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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 (July 04, 2020) will be 14 hours and 53 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 July 04, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:37 am
    • Sunset: 2:31 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:04 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:53
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 12.13 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: Denver

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Denver 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 Denver, CO [5]

Sat Jul 4
86°F
Light Rain
Min: 67°F
Max: 86°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 20%
Cloud cover: 7%
Sun Jul 5
87°F
Light Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 93°F
Calm: 2 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 20%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Jul 6
89°F
Light Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 94°F
Light breeze: 7 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 16%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Jul 7
94°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 71°F
Max: 95°F
Light breeze: 4 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 10%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Jul 8
92°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 74°F
Max: 96°F
Light breeze: 5 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 11%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jul 9
92°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 75°F
Max: 97°F
Light breeze: 4 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 11%
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.

Did you know?

Various missions to space by different countries are known to utilize solar energy as a main power source.

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