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Solar Energy in Colorado

Solar Panels in Colorado

There are currently at least solar panel installations throughout the state of Colorado right now.

Solar Energy Data in CO by City

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Solar Power in CO

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Solar Power in Colorado

Solar Energy Levels in Colorado

The average monthly solar radiation level in Colorado's capital city, Denver, of 5.93 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 59% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 10% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Colorado values listed here are based on the capital, Denver.

Solar Radiation in Colorado

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Colorado solar radiation levels compare to average levels in an area with historcially high levels (NV) and one with historically low levels (WA). [1]

→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Colorado values listed here are based on the capital, Denver.

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Cost of Utilities in Colorado

Colorado Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in Colorado averaged 13.79 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2021, which was approximately 2% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.11¢/kWh in October. [2]

Solar Power Poll: Colorado

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Colorado Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in Colorado averaged $12.25 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2021, which was about 30% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.48 per Mcf in October. [3]

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About Colorado

Colorado ranks 22nd among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 5,029,196. [4]

CO Solar Power

Solar Energy in CO

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in Colorado, or for additional solar-related resources in CO, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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Some tax incentives and rebate programs are designed to spur the use of solar energy. These vary by location.

Cities in Colorado

ZIP Codes in Colorado


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