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Santa Cruz Electricity Rates

^ Santa Cruz, CA electricity rates recently averaged 19.39¢/kWh -- an estimated 47 percent more than the average national rate. [More]

Santa Cruz Solar Energy

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

Santa Cruz Natural Gas Rates

^ Santa Cruz, CA natural gas rates recently averaged 13.21$/Mcf -- an estimated 17 percent less than the national average rate. [More]

Energy in Santa Cruz, CA

Energy in Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz, CA Electricity Rates

June 2017

In the most recent month of electricity data, June 2017, Santa Cruz'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 Cruz Electricty, Year Over Year

Year over year in Santa Cruz (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 Cruz (California) of 18.11¢/kWh -- a difference of about +42% from the United States average of 12.72¢/kWh that month.[1]

Santa Cruz Electricity Statistics

Santa Cruz Electricity Rates

Average electricity rates in Santa Cruz, 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 Cruz versus U.S. Averages

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

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Santa Cruz, CA Solar Energy

Solar: Santa Cruz vs. Nevada

The average amount of solar radition in Santa Cruz (measured on a monthly basis) is 17 percent lower than an area of the U.S. (Nevada) with historically high levels of solar radiation.[2]

Solar Power Output in Santa Cruz

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

Solar: Santa Cruz vs. Washington

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

Santa Cruz Solar Energy Statistics

Solar Energy in Santa Cruz, CA

The average monthly solar radiation level in Santa Cruz, CA is 5.45 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 Cruz, CA

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

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

Compare Solar Quotes
Compare Solar Quotes

Santa Cruz, CA Natural Gas Rates

June 2017

In the most recent month of natural gas data, June 2017, Santa Cruz'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 Cruz Natural Gas, Year Over Year

On a year-over-year basis in Santa Cruz (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 Cruz (California) of 11.37$/Mcf -- a difference of about -22% from the United States average of 14.49$/Mcf that month.[3]

Santa Cruz Natural Gas Statistics

Residential Natural Gas Rates in Santa Cruz

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

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

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

Energy Companies in Santa Cruz

Electric Companies in Santa Cruz

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

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Gas Companies in Santa Cruz

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


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Solar Contractors in Santa Cruz

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

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More information about Santa Cruz

About Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz (CA) is a city in Santa Cruz County with an estimated population of 59,946.[4]

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