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Solar Energy in Boulder, CO

Solar Energy in Boulder

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Solar Panels in Boulder

Solar panels in Boulder that will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in Boulder

The total length of the day in Boulder, CO today (December 04, 2021) will be 09 hours and 31 minutes. [More]

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Boulder, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Boulder, CO

Solar Energy Data in Boulder, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Boulder, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Boulder

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* 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 Boulder

Solar Radiation Data in Boulder, CO

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Boulder, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Boulder

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

Solar Power Levels in Boulder

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Boulder

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 04, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 2:05 pm
    • Sunset: 11:37 pm
    • Solar Noon: 6:51 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:31
Solar Energy Statistics for Boulder

Best Months for Solar in Boulder

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

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Boulder

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

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

Solar Power Output in Boulder

The Power of Solar in Boulder, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Boulder, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Boulder

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Cost of Utilities in Boulder

Boulder Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Boulder averaged 13.87 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2021, which was about 2% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.19¢/kWh in September. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Boulder

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Boulder Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Colorado averaged $15.48 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2021, which was approximately 23% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $20.22 per Mcf in September. [4]

Weather Forecast for Boulder, CO [5]

Sat Dec 4
59°F
Few Clouds
Min: 38°F
Max: 62°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 28%
Cloud cover: 13%
Sun Dec 5
59°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 22°F
Max: 60°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 15%
Cloud cover: 51%
Mon Dec 6
28°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 20°F
Max: 40°F
Light breeze: 5 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 64%
Tue Dec 7
40°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 31°F
Max: 45°F
Light breeze: 6 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 69%
Wed Dec 8
47°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 31°F
Max: 51°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 28%
Thu Dec 9
47°F
Rain And Snow
Min: 31°F
Max: 49°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 68%

More about Boulder

About Boulder

The city of Boulder, CO in Boulder County has an approximate population of 97,385. [6]

Boulder Solar Power

Boulder, CO Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

The largest solar power plant in the world covers 1000 acres & is located in the Mojave Desert in California.

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