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Solar Energy in Dolores, CO

Solar Energy in Dolores

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Solar Panels in Dolores

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Dolores

The total length of the day in Dolores, CO today (May 29, 2020) will be 14 hours and 32 minutes. [More]

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Dolores, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Dolores, CO

Solar Energy Data in Dolores, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Dolores, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Dolores

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

Dolores has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.18 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 26% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.04 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Dolores that are always titled at the latitude of Dolores (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.09 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.18 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.04 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 Dolores

Solar Radiation Data in Dolores, CO

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Dolores, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Dolores

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

Solar Power Levels in Dolores

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Dolores

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 29, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:55 am
    • Sunset: 2:28 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:11 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:32
Solar Energy Statistics for Dolores

Best Months for Solar in Dolores

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: June (7.02 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.57 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.05 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Dolores

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

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

Solar Power Output in Dolores

The Power of Solar in Dolores, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Dolores, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Dolores

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Cost of Utilities in Dolores

Dolores Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Dolores averaged 12.04 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in March 2020, which was about 6% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.85¢/kWh in March. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Dolores

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Dolores Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Colorado averaged $5.78 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in February 2020, which was approximately 38% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.26 per Mcf in February. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Dolores, CO [5]

Fri May 29
84°F
Light Rain
Min: 56°F
Max: 84°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 17%
Cloud cover: 1%
Sat May 30
76°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 52°F
Max: 81°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 98%
Sun May 31
78°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 78°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 24%
Cloud cover: 33%
Mon Jun 1
77°F
Light Rain
Min: 55°F
Max: 81°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 43%
Tue Jun 2
74°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 51°F
Max: 75°F
Light breeze: 6 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 31%
Wed Jun 3
77°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 52°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 26%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Dolores

About Dolores

The town of Dolores, CO in Montezuma County has an approximate population of 936. [6]

Dolores Solar Power

Dolores, CO Solar Energy

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

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