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Solar Power in 80520 (Firestone, CO)

Solar Energy in 80520

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in 80520 with an average of 6.66 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 80520

Solar panels in 80520 that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 80520

The total length of the day in 80520 (Firestone, CO) today (August 09, 2022) will be 13 hours and 59 minutes. [More]

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80520 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 80520 (Firestone, CO)

Solar Energy Data for 80520

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 80520.

* Amounts listed in kWh/m2/day (kilowatt hours per square meter per day).
* See glossary & definitions below.


Solar Energy Analysis for 80520

Solar Radiation Data in 80520

Based on historical 80520 data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in 80520. [1]

The region associated with 80520 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.76 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 19% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.87 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 80520 that are always titled at the latitude of Firestone (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.71 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.76 kWh/m2/day and approximately 3% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.87 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Energy Glossary

Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI)

Global Horizontal Irradiance: The total amount of solar radiation that is received per unit area by a surface that is always positioned in a horizontal manner.

Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI)

Direct Normal Irradiance: The total amount of solar radiation received per unit area by a surface that is always perpendicular to the sun rays that come in a straight line from the direction of the sun at its current position in the sky.

Average Tilt at Latitude (ATaL)

Average Tilt at Latitude: The total amount of solar radiation received per unit area by a surface that is tilted toward the equator at an angle equal to the current latitude. ATaL will often produce the optimum energy output.

Solar Radiation Levels in 80520

Solar Radiation Data in 80520

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 80520.

* Amounts listed in kWh/m2/day (kilowatt hours per square meter per day)

Solar Radiation Analysis for 80520

Solar Radiation Data in 80520

The region associated with 80520 has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.81 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 80520 is June with an average of 6.66 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.6 kWh/m2/day and September at 6.44 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 80520 are December with an average of 4.25 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.52 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.91 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 80520 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 80520

The average monthly solar radiation level in 80520, of 5.81 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 48% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 12% less than the average level of 6.61 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: 80520 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 80520 solar radiation levels compare to average levels in a city with historcially high levels (NV) and a city 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).

Solar Data & Statistics for 80520

Sunrise / Sunset in 80520

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 09, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:05 am
    • Sunset: 8:04 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:59
Solar Energy Statistics for 80520

Best Months for Solar in 80520

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (6.66 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.6 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.45 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.26 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 80520

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 80520 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 80520

The Power of Solar in 80520

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 80520. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 80520. [2]

* Amounts listed in kWhac (kilowatt hours (AC))

Solar Output Analysis for 80520

Solar Radiation Data in 80520

80520 has a average annual solar AC output value of 6543.09 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 80520 is March with an average of 614.27 kWhac, followed by May at 602.6 kWhac and August at 600.69 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 80520 are December with an average of 434.03 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 452.18 kWhac and November at 468.57 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 80520 [5]

Tue Aug 9
93°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 64°F
Max: 94°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 20%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Aug 10
94°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 96°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 14%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Aug 11
91°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 65°F
Max: 97°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 21%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Aug 12
93°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 66°F
Max: 98°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 19%
Cloud cover: 56%
Sat Aug 13
93°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 67°F
Max: 99°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 18%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Aug 14
93°F
Light Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 98°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 19%
Cloud cover: 11%

More about 80520

About 80520

The ZIP code 80520 is associated with the city of Firestone in Weld County in Colorado.

80520 Solar Power

80520 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 80520, or for more solar-related resources for CO, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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