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Solar Power in 81507 (Grand Junction, CO)

Solar Energy in 81507

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in 81507 with an average of 6.73 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 81507

Solar panels in 81507 that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 81507

The total length of the day in 81507 (Grand Junction, CO) today (April 13, 2024) will be 13 hours and 11 minutes. [More]

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81507 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 81507 (Grand Junction, CO)

Solar Energy Data for 81507

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 81507.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 81507

Solar Radiation Data in 81507

Based on historical 81507 data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in 81507. [1]

The region associated with 81507 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.84 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 21% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.14 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 81507 that are always titled at the latitude of Grand Junction (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.7 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.84 kWh/m2/day and approximately 7% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.14 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 81507

Solar Radiation Data in 81507

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 81507.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 81507

Solar Radiation Data in 81507

The region associated with 81507 has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.84 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 81507 is June with an average of 6.73 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 6.49 kWh/m2/day and May at 6.44 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 81507 are December with an average of 4.65 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.69 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.02 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 81507 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 81507

The average monthly solar radiation level in 81507, of 5.84 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 49% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 12% 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: 81507 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 81507 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 81507

Sunrise / Sunset in 81507

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 13, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:39 am
    • Sunset: 7:50 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:11
Solar Energy Statistics for 81507

Best Months for Solar in 81507

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (6.73 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: June (6.63 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.42 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.57 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 81507

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 81507 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 81507

The Power of Solar in 81507

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 81507. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 81507. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 81507

Solar Radiation Data in 81507

81507 has a average annual solar AC output value of 6611.15 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 81507 is March with an average of 631.63 kWhac, followed by May at 615.79 kWhac and April at 608.16 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 81507 are December with an average of 472.53 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 480.44 kWhac and November at 482.76 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 81507 [5]

Sat Apr 13
70°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 52°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 15%
Cloud cover: 7%
Sun Apr 14
69°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 52°F
Max: 71°F
Fresh Breeze: 23 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 14%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Apr 15
52°F
Light Rain
Min: 44°F
Max: 57°F
Fresh Breeze: 24 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 99%
Tue Apr 16
59°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 41°F
Max: 64°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 93%
Wed Apr 17
67°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 49°F
Max: 72°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 23%
Cloud cover: 63%
Thu Apr 18
68°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 57°F
Max: 73°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 23%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about 81507

About 81507

The ZIP code 81507 is associated with the city of Grand Junction in Mesa County in Colorado.

81507 Solar Power

81507 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 81507, or for more solar-related resources for CO, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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