunrise / Sunset in San Diego

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 15, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:24 am
    • Sunset: 7:00 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:42 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:35
Solar Energy Statistics for San Diego

Best Months for Solar in San Diego

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.75 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (6.12 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (5.65 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.65 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in San Diego

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

However, San Diego is in Duval County and Duval County has at least 3 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in San Diego

The Power of Solar in San Diego, TX

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for San Diego, TX

Solar Radiation Data in San Diego

San Diego (TX) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5556.12 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in San Diego is August with an average of 538.23 kWhac, followed by July at 533.54 kWhac and June at 504.43 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in San Diego (Texas) are December with an average of 371.48 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 381.83 kWhac and February at 394.85 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in San Diego

San Diego Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in San Diego averaged 11.69 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2018, which was about 9% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.87¢/kWh in October. [3]

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San Diego Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Texas averaged $16.96 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2018, which was approximately 38% more 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 San Diego

Solar Energy Contractors in San Diego

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near San Diego, TX.

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in San Diego

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near San Diego, TX.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in San Diego

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near San Diego, TX.

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Weather Forecast for San Diego, TX [5]

Tue Jan 15
50°F
Light Rain
Min: 49°F
Max: 50°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 82%
Cloud cover: 92%
Wed Jan 16
62°F
Light Rain
Min: 49°F
Max: 69°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 77%
Cloud cover: 20%
Thu Jan 17
64°F
Light Rain
Min: 53°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 99%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Jan 18
72°F
Light Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 72°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 59%
Sat Jan 19
60°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 42°F
Max: 60°F
Severe Gale: 20 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Jan 20
52°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 33°F
Max: 53°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about San Diego

About San Diego

The city of San Diego, TX in Duval County has an approximate population of 4,488. [6]

San Diego Solar Power

San Diego, TX Solar Energy

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

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