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Solar Power in 81427 (Ouray, CO)

Solar Energy in 81427

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in 81427 with an average of 6.36 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 81427

Solar panels in 81427 that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 81427

The total length of the day in 81427 (Ouray, CO) today (April 18, 2024) will be 13 hours and 20 minutes. [More]

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81427 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 81427 (Ouray, CO)

Solar Energy Data for 81427

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 81427.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 81427

Solar Radiation Data in 81427

Based on historical 81427 data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in 81427. [1]

The region associated with 81427 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.26 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 19% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.29 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 81427 that are always titled at the latitude of Ouray (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.88 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.26 kWh/m2/day and approximately 8% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.29 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 81427

Solar Radiation Data in 81427

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 81427.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 81427

Solar Radiation Data in 81427

The region associated with 81427 has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.51 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 81427 is June with an average of 6.36 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 6.32 kWh/m2/day and April at 6.12 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 81427 are December with an average of 4.32 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.68 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.07 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 81427 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 81427

The average monthly solar radiation level in 81427, of 5.51 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 40% 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: 81427 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 81427 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 81427

Sunrise / Sunset in 81427

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 18, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:29 am
    • Sunset: 7:49 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:20
Solar Energy Statistics for 81427

Best Months for Solar in 81427

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (6.36 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: June (6.07 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (7.96 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.04 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 81427

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 81427 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 81427

The Power of Solar in 81427

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 81427. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 81427. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 81427

Solar Radiation Data in 81427

81427 has a average annual solar AC output value of 6172.09 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 81427 is May with an average of 588.3 kWhac, followed by March at 578.72 kWhac and April at 568.66 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 81427 are December with an average of 430.65 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 465.69 kWhac and January at 467.82 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 81427 [5]

Thu Apr 18
50°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 38°F
Max: 52°F
Fresh Breeze: 20 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 92%
Fri Apr 19
52°F
Light Snow
Min: 36°F
Max: 53°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 44%
Sat Apr 20
52°F
Rain And Snow
Min: 36°F
Max: 52°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 98%
Sun Apr 21
50°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 34°F
Max: 55°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 3%
Mon Apr 22
55°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 40°F
Max: 57°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 79%
Tue Apr 23
56°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 39°F
Max: 59°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 30%

More about 81427

About 81427

The ZIP code 81427 is associated with the city of Ouray in Ouray County in Colorado.

81427 Solar Power

81427 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 81427, 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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