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Solar Power in 81152 (San Luis, CO)

Solar Energy in 81152

The month of September has the highest historical solar radition values in 81152 with an average of 6.87 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 81152

Solar panels in 81152 that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 81152

The total length of the day in 81152 (San Luis, CO) today (February 25, 2024) will be 11 hours and 13 minutes. [More]

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81152 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 81152 (San Luis, CO)

Solar Energy Data for 81152

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 81152.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 81152

Solar Radiation Data in 81152

Based on historical 81152 data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in 81152. [1]

The region associated with 81152 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.29 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 29% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.43 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 81152 that are always titled at the latitude of San Luis (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.32 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.29 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.43 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 81152

Solar Radiation Data in 81152

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 81152.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 81152

Solar Radiation Data in 81152

The region associated with 81152 has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.42 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 81152 is September with an average of 6.87 kWh/m2/day, followed by March at 6.86 kWh/m2/day and April at 6.85 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 81152 are December with an average of 5.63 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.69 kWh/m2/day and November at 6.05 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 81152 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 81152

The average monthly solar radiation level in 81152, of 6.42 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 63% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 3% 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: 81152 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 81152 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 81152

Sunrise / Sunset in 81152

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 25, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:38 am
    • Sunset: 5:51 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:13
Solar Energy Statistics for 81152

Best Months for Solar in 81152

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation September (6.87 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: September (6.85 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.21 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.75 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 81152

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 81152 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 81152

The Power of Solar in 81152

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 81152. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 81152. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 81152

Solar Radiation Data in 81152

81152 has a average annual solar AC output value of 7239.79 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 81152 is March with an average of 669.51 kWhac, followed by April at 643.86 kWhac and October at 640.02 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 81152 are February with an average of 553.19 kWhac, followed by July with an average of 563.96 kWhac and December at 570.54 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 81152 [5]

Sun Feb 25
44°F
Few Clouds
Min: 29°F
Max: 48°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 11%
Mon Feb 26
41°F
Light Snow
Min: 32°F
Max: 43°F
Strong breeze: 27 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Feb 27
36°F
Snow
Min: 20°F
Max: 36°F
High wind, near gale: 31 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 71%
Cloud cover: 86%
Wed Feb 28
29°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 14°F
Max: 35°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 31%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Feb 29
37°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 21°F
Max: 41°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Mar 1
41°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 27°F
Max: 44°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 2%

More about 81152

About 81152

The ZIP code 81152 is associated with the city of San Luis in Costilla County in Colorado.

81152 Solar Power

81152 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 81152, or for more solar-related resources for CO, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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