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Solar Energy in Crested Butte, CO

Solar Energy in Crested Butte

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Solar Panels in Crested Butte

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Crested Butte

The total length of the day in Crested Butte, CO today (August 08, 2020) will be 13 hours and 51 minutes. [More]

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Crested Butte, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Crested Butte, CO

Solar Energy Data in Crested Butte, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Crested Butte, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Crested Butte

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

Crested Butte has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.57 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 21% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.82 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Crested Butte that are always titled at the latitude of Crested Butte (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.29 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.57 kWh/m2/day and approximately 9% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.82 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 Crested Butte

Solar Radiation Data in Crested Butte, CO

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Crested Butte.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Crested Butte, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Crested Butte

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Solar Power Comparison: Crested Butte vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Crested Butte

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Crested Butte 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 Crested Butte

Sunrise / Sunset in Crested Butte

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 08, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:17 pm
    • Sunset: 2:09 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:13 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:51
Solar Energy Statistics for Crested Butte

Best Months for Solar in Crested Butte

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: June (6.48 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.72 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.47 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Crested Butte

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

However, Crested Butte is in Gunnison County and Gunnison County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Crested Butte

The Power of Solar in Crested Butte, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Crested Butte, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Crested Butte

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Cost of Utilities in Crested Butte

Crested Butte Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Crested Butte averaged 12.06 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2020, which was about 8% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.14¢/kWh in May. [3]

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Crested Butte Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Colorado averaged $8.73 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in May 2020, which was approximately 26% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $11.85 per Mcf in May. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Crested Butte, CO [5]

Sat Aug 8
73°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 55°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 1%
Sun Aug 9
72°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 45°F
Max: 74°F
Light breeze: 4 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 19%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Aug 10
72°F
Few Clouds
Min: 49°F
Max: 75°F
Light breeze: 5 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 21%
Cloud cover: 11%
Tue Aug 11
71°F
Few Clouds
Min: 46°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 21%
Cloud cover: 20%
Wed Aug 12
69°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 45°F
Max: 72°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 24%
Cloud cover: 34%
Thu Aug 13
74°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 44°F
Max: 75°F
Light breeze: 6 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 18%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Crested Butte

About Crested Butte

The town of Crested Butte, CO in Gunnison County has an approximate population of 1,487. [6]

Crested Butte Solar Power

Crested Butte, CO Solar Energy

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

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