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Solar Energy in Central City, CO

Solar Energy in Central City

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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 (April 20, 2019) will be 13 hours and 29 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]

* 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 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

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

Solar Power Levels in Central City

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Solar Power: 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 April 20, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:16 pm
    • Sunset: 1:45 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:00 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:29
Solar Energy Statistics for Central City

Best Months for Solar in Central City

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

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

However, Central City is in Gilpin County and Gilpin County has at least 7 solar insallations right now. [1]

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

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Cost of Utilities in Central City

Central City Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Central City averaged 11.89 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in January 2019, which was about 5% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.47¢/kWh in January. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Central City

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Central City Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Colorado averaged $7.17 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in January 2019, which was approximately 24% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.43 per Mcf in January. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Central City

Solar Energy Contractors in Central City

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Central City, CO.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Central City

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Central City, CO.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Central City

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Central City, CO.

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Weather Forecast for Central City, CO [5]

Sat Apr 20
71°F
Light Rain
Min: 38°F
Max: 71°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 17%
Cloud cover: 4%
Sun Apr 21
50°F
Light Snow
Min: 31°F
Max: 50°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 35%
Mon Apr 22
51°F
Light Snow
Min: 30°F
Max: 51°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 18%
Tue Apr 23
55°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 29°F
Max: 55°F
Light breeze: 2 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 31%
Cloud cover: 73%
Wed Apr 24
52°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 30°F
Max: 56°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 3%
Thu Apr 25
57°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 33°F
Max: 61°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 28%
Cloud cover: 7%

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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