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Santa Barbara, CA Energy

Santa Barbara Electricity Rates

^ Santa Barbara, CA electricity rates recently averaged 19.39¢/kWh -- an estimated 47 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 13.21$/Mcf -- an estimated 17 percent less than the national average rate. [More]

Energy in Santa Barbara, CA

Energy in Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara, CA Electricity Rates

June 2017

In the most recent month of electricity data, June 2017, Santa Barbara's average rate of 19.39¢/kWh -- a difference of about +47% from the U.S. average of 13.22¢/kWh that month.[1]

Santa Barbara Electricty, Year Over Year

Year over year in Santa Barbara (CA), electricity rates increased an estimated 7 percent -- from 18.11¢/kWh (June 2016) to 19.39¢/kWh (June 2017).[1]

June 2016

In June 2016, the average electricity rate in Santa Barbara (California) of 18.11¢/kWh -- a difference of about +42% from the United States average of 12.72¢/kWh that month.[1]

Santa Barbara Electricity Statistics

Santa Barbara Electricity Rates

Average electricity rates in Santa Barbara, CA in June 2017 were 19.39¢/kWh -- an estimated 47 percent more than average rates that same month in the nation as a whole. [1]


→ Any electricity rate value listed as 0 (zero) signifies temporarily missing data.
→ ¢/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]

→ Any solar value listed as 0 (zero) signifies temporarily missing data.
→ 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]

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

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Santa Barbara, CA Natural Gas Rates

June 2017

In the most recent month of natural gas data, June 2017, Santa Barbara's average rate of 13.21$/Mcf -- a difference of about -17% from the U.S. average of 15.98$/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 16 percent -- from 11.37$/Mcf (June 2016) to 13.21$/Mcf (June 2017).[3]

June 2016

In June 2016, the average electricity rate in Santa Barbara (California) of 11.37$/Mcf -- a difference of about -22% from the United States average of 14.49$/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 June 2017 were 13.21$/Mcf -- an estimated 17 percent less than that month's average U.S. rate of 15.98$/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]

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

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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More information about Santa Barbara

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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