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Solar Power in 80542 (Mead, CO)

Solar Energy in 80542

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in 80542 with an average of 6.66 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 80542

Solar panels in 80542 that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 80542

The total length of the day in 80542 (Mead, CO) today (April 18, 2024) will be 13 hours and 27 minutes. [More]

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80542 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 80542 (Mead, CO)

Solar Energy Data for 80542

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 80542.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 80542

Solar Radiation Data in 80542

Based on historical 80542 data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in 80542. [1]

The region associated with 80542 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.74 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 18% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.81 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 80542 that are always titled at the latitude of Mead (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.67 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.74 kWh/m2/day and approximately 2% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.81 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 80542

Solar Radiation Data in 80542

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 80542.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 80542

Solar Radiation Data in 80542

The region associated with 80542 has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.73 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 80542 is June with an average of 6.66 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.39 kWh/m2/day and July at 6.38 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 80542 are December with an average of 4.14 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.52 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.77 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 80542 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 80542

The average monthly solar radiation level in 80542, of 5.73 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 46% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 13% 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: 80542 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 80542 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 80542

Sunrise / Sunset in 80542

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 18, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:15 am
    • Sunset: 7:42 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:27
Solar Energy Statistics for 80542

Best Months for Solar in 80542

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (6.66 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.64 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.45 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.25 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 80542

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 80542 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 80542

The Power of Solar in 80542

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 80542. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 80542. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 80542

Solar Radiation Data in 80542

80542 has a average annual solar AC output value of 6432.02 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 80542 is March with an average of 600.55 kWhac, followed by June at 597.87 kWhac and May at 595.01 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 80542 are December with an average of 423.26 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 450.84 kWhac and November at 454.8 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 80542 [5]

Thu Apr 18
39°F
Light Snow
Min: 32°F
Max: 45°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 99%
Fri Apr 19
45°F
Rain And Snow
Min: 35°F
Max: 45°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Apr 20
36°F
Snow
Min: 34°F
Max: 37°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 99%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Apr 21
55°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 34°F
Max: 66°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 61%
Mon Apr 22
72°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 49°F
Max: 74°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 21%
Cloud cover: 27%
Tue Apr 23
39°F
Light Rain
Min: 38°F
Max: 50°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 92%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about 80542

About 80542

The ZIP code 80542 is associated with the city of Mead in Weld County in Colorado.

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80542 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 80542, or for more solar-related resources for CO, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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