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Solar Energy in Central City, CO

Solar Energy in Central City

The month of March has the highest historical solar radition values in Central City with an average of 6.34 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Central City

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Central City

The total length of the day in Central City, CO today (October 02, 2022) will be 11 hours and 44 minutes. [More]

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Central City, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Central City, CO

Solar Energy Data in Central City, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Central City, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Central City

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

Central City has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.49 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 25% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.01 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Central City that are always titled at the latitude of Central City (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.45 kWh/m2/day, or about 21% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.49 kWh/m2/day and approximately 9% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.01 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 Central City

Solar Radiation Data in Central City, CO

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Central City.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Central City, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Central City

Central City, CO has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.66 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Central City is March with an average of 6.34 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 5.91 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.89 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Central City (Colorado) are December with an average of 4.84 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.16 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.2 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Central City vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Central City

The average monthly solar radiation level in Central City, CO, of 5.66 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 44% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 14% 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: Central City vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Central City 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 Central City

Sunrise / Sunset in Central City

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 02, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:59 am
    • Sunset: 6:43 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:44
Solar Energy Statistics for Central City

Best Months for Solar in Central City

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation March (6.34 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (5.91 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (7.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.79 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Central City

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Solar Power Output in Central City

The Power of Solar in Central City, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Central City, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Central City

Central City (CO) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6404.8 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Central City is March with an average of 627.2 kWhac, followed by May at 567.05 kWhac and October at 554.88 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Central City (Colorado) are August with an average of 476.88 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 495.17 kWhac and July at 508.14 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Central City

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Central City Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Central City, CO [5]

Sun Oct 2
54°F
Light Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 55°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 96%
Mon Oct 3
59°F
Light Rain
Min: 40°F
Max: 59°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 85%
Tue Oct 4
58°F
Light Rain
Min: 40°F
Max: 58°F
Light breeze: 7 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 5%
Wed Oct 5
58°F
Light Rain
Min: 40°F
Max: 59°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 3%
Thu Oct 6
59°F
Light Rain
Min: 41°F
Max: 59°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 7%
Fri Oct 7
60°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 40°F
Max: 61°F
Light breeze: 5 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Central City

About Central City

The city of Central City, CO in Gilpin County has an approximate population of 663. [6]

Central City Solar Power

Central City, CO Solar Energy

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

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