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Solar Energy in Brighton, CO

Solar Energy in Brighton

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Brighton with an average of 6.64 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Brighton

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Brighton

The total length of the day in Brighton, CO today (December 07, 2022) will be 9 hours and 26 minutes. [More]

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Brighton, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Brighton, CO

Solar Energy Data in Brighton, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Brighton, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Brighton

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

Brighton has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.82 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 20% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.02 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Brighton that are always titled at the latitude of Brighton (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.8 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.82 kWh/m2/day and approximately 4% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.02 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 Brighton

Solar Radiation Data in Brighton, CO

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Brighton, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Brighton

Brighton, CO has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.92 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Brighton is July with an average of 6.64 kWh/m2/day, followed by September at 6.62 kWh/m2/day and August at 6.61 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Brighton (Colorado) are December with an average of 4.36 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.73 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.31 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Brighton

The average monthly solar radiation level in Brighton, CO, of 5.92 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 51% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 10% 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: Brighton vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Brighton

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 07, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:07 am
    • Sunset: 4:33 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:26
Solar Energy Statistics for Brighton

Best Months for Solar in Brighton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.64 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.64 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (7.55 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.34 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Brighton

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Solar Power Output in Brighton

The Power of Solar in Brighton, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Brighton, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Brighton

Brighton (CO) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6644.88 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Brighton is August with an average of 606.7 kWhac, followed by July at 603 kWhac and March at 600.46 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Brighton (Colorado) are December with an average of 439.08 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 475.24 kWhac and February at 500.18 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Brighton

Brighton Electricity Costs

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Brighton Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Brighton, CO [5]

Wed Dec 7
48°F
Few Clouds
Min: 29°F
Max: 50°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 12%
Thu Dec 8
45°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 30°F
Max: 46°F
Strong breeze: 27 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 23%
Cloud cover: 45%
Fri Dec 9
39°F
Few Clouds
Min: 25°F
Max: 42°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 20%
Cloud cover: 20%
Sat Dec 10
41°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 28°F
Max: 47°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 26%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Dec 11
49°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 31°F
Max: 56°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 16%
Cloud cover: 7%
Mon Dec 12
44°F
Light Snow
Min: 27°F
Max: 46°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Brighton

About Brighton

The city of Brighton, CO in Adams County has an approximate population of 33,352. [6]

Brighton Solar Power

Brighton, CO Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Solar cells convert sunlight into electricity through a physical process known as the photovoltaic effect.

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