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Solar Energy in Empire, CO

Solar Energy in Empire

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Empire with an average of 6.24 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Empire

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Empire

The total length of the day in Empire, CO today (March 01, 2024) will be 11 hours and 21 minutes. [More]

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Empire, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Empire, CO

Solar Energy Data in Empire, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Empire, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Empire

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

Empire has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.35 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 22% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.55 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Empire that are always titled at the latitude of Empire (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.2 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.35 kWh/m2/day and approximately 6% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.55 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 Empire

Solar Radiation Data in Empire, CO

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Empire, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Empire

Empire, CO has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.49 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Empire is June with an average of 6.24 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 6.13 kWh/m2/day and March at 6 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Empire (Colorado) are December with an average of 4.26 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.73 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.02 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Empire

The average monthly solar radiation level in Empire, CO, of 5.49 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 40% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 17% 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: Empire vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Empire

  • Sunrise/Sunset for March 01, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:34 am
    • Sunset: 5:55 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:21
Solar Energy Statistics for Empire

Best Months for Solar in Empire

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (6.24 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: September (5.85 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (7.21 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.72 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Empire

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Solar Power Output in Empire

The Power of Solar in Empire, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Empire, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Empire

Empire (CO) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6246.62 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Empire is March with an average of 593.98 kWhac, followed by April at 578.9 kWhac and May at 561.04 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Empire (Colorado) are December with an average of 433.45 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 456.25 kWhac and January at 480.01 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Empire

Empire Electricity Costs

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Empire Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Empire, CO [5]

Fri Mar 1
40°F
Few Clouds
Min: 20°F
Max: 40°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 12%
Sat Mar 2
41°F
Snow
Min: 24°F
Max: 41°F
Fresh Breeze: 20 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 4%
Sun Mar 3
26°F
Snow
Min: 18°F
Max: 29°F
Fresh Breeze: 22 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Mar 4
33°F
Light Snow
Min: 19°F
Max: 35°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 50%
Tue Mar 5
27°F
Light Snow
Min: 10°F
Max: 29°F
Light breeze: 6 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 44%
Wed Mar 6
32°F
Light Snow
Min: 10°F
Max: 32°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 11%

More about Empire

About Empire

The town of Empire, CO in Clear Creek County has an approximate population of 282. [6]

Empire Solar Power

Empire, CO Solar Energy

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

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Solar cells convert sunlight into electricity through a physical process known as the photovoltaic effect.

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