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Solar Energy in Cortez, CO

Solar Energy in Cortez

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Solar Panels in Cortez

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Cortez

The total length of the day in Cortez, CO today (July 14, 2020) will be 14 hours and 29 minutes. [More]

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Cortez, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Cortez, CO

Solar Energy Data in Cortez, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Cortez, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Cortez

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

Cortez has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.24 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 26% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.11 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Cortez that are always titled at the latitude of Cortez (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.18 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.24 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.11 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 Cortez

Solar Radiation Data in Cortez, CO

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Cortez, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Cortez

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

Solar Power Levels in Cortez

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Cortez

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 14, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:05 pm
    • Sunset: 2:34 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:20 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:29
Solar Energy Statistics for Cortez

Best Months for Solar in Cortez

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: June (7.08 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.61 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.11 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Cortez

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

However, Cortez is in Montezuma County and Montezuma County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Cortez

The Power of Solar in Cortez, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Cortez, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Cortez

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Cost of Utilities in Cortez

Cortez Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Cortez averaged 12.13 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2020, which was about 9% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.28¢/kWh in April. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Cortez

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Cortez Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Colorado averaged $6.56 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2020, which was approximately 39% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $10.68 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Cortez, CO [5]

Tue Jul 14
84°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 61°F
Max: 89°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 21%
Cloud cover: 53%
Wed Jul 15
84°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 62°F
Max: 88°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 20%
Cloud cover: 34%
Thu Jul 16
81°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 84°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Jul 17
81°F
Light Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 87°F
Light breeze: 6 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 28%
Sat Jul 18
83°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 63°F
Max: 86°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 23%
Cloud cover: 67%
Sun Jul 19
85°F
Light Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 85°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 23%
Cloud cover: 31%

More about Cortez

About Cortez

The city of Cortez, CO in Montezuma County has an approximate population of 8,482. [6]

Cortez Solar Power

Cortez, CO Solar Energy

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

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