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Solar Energy in Crestone, CO

Solar Energy in Crestone

The month of March has the highest historical solar radition values in Crestone with an average of 6.79 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Crestone

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Crestone

The total length of the day in Crestone, CO today (May 23, 2022) will be 14 hours and 27 minutes. [More]

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Crestone, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Crestone, CO

Solar Energy Data in Crestone, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Crestone, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Crestone

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

Crestone has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.23 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 29% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.39 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Crestone that are always titled at the latitude of Crestone (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.28 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.23 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.39 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 Crestone

Solar Radiation Data in Crestone, CO

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Crestone, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Crestone

Crestone, CO has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.16 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Crestone is March with an average of 6.79 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 6.75 kWh/m2/day and April at 6.71 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Crestone (Colorado) are December with an average of 4.8 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.94 kWh/m2/day and February at 5.7 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Crestone

The average monthly solar radiation level in Crestone, CO, of 6.16 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 57% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 7% 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: Crestone vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Crestone

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 23, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:46 am
    • Sunset: 8:13 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:27
Solar Energy Statistics for Crestone

Best Months for Solar in Crestone

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation March (6.79 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: September (6.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.2 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.75 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Crestone

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Solar Power Output in Crestone

The Power of Solar in Crestone, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Crestone, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Crestone

Crestone (CO) has a average annual solar AC output value of 7021.19 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Crestone is March with an average of 667.46 kWhac, followed by May at 648.1 kWhac and April at 641.41 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Crestone (Colorado) are December with an average of 493.73 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 505.05 kWhac and February at 510.7 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Crestone

Crestone Electricity Costs

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Crestone Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Crestone, CO [5]

Mon May 23
53°F
Light Rain
Min: 41°F
Max: 53°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 75%
Tue May 24
41°F
Rain And Snow
Min: 35°F
Max: 43°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 85%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed May 25
51°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 33°F
Max: 59°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 43%
Thu May 26
62°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 42°F
Max: 71°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri May 27
70°F
Light Rain
Min: 50°F
Max: 70°F
Fresh Breeze: 20 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 82%
Sat May 28
69°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 51°F
Max: 76°F
Fresh Breeze: 22 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 19%
Cloud cover: 97%

More about Crestone

About Crestone

The town of Crestone, CO in Saguache County has an approximate population of 127. [6]

Crestone Solar Power

Crestone, CO Solar Energy

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

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