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Solar Energy in Alamosa, CO

Solar Energy in Alamosa

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Alamosa with an average of 7.02 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Alamosa

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Alamosa

The total length of the day in Alamosa, CO today (May 28, 2022) will be 14 hours and 31 minutes. [More]

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Alamosa, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Alamosa, CO

Solar Energy Data in Alamosa, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Alamosa, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Alamosa

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

Alamosa has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.38 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 30% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.67 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Alamosa that are always titled at the latitude of Alamosa (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.45 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.38 kWh/m2/day and approximately 16% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.67 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 Alamosa

Solar Radiation Data in Alamosa, CO

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Alamosa, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Alamosa

Alamosa, CO has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.5 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Alamosa is April with an average of 7.02 kWh/m2/day, followed by March at 6.98 kWh/m2/day and May at 6.93 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Alamosa (Colorado) are December with an average of 5.3 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.76 kWh/m2/day and November at 6.17 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Alamosa

The average monthly solar radiation level in Alamosa, CO, of 6.5 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 65% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 2% 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: Alamosa vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Alamosa

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 28, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:45 am
    • Sunset: 8:16 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:31
Solar Energy Statistics for Alamosa

Best Months for Solar in Alamosa

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.02 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (6.98 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.59 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.91 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Alamosa

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Solar Power Output in Alamosa

The Power of Solar in Alamosa, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Alamosa, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Alamosa

Alamosa (CO) has a average annual solar AC output value of 7367.23 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Alamosa is March with an average of 686.16 kWhac, followed by April at 661.91 kWhac and May at 653.26 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Alamosa (Colorado) are December with an average of 534.19 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 581.17 kWhac and February at 591.6 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Alamosa

Alamosa Electricity Costs

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Alamosa Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Alamosa, CO [5]

Sat May 28
72°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 51°F
Max: 75°F
Strong breeze: 26 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 12%
Cloud cover: 60%
Sun May 29
70°F
Few Clouds
Min: 46°F
Max: 71°F
Strong breeze: 31 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 16%
Cloud cover: 21%
Mon May 30
60°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 39°F
Max: 63°F
Strong breeze: 29 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 16%
Cloud cover: 10%
Tue May 31
65°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 35°F
Max: 73°F
Fresh Breeze: 23 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 12%
Cloud cover: 2%
Wed Jun 1
67°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 42°F
Max: 79°F
Fresh Breeze: 21 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jun 2
69°F
Few Clouds
Min: 41°F
Max: 79°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 14%

More about Alamosa

About Alamosa

The city of Alamosa, CO in Alamosa County has an approximate population of 8,780. [6]

Alamosa Solar Power

Alamosa, CO Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Alamosa, CO, or for more solar-related resources for Alamosa, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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