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Solar Energy in Fort Collins, CO

Solar Energy in Fort Collins

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Solar Panels in Fort Collins

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Fort Collins

The total length of the day in Fort Collins, CO today (May 08, 2021) will be 14 hours and 14 minutes. [More]

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Fort Collins, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Fort Collins, CO

Solar Energy Data in Fort Collins, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Fort Collins, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Fort Collins

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

Fort Collins has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.4 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 18% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.36 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Fort Collins that are always titled at the latitude of Fort Collins (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.29 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.4 kWh/m2/day and approximately 1% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.36 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 Fort Collins

Solar Radiation Data in Fort Collins, CO

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Fort Collins.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Fort Collins, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Fort Collins

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Solar Power Comparison: Fort Collins vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Fort Collins

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Fort Collins 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 Fort Collins

Sunrise / Sunset in Fort Collins

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 08, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:49 am
    • Sunset: 2:04 am
    • Solar Noon: 6:56 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:14
Solar Energy Statistics for Fort Collins

Best Months for Solar in Fort Collins

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: September (5.97 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (6.51 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.62 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Fort Collins

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

However, Fort Collins is in Larimer County and Larimer County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Fort Collins

The Power of Solar in Fort Collins, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Fort Collins, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Fort Collins

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Cost of Utilities in Fort Collins

Fort Collins Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Fort Collins 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]

Solar Power Poll: Fort Collins

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Fort Collins 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 Fort Collins, CO [5]

Sat May 8
70°F
Light Rain
Min: 48°F
Max: 70°F
Strong breeze: 24 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 24%
Cloud cover: 71%
Sun May 9
52°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 38°F
Max: 52°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 55%
Mon May 10
35°F
Rain And Snow
Min: 33°F
Max: 41°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 99%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue May 11
34°F
Snow
Min: 32°F
Max: 34°F
Light breeze: 4 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 99%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed May 12
37°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 29°F
Max: 45°F
Light breeze: 3 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 95%
Cloud cover: 77%
Thu May 13
61°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 37°F
Max: 69°F
Light breeze: 5 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 34%

More about Fort Collins

About Fort Collins

The city of Fort Collins, CO in Larimer County has an approximate population of 143,986. [6]

Fort Collins Solar Power

Fort Collins, CO Solar Energy

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

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