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Palo Alto Electricity Rates

^ Palo Alto, CA electricity rates recently averaged 21.23¢/kWh -- an estimated 57 percent more than the average national rate. [More]

Palo Alto Solar Energy

^ Solar energy output in Palo Alto, CA is an estimated 46 percent higher than average solar energy in a low-output area of the nation. [More]

Palo Alto Natural Gas Rates

^ Palo Alto, CA natural gas rates recently averaged 14.34$/Mcf -- an estimated 22 percent less than the national average rate. [More]

Energy in Palo Alto, CA

Energy in Palo Alto, CA

Palo Alto, CA Electricity Rates

September 2020

In the most recent month of electricity data, September 2020, Palo Alto's average rate of 21.23¢/kWh -- a difference of about +57% from the U.S. average of 13.55¢/kWh that month.[1]

Palo Alto Electricty, Year Over Year

Year over year in Palo Alto (CA), electricity rates increased an estimated 3 percent -- from 20.65¢/kWh (September 2019) to 21.23¢/kWh (September 2020).[1]

September 2019

In September 2019, the average electricity rate in Palo Alto (California) of 20.65¢/kWh -- a difference of about +57% from the United States average of 13.16¢/kWh that month.[1]

Palo Alto Electricity Statistics

Palo Alto Electricity Rates

Average electricity rates in Palo Alto, CA in September 2020 were 21.23¢/kWh -- an estimated 57 percent more than average rates that same month in the nation as a whole. [1]


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→ ¢/kWh = cents per kilowatthour

Electricity: Palo Alto versus U.S. Averages

Comparison of Palo Alto electricity rates versus national average rates. [1]

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Palo Alto, CA Solar Energy

Solar: Palo Alto vs. Nevada

The average amount of solar radition in Palo Alto (measured on a monthly basis) is 18 percent lower than an area of the U.S. (Nevada) with historically high levels of solar radiation.[2]

Solar Power Output in Palo Alto

July is historically the month that will have the highest solar output (AC) values in Palo Alto -- averaging an estimated 704 kWhac. December typically has the lowest output (360 kWhac).[2]

Solar: Palo Alto vs. Washington

The average amount of solar radition in Palo Alto (measured monthly) is 46 percent higher than an area of the U.S. (Washington) with historically low levels of solar radiation.[2]

Palo Alto Solar Energy Statistics

Solar Energy in Palo Alto, CA

The average monthly solar radiation level in Palo Alto, CA is 5.44 kilowatt hours per square meter per day(kWh/m2/day). See the chart below for monthly comparisons.[2]

→ Any solar value listed as 0 (zero) signifies temporarily missing data.
→ kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day

Solar Power in Palo Alto, CA

The average monthly solar system output (AC) in Palo Alto, CA is 6590 kilowatt hours (AC). See the visualization below for month-by-month averages in Palo Alto.[2]

→ Any solar value listed as 0 (zero) signifies temporarily missing data.
→ kWhac = kilowatt hours (AC)

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Palo Alto, CA Natural Gas Rates

August 2020

In the most recent month of natural gas data, August 2020, Palo Alto's average rate of 14.34$/Mcf -- a difference of about -22% from the U.S. average of 18.41$/Mcf that month.[3]

Palo Alto Natural Gas, Year Over Year

On a year-over-year basis in Palo Alto (CA), natural gas rates increased about 11 percent -- from 12.87$/Mcf (August 2019) to 14.34$/Mcf (August 2020).[3]

August 2019

In August 2019, the average electricity rate in Palo Alto (California) of 12.87$/Mcf -- a difference of about -30% from the United States average of 18.38$/Mcf that month.[3]

Palo Alto Natural Gas Statistics

Residential Natural Gas Rates in Palo Alto

Average natural gas rates in Palo Alto, CA in August 2020 were 14.34$/Mcf -- an estimated 22 percent less than that month's average U.S. rate of 18.41$/Mcf.[3]



→ Any gas rate value listed as 0 (zero) signifies temporarily missing data.
→ $/Mcf = dollars per thousand cubic feet

Natural Gas: Palo Alto versus U.S. Averages

Comparison of Palo Alto natural gas rates versus national average rates.[3]

→ Any gas rate value listed as 0 (zero) signifies temporarily missing data.

Energy Companies in Palo Alto

Electric Companies in Palo Alto

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    Gas Companies in Palo Alto

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      Solar Contractors in Palo Alto

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        California Energy News

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        About Palo Alto

        Palo Alto (CA) is a city in Santa Clara County with an estimated population of 64,403.[4]

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