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Santa Barbara, CA Energy

Santa Barbara Electricity Rates

^ Santa Barbara, CA electricity rates recently averaged 20.77¢/kWh -- an estimated 56 percent more than the average national rate. [More]

Santa Barbara Solar Energy

^ Solar energy output in Santa Barbara, CA is an estimated 60 percent higher than average solar energy in a low-output area of the nation. [More]

Santa Barbara Natural Gas Rates

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

Energy in Santa Barbara, CA

Energy in Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara, CA Electricity Rates

August 2020

In the most recent month of electricity data, August 2020, Santa Barbara's average rate of 20.77¢/kWh -- a difference of about +56% from the U.S. average of 13.31¢/kWh that month.[1]

Santa Barbara Electricty, Year Over Year

Year over year in Santa Barbara (CA), electricity rates increased an estimated 5 percent -- from 19.78¢/kWh (August 2019) to 20.77¢/kWh (August 2020).[1]

August 2019

In August 2019, the average electricity rate in Santa Barbara (California) of 19.78¢/kWh -- a difference of about +49% from the United States average of 13.30¢/kWh that month.[1]

Santa Barbara Electricity Statistics

Santa Barbara Electricity Rates

Average electricity rates in Santa Barbara, CA in August 2020 were 20.77¢/kWh -- an estimated 56 percent more than average rates that same month in the nation as a whole. [1]


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→ ¢/kWh = cents per kilowatthour

Electricity: Santa Barbara versus U.S. Averages

Comparison of Santa Barbara electricity rates versus national average rates. [1]

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Santa Barbara, CA Solar Energy

Solar: Santa Barbara vs. Nevada

The average amount of solar radition in Santa Barbara (measured on a monthly basis) is 10 percent lower than an area of the U.S. (Nevada) with historically high levels of solar radiation.[2]

Solar Power Output in Santa Barbara

August is historically the month that will have the highest solar output (AC) values in Santa Barbara -- averaging an estimated 687 kWhac. January typically has the lowest output (490 kWhac).[2]

Solar: Santa Barbara vs. Washington

The average amount of solar radition in Santa Barbara (measured monthly) is 60 percent higher than an area of the U.S. (Washington) with historically low levels of solar radiation.[2]

Santa Barbara Solar Energy Statistics

Solar Energy in Santa Barbara, CA

The average monthly solar radiation level in Santa Barbara, CA is 5.96 kilowatt hours per square meter per day(kWh/m2/day). See the chart below for monthly comparisons.[2]

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→ kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day

Solar Power in Santa Barbara, CA

The average monthly solar system output (AC) in Santa Barbara, CA is 7142 kilowatt hours (AC). See the visualization below for month-by-month averages in Santa Barbara.[2]

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→ kWhac = kilowatt hours (AC)

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Santa Barbara, CA Natural Gas Rates

August 2020

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

Santa Barbara Natural Gas, Year Over Year

On a year-over-year basis in Santa Barbara (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 Santa Barbara (California) of 12.87$/Mcf -- a difference of about -30% from the United States average of 18.38$/Mcf that month.[3]

Santa Barbara Natural Gas Statistics

Residential Natural Gas Rates in Santa Barbara

Average natural gas rates in Santa Barbara, 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: Santa Barbara versus U.S. Averages

Comparison of Santa Barbara natural gas rates versus national average rates.[3]

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Energy Companies in Santa Barbara

Electric Companies in Santa Barbara

Electric companies providing service in or near Santa Barbara, CA.

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    Gas Companies in Santa Barbara

    Gas companies that offer service in or near Santa Barbara, CA.


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      Solar Contractors in Santa Barbara

      Builders that specialize in solar energy in or near Santa Barbara, CA.

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        California Energy News

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        About Santa Barbara

        Santa Barbara (CA) is a city in Santa Barbara County with an estimated population of 88,410.[4]

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