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Solar Power in 81030 (Cheraw, CO)

Solar Energy in 81030

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in 81030 with an average of 7.04 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 81030

Solar panels in 81030 that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 81030

The total length of the day in 81030 (Cheraw, CO) today (July 19, 2024) will be 14 hours and 30 minutes. [More]

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81030 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 81030 (Cheraw, CO)

Solar Energy Data for 81030

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 81030.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 81030

Solar Radiation Data in 81030

Based on historical 81030 data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in 81030. [1]

The region associated with 81030 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.16 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 21% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.54 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 81030 that are always titled at the latitude of Cheraw (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.1 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.16 kWh/m2/day and approximately 7% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.54 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 81030

Solar Radiation Data in 81030

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 81030.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 81030

Solar Radiation Data in 81030

The region associated with 81030 has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.31 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 81030 is August with an average of 7.04 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 6.99 kWh/m2/day and May at 6.9 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 81030 are December with an average of 4.8 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.17 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.69 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 81030 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 81030

The average monthly solar radiation level in 81030, of 6.31 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 61% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 5% 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: 81030 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 81030 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 81030

Sunrise / Sunset in 81030

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 19, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:45 am
    • Sunset: 8:15 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:30
Solar Energy Statistics for 81030

Best Months for Solar in 81030

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (7.04 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (7.05 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (8.43 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.74 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 81030

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 81030 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 81030

The Power of Solar in 81030

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 81030. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 81030. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 81030

Solar Radiation Data in 81030

81030 has a average annual solar AC output value of 6998.49 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 81030 is August with an average of 636.13 kWhac, followed by May at 632.27 kWhac and April at 628.42 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 81030 are December with an average of 479.81 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 510.73 kWhac and January at 513.47 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 81030 [5]

Fri Jul 19
90°F
Light Rain
Min: 63°F
Max: 95°F
Strong breeze: 25 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 25%
Cloud cover: 1%
Sat Jul 20
89°F
Light Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 90°F
Fresh Breeze: 20 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Jul 21
81°F
Light Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 82°F
Fresh Breeze: 20 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 49%
Mon Jul 22
79°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 84°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 73%
Tue Jul 23
84°F
Light Rain
Min: 67°F
Max: 90°F
Fresh Breeze: 21 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 31%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Jul 24
90°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 70°F
Max: 95°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 23%
Cloud cover: 68%

More about 81030

About 81030

The ZIP code 81030 is associated with the city of Cheraw in Otero County in Colorado.

81030 Solar Power

81030 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 81030, or for more solar-related resources for CO, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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