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Solar Energy in Erie, CO

Solar Energy in Erie

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Erie with an average of 6.42 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Erie

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Erie

The total length of the day in Erie, CO today (May 28, 2022) will be 14 hours and 46 minutes. [More]

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Erie, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Erie, CO

Solar Energy Data in Erie, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Erie, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Erie

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

Erie has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.52 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 19% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.56 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Erie that are always titled at the latitude of Erie (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.42 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.52 kWh/m2/day and approximately 3% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.56 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 Erie

Solar Radiation Data in Erie, CO

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Erie, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Erie

Erie, CO has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.62 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Erie is June with an average of 6.42 kWh/m2/day, followed by September at 6.26 kWh/m2/day and July at 6.25 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Erie (Colorado) are December with an average of 4.23 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.41 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.8 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Erie

The average monthly solar radiation level in Erie, CO, of 5.62 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 43% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 15% 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: Erie vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Erie

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 28, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:34 am
    • Sunset: 8:20 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:46
Solar Energy Statistics for Erie

Best Months for Solar in Erie

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (6.42 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: September (6.14 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (6.8 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.75 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Erie

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Solar Power Output in Erie

The Power of Solar in Erie, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Erie, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Erie

Erie (CO) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6307.54 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Erie is March with an average of 586.01 kWhac, followed by June at 573.57 kWhac and May at 570.3 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Erie (Colorado) are December with an average of 427.4 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 449.57 kWhac and November at 457.85 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Erie

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Weather Forecast for Erie, CO [5]

Sat May 28
77°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 58°F
Max: 83°F
Fresh Breeze: 24 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 40%
Sun May 29
75°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 53°F
Max: 75°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 21%
Cloud cover: 72%
Mon May 30
62°F
Light Rain
Min: 48°F
Max: 67°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 25%
Cloud cover: 67%
Tue May 31
53°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 55°F
Light breeze: 7 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 97%
Wed Jun 1
54°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 44°F
Max: 63°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 99%
Thu Jun 2
68°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 46°F
Max: 75°F
Light breeze: 7 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 1%

More about Erie

About Erie

The town of Erie, CO in Weld County has an approximate population of 18,135. [6]

Erie Solar Power

Erie, CO Solar Energy

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

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