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Solar Energy in Denver, CO

Solar Energy in Denver

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Denver with an average of 6.53 kWh/m2/day. [More]

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 (October 02, 2022) will be 11 hours and 43 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]

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

Denver, CO has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.93 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Denver is July with an average of 6.53 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 6.5 kWh/m2/day and September at 6.48 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Denver (Colorado) are December with an average of 4.78 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.97 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.46 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Denver

The average monthly solar radiation level in Denver, CO, of 5.93 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 51% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 10% 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: Denver 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 October 02, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:57 am
    • Sunset: 6:40 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:43
Solar Energy Statistics for Denver

Best Months for Solar in Denver

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.53 kWh/m2/day)
    • 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

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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

Denver (CO) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6722.42 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Denver is March with an average of 618.31 kWhac, followed by July at 595.64 kWhac and August at 591.63 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Denver (Colorado) are December with an average of 486.85 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 506.52 kWhac and February at 507.03 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Denver

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Denver Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Denver, CO [5]

Sun Oct 2
67°F
Light Rain
Min: 58°F
Max: 72°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Oct 3
70°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 59°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 31%
Cloud cover: 74%
Tue Oct 4
68°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Oct 5
67°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 72°F
Light breeze: 6 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 9%
Thu Oct 6
70°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 73°F
Light breeze: 7 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 10%
Fri Oct 7
62°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 54°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 1%

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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