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Solar Energy in Denver, CO

Solar Energy in Denver

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Solar Panels in Denver

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Denver

The total length of the day in Denver, CO today (June 20, 2019) will be 14 hours and 59 minutes. [More]

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Denver, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Denver, CO

Solar Energy Data in Denver, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Denver, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Denver

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

Denver has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.83 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 21% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.12 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Denver that are always titled at the latitude of Denver (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.85 kWh/m2/day, or about 21% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.83 kWh/m2/day and approximately 4% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.12 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 Denver

Solar Radiation Data in Denver, CO

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Denver, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Denver

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

Solar Power Levels in Denver

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Denver

  • Sunrise/Sunset for June 20, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:31 am
    • Sunset: 2:31 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:01 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:59
Solar Energy Statistics for Denver

Best Months for Solar in Denver

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (6.56 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.41 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.21 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Denver

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

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

Solar Power Output in Denver

The Power of Solar in Denver, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Denver, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Denver

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Cost of Utilities in Denver

Denver Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Denver averaged 12.10 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in March 2019, which was about 6% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.83¢/kWh in March. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Denver

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Denver Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Colorado averaged $7.60 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in March 2019, which was approximately 20% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.48 per Mcf in March. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Denver

Solar Energy Contractors in Denver

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

Our search for solar contractors companies located in Denver produced no matches.

Solar Energy Equipment in Denver

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

Sorry, no local business selling solar equipment were found.

Our search for companies selling solar parts located in Denver produced no matches.

Energy Conservation Consultants in Denver

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

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Weather Forecast for Denver, CO [5]

Thu Jun 20
79°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 59°F
Max: 79°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 15%
Cloud cover: 33%
Fri Jun 21
66°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 53°F
Max: 66°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 83%
Sat Jun 22
66°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 48°F
Max: 71°F
: 5 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 85%
Sun Jun 23
64°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 68°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Jun 24
79°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 56°F
Max: 83°F
High wind, near gale: 15 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 18%
Cloud cover: 50%
Tue Jun 25
84°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 87°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 14%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Denver

About Denver

The city of Denver, CO in Denver County has an approximate population of 600,158. [6]

Denver Solar Power

Denver, CO Solar Energy

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

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