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Solar Power in 80912 (Colorado Springs, CO)

Solar Energy in 80912

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in 80912 with an average of 6.57 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 80912

Solar panels in 80912 that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 80912

The total length of the day in 80912 (Colorado Springs, CO) today (July 15, 2024) will be 14 hours and 40 minutes. [More]

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80912 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 80912 (Colorado Springs, CO)

Solar Energy Data for 80912

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 80912.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 80912

Solar Radiation Data in 80912

Based on historical 80912 data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in 80912. [1]

The region associated with 80912 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.82 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 22% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.19 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 80912 that are always titled at the latitude of Colorado Springs (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.85 kWh/m2/day, or about 21% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.82 kWh/m2/day and approximately 5% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.19 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 80912

Solar Radiation Data in 80912

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 80912.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 80912

Solar Radiation Data in 80912

The region associated with 80912 has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.94 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 80912 is April with an average of 6.57 kWh/m2/day, followed by March at 6.36 kWh/m2/day and September at 6.3 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 80912 are December with an average of 4.93 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.25 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.41 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 80912 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 80912

The average monthly solar radiation level in 80912, of 5.94 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 51% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 10% 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: 80912 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 80912 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 80912

Sunrise / Sunset in 80912

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 15, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:45 am
    • Sunset: 8:25 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:40
Solar Energy Statistics for 80912

Best Months for Solar in 80912

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (6.57 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: September (6.36 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (7.04 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.93 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 80912

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 80912 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 80912

The Power of Solar in 80912

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 80912. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 80912. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 80912

Solar Radiation Data in 80912

80912 has a average annual solar AC output value of 6755.62 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 80912 is March with an average of 627.7 kWhac, followed by April at 615.2 kWhac and May at 595.14 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 80912 are December with an average of 504.04 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 520.66 kWhac and February at 524.51 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 80912 [5]

Mon Jul 15
89°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 91°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 19%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Jul 16
81°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 87°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 99%
Wed Jul 17
77°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 78°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 26%
Thu Jul 18
81°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 84°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 27%
Fri Jul 19
82°F
Light Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 85%
Sat Jul 20
80°F
Few Clouds
Min: 63°F
Max: 84°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 23%

More about 80912

About 80912

The ZIP code 80912 is associated with the city of Colorado Springs in El Paso County in Colorado.

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80912 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 80912, or for more solar-related resources for CO, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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