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Solar Power in 81602 (Glenwood Springs, CO)

Solar Energy in 81602

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in 81602 with an average of 6.87 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 81602

Solar panels in 81602 that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 81602

The total length of the day in 81602 (Glenwood Springs, CO) today (February 25, 2024) will be 11 hours and 8 minutes. [More]

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81602 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 81602 (Glenwood Springs, CO)

Solar Energy Data for 81602

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 81602.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 81602

Solar Radiation Data in 81602

Based on historical 81602 data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in 81602. [1]

The region associated with 81602 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.64 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 22% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.94 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 81602 that are always titled at the latitude of Glenwood Springs (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.43 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.64 kWh/m2/day and approximately 9% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.94 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 81602

Solar Radiation Data in 81602

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 81602.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 81602

Solar Radiation Data in 81602

The region associated with 81602 has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.69 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 81602 is June with an average of 6.87 kWh/m2/day, followed by September at 6.5 kWh/m2/day and July at 6.44 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 81602 are December with an average of 3.84 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.34 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.81 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 81602 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 81602

The average monthly solar radiation level in 81602, of 5.69 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 45% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 14% 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: 81602 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 81602 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 81602

Sunrise / Sunset in 81602

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 25, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:48 am
    • Sunset: 5:56 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:8
Solar Energy Statistics for 81602

Best Months for Solar in 81602

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (6.87 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: June (6.57 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.62 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.52 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 81602

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 81602 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 81602

The Power of Solar in 81602

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 81602. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 81602. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 81602

Solar Radiation Data in 81602

81602 has a average annual solar AC output value of 6443.72 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 81602 is March with an average of 617.51 kWhac, followed by June at 612.11 kWhac and May at 602.84 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 81602 are December with an average of 389.29 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 436.43 kWhac and January at 441.24 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 81602 [5]

Sun Feb 25
47°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 32°F
Max: 52°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 59%
Mon Feb 26
50°F
Light Rain
Min: 38°F
Max: 51°F
Fresh Breeze: 21 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 98%
Tue Feb 27
29°F
Rain And Snow
Min: 12°F
Max: 43°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 77%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Feb 28
30°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 11°F
Max: 36°F
Light breeze: 4 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 2%
Thu Feb 29
42°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 25°F
Max: 47°F
Light breeze: 6 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 2%
Fri Mar 1
49°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 33°F
Max: 51°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 10%

More about 81602

About 81602

The ZIP code 81602 is associated with the city of Glenwood Springs in Garfield County in Colorado.

81602 Solar Power

81602 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 81602, 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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