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Solar Power in 81657 (Vail, CO)

Solar Energy in 81657

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in 81657 with an average of 6.71 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 81657

Solar panels in 81657 that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 81657

The total length of the day in 81657 (Vail, CO) today (February 25, 2024) will be 11 hours and 8 minutes. [More]

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81657 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 81657 (Vail, CO)

Solar Energy Data for 81657

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 81657.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 81657

Solar Radiation Data in 81657

Based on historical 81657 data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in 81657. [1]

The region associated with 81657 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.52 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 22% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.78 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 81657 that are always titled at the latitude of Vail (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.25 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.52 kWh/m2/day and approximately 9% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.78 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 81657

Solar Radiation Data in 81657

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 81657.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 81657

Solar Radiation Data in 81657

The region associated with 81657 has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.71 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 81657 is June with an average of 6.71 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 6.69 kWh/m2/day and May at 6.27 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 81657 are December with an average of 4.05 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.55 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.12 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 81657 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 81657

The average monthly solar radiation level in 81657, of 5.71 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: 81657 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 81657 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 81657

Sunrise / Sunset in 81657

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 25, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:44 am
    • Sunset: 5:52 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:8
Solar Energy Statistics for 81657

Best Months for Solar in 81657

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (6.71 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: June (6.37 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.45 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.33 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 81657

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 81657 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 81657

The Power of Solar in 81657

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 81657. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 81657. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 81657

Solar Radiation Data in 81657

81657 has a average annual solar AC output value of 6405.66 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 81657 is April with an average of 625.61 kWhac, followed by March at 596.8 kWhac and May at 593.2 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 81657 are December with an average of 414.3 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 457.31 kWhac and February at 469.63 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 81657 [5]

Sun Feb 25
36°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 16°F
Max: 38°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 1%
Mon Feb 26
36°F
Light Snow
Min: 22°F
Max: 37°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 71%
Tue Feb 27
20°F
Snow
Min: 4°F
Max: 30°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 89%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Feb 28
25°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: -5°F
Max: 31°F
Light breeze: 6 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 5%
Thu Feb 29
36°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 12°F
Max: 37°F
Light breeze: 6 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 2%
Fri Mar 1
38°F
Few Clouds
Min: 18°F
Max: 40°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 17%

More about 81657

About 81657

The ZIP code 81657 is associated with the city of Vail in Eagle County in Colorado.

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81657 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 81657, or for more solar-related resources for CO, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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