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Solar Energy in Buena Vista, CO

Solar Energy in Buena Vista

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Buena Vista with an average of 6.77 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Buena Vista

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Buena Vista

The total length of the day in Buena Vista, CO today (July 19, 2024) will be 14 hours and 34 minutes. [More]

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Buena Vista, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Buena Vista, CO

Solar Energy Data in Buena Vista, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Buena Vista, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Buena Vista

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

Buena Vista has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.76 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 26% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.41 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Buena Vista that are always titled at the latitude of Buena Vista (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.71 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.76 kWh/m2/day and approximately 11% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.41 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 Buena Vista

Solar Radiation Data in Buena Vista, CO

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Buena Vista.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Buena Vista, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Buena Vista

Buena Vista, CO has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.01 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Buena Vista is April with an average of 6.77 kWh/m2/day, followed by March at 6.6 kWh/m2/day and June at 6.56 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Buena Vista (Colorado) are December with an average of 4.96 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.48 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.59 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Buena Vista vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Buena Vista

The average monthly solar radiation level in Buena Vista, CO, of 6.01 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 53% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 9% 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: Buena Vista vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Buena Vista 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 Buena Vista

Sunrise / Sunset in Buena Vista

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 19, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:53 am
    • Sunset: 8:27 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:34
Solar Energy Statistics for Buena Vista

Best Months for Solar in Buena Vista

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (6.77 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (6.44 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.17 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.23 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Buena Vista

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Solar Power Output in Buena Vista

The Power of Solar in Buena Vista, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Buena Vista, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Buena Vista

Buena Vista (CO) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6997.89 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Buena Vista is March with an average of 659.56 kWhac, followed by April at 654.96 kWhac and May at 633.63 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Buena Vista (Colorado) are December with an average of 518.7 kWhac, followed by August with an average of 528.65 kWhac and February at 528.76 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Buena Vista

Buena Vista Electricity Costs

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Buena Vista Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Buena Vista, CO [5]

Fri Jul 19
72°F
Light Rain
Min: 54°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jul 20
74°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 54°F
Max: 79°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Jul 21
64°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 51°F
Max: 71°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Jul 22
69°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 48°F
Max: 70°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 9%
Tue Jul 23
74°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 49°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 1%
Wed Jul 24
77°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 54°F
Max: 78°F
Light breeze: 5 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 44%

More about Buena Vista

About Buena Vista

The town of Buena Vista, CO in Chaffee County has an approximate population of 2,617. [6]

Buena Vista Solar Power

Buena Vista, CO Solar Energy

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

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