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Santa Maria Electricity Rates

^ Santa Maria, CA electricity rates recently averaged 18.15¢/kWh -- an estimated 49 percent more than the average national rate. [More]

Santa Maria Solar Energy

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

Santa Maria Natural Gas Rates

^ Santa Maria, CA natural gas rates recently averaged 13.16$/Mcf -- an estimated 22 percent more than the national average rate. [More]

Energy in Santa Maria, CA

Energy in Santa Maria, CA

Santa Maria, CA Electricity Rates

December 2016

In the most recent month of electricity data, December 2016, Santa Maria's average rate of 18.15¢/kWh -- a difference of about +49% from the U.S. average of 12.21¢/kWh that month.[1]

Santa Maria Electricty, Year Over Year

Year over year in Santa Maria (CA), electricity rates increased an estimated 5 percent -- from 17.29¢/kWh (December 2015) to 18.15¢/kWh (December 2016).[1]

December 2015

In December 2015, the average electricity rate in Santa Maria (California) of 17.29¢/kWh -- a difference of about +40% from the United States average of 12.32¢/kWh that month.[1]

Santa Maria Electricity Statistics

Santa Maria Electricity Rates

Average electricity rates in Santa Maria, CA in December 2016 were 18.15¢/kWh -- an estimated 49 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 Maria versus U.S. Averages

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

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Santa Maria, CA Solar Energy

Solar: Santa Maria vs. Nevada

The average amount of solar radition in Santa Maria (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 Maria

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

Solar: Santa Maria vs. Washington

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

Santa Maria Solar Energy Statistics

Solar Energy in Santa Maria, CA

The average monthly solar radiation level in Santa Maria, 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 Maria, CA

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

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

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Santa Maria, CA Natural Gas Rates

November 2016

In the most recent month of natural gas data, November 2016, Santa Maria's average rate of 13.16$/Mcf -- a difference of about +22% from the U.S. average of 10.76$/Mcf that month.[3]

Santa Maria Natural Gas, Year Over Year

On a year-over-year basis in Santa Maria (CA), natural gas rates increased about 16 percent -- from 11.38$/Mcf (December 2015) to 13.16$/Mcf (December 2016).[3]

November 2015

In November 2015, the average electricity rate in Santa Maria (California) of 11.38$/Mcf -- a difference of about +14% from the United States average of 10.02$/Mcf that month.[3]

Santa Maria Natural Gas Statistics

Residential Natural Gas Rates in Santa Maria

Average natural gas rates in Santa Maria, CA in December 2016 were 13.16$/Mcf -- an estimated 22 percent more than that month's average U.S. rate of 10.76$/Mcf.[3]



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

Natural Gas: Santa Maria versus U.S. Averages

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

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

Energy Companies in Santa Maria

Electric Companies in Santa Maria

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

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Gas Companies in Santa Maria

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


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Solar Contractors in Santa Maria

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

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More information about Santa Maria

About Santa Maria

Santa Maria (CA) is a city in Santa Barbara County with an estimated population of 99,553.[4]

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