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Solar Energy in Blanca, CO

Solar Energy in Blanca

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Solar Panels in Blanca

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Blanca

The total length of the day in Blanca, CO today (October 24, 2020) will be 10 hours and 52 minutes. [More]

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Blanca, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Blanca, CO

Solar Energy Data in Blanca, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Blanca, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Blanca

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

Blanca 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 7.66 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Blanca that are always titled at the latitude of Blanca (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.47 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 7.66 kWh/m2/day. [1]

* See glossary & definitions below.

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 Blanca

Solar Radiation Data in Blanca, CO

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Blanca, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Blanca

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

Solar Power Levels in Blanca

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Blanca

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 24, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 1:20 pm
    • Sunset: 12:12 am
    • Solar Noon: 6:46 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:52
Solar Energy Statistics for Blanca

Best Months for Solar in Blanca

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: June (6.97 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.71 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.02 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Blanca

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the town of Blanca, CO at this current time.

However, Blanca is in Costilla County and Costilla County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Blanca

The Power of Solar in Blanca, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Blanca, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Blanca

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Cost of Utilities in Blanca

Blanca Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Blanca averaged 12.84 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2020, which was about 3% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.26¢/kWh in July. [3]

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Blanca Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Colorado averaged $13.25 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in July 2020, which was approximately 25% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.57 per Mcf in July. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Blanca, CO [5]

Sat Oct 24
63°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 39°F
Max: 66°F
Strong breeze: 24 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 25%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Oct 25
55°F
Snow
Min: 22°F
Max: 55°F
Strong breeze: 27 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 99%
Mon Oct 26
14°F
Snow
Min: 6°F
Max: 19°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 91%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Oct 27
27°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 4°F
Max: 31°F
Calm: 3 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 81%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Oct 28
35°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 11°F
Max: 40°F
Light breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 80%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Oct 29
38°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 22°F
Max: 42°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Blanca

About Blanca

The town of Blanca, CO in Costilla County has an approximate population of 385. [6]

Blanca Solar Power

Blanca, CO Solar Energy

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

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