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Solar Energy in Durango, CO

Solar Energy in Durango

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Solar Panels in Durango

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Durango

The total length of the day in Durango, CO today (May 18, 2021) will be 14 hours and 16 minutes. [More]

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Durango, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Durango, CO

Solar Energy Data in Durango, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Durango, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Durango

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

Durango has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.16 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 27% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.08 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Durango that are always titled at the latitude of Durango (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.12 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.16 kWh/m2/day and approximately 14% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.08 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 Durango

Solar Radiation Data in Durango, CO

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Durango, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Durango

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

Solar Power Levels in Durango

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Durango

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 18, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:59 am
    • Sunset: 2:16 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:08 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:16
Solar Energy Statistics for Durango

Best Months for Solar in Durango

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: June (6.97 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.49 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Durango

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

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

Solar Power Output in Durango

The Power of Solar in Durango, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Durango, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Durango

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Cost of Utilities in Durango

Durango Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Durango averaged 12.61 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in February 2021, which was about 5% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.34¢/kWh in February. [3]

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Durango Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Colorado averaged $6.65 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in February 2021, which was approximately 30% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.55 per Mcf in February. [4]

Weather Forecast for Durango, CO [5]

Tue May 18
57°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 45°F
Max: 57°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed May 19
69°F
Light Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 69°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 32%
Thu May 20
69°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 73°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 25%
Cloud cover: 30%
Fri May 21
52°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 50°F
Max: 59°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 99%
Sat May 22
70°F
Light Rain
Min: 44°F
Max: 75°F
Fresh Breeze: 21 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 21%
Cloud cover: 3%
Sun May 23
58°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 43°F
Max: 61°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 16%
Cloud cover: 5%

More about Durango

About Durango

The city of Durango, CO in La Plata County has an approximate population of 16,887. [6]

Durango Solar Power

Durango, CO Solar Energy

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

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