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Solar Power in 80540 (Lyons, CO)

Solar Energy in 80540

The month of September has the highest historical solar radition values in 80540 with an average of 6.08 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 80540

Solar panels in 80540 that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 80540

The total length of the day in 80540 (Lyons, CO) today (October 02, 2022) will be 11 hours and 44 minutes. [More]

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80540 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 80540 (Lyons, CO)

Solar Energy Data for 80540

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 80540.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 80540

Solar Radiation Data in 80540

Based on historical 80540 data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in 80540. [1]

The region associated with 80540 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.47 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 21% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.66 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 80540 that are always titled at the latitude of Lyons (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.41 kWh/m2/day, or about 21% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.47 kWh/m2/day and approximately 4% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.66 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 80540

Solar Radiation Data in 80540

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 80540.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 80540

Solar Radiation Data in 80540

The region associated with 80540 has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.46 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 80540 is September with an average of 6.08 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 6.04 kWh/m2/day and March at 5.91 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 80540 are December with an average of 4.44 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.63 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.86 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 80540 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 80540

The average monthly solar radiation level in 80540, of 5.46 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 39% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 17% 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: 80540 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 80540 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 80540

Sunrise / Sunset in 80540

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 02, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:58 am
    • Sunset: 6:42 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:44
Solar Energy Statistics for 80540

Best Months for Solar in 80540

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation September (6.08 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: September (5.88 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (6.86 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.69 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 80540

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 80540 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 80540

The Power of Solar in 80540

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 80540. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 80540. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 80540

Solar Radiation Data in 80540

80540 has a average annual solar AC output value of 6222.81 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 80540 is March with an average of 591.25 kWhac, followed by September at 547.25 kWhac and May at 543.3 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 80540 are December with an average of 450.75 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 473.62 kWhac and January at 476.94 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 80540 [5]

Sun Oct 2
62°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 50°F
Max: 69°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Oct 3
67°F
Light Rain
Min: 51°F
Max: 69°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Oct 4
64°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 49°F
Max: 67°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 6%
Wed Oct 5
63°F
Light Rain
Min: 49°F
Max: 67°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 2%
Thu Oct 6
66°F
Few Clouds
Min: 49°F
Max: 69°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 12%
Fri Oct 7
59°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 45°F
Max: 63°F
Light breeze: 6 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about 80540

About 80540

The ZIP code 80540 is associated with the city of Lyons in Boulder County in Colorado.

80540 Solar Power

80540 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 80540, or for more solar-related resources for CO, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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