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Solar Energy in Buena Vista, CO

Solar Energy in Buena Vista

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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 (September 15, 2019) will be 12 hours and 26 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]

* 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 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

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

Solar Power Levels in Buena Vista

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Solar Power: 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 September 15, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:46 pm
    • Sunset: 1:12 am
    • Solar Noon: 6:59 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:26
Solar Energy Statistics for Buena Vista

Best Months for Solar in Buena Vista

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • 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

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

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

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

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Cost of Utilities in Buena Vista

Buena Vista Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Buena Vista averaged 12.84 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2019, which was about 4% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.34¢/kWh in June. [3]

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Buena Vista Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Colorado averaged $11.25 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2019, which was approximately 28% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.67 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Buena Vista

Solar Energy Contractors in Buena Vista

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Buena Vista, CO.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Buena Vista

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Buena Vista, CO.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Buena Vista

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Buena Vista, CO.

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Weather Forecast for Buena Vista, CO [5]

Sat Sep 14
49°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 45°F
Max: 49°F
: 3 mps
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 50%
Sun Sep 15
57°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 38°F
Max: 58°F
Calm: 2 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 24%
Cloud cover: 67%
Mon Sep 16
51°F
Light Rain
Min: 35°F
Max: 53°F
Light breeze: 5 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 94%
Tue Sep 17
48°F
Light Rain
Min: 32°F
Max: 48°F
Strong breeze: 29 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 41%
Wed Sep 18
52°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 30°F
Max: 55°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Sep 19
47°F
Light Rain
Min: 33°F
Max: 50°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 85%

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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