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Solar Energy in Golden, CO

Solar Energy in Golden

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Solar Panels in Golden

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Golden

The total length of the day in Golden, CO today (August 08, 2020) will be 13 hours and 55 minutes. [More]

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Golden, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Golden, CO

Solar Energy Data in Golden, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Golden, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Golden

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

Golden has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.44 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 22% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.71 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Golden that are always titled at the latitude of Golden (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.39 kWh/m2/day, or about 21% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.44 kWh/m2/day and approximately 6% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.71 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 Golden

Solar Radiation Data in Golden, CO

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Golden, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Golden

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

Solar Power Levels in Golden

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Golden

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 08, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:08 pm
    • Sunset: 2:03 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:06 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:55
Solar Energy Statistics for Golden

Best Months for Solar in Golden

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: September (5.84 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (6.48 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.4 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Golden

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

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

Solar Power Output in Golden

The Power of Solar in Golden, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Golden, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Golden

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Cost of Utilities in Golden

Golden Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Golden averaged 12.06 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2020, which was about 8% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.14¢/kWh in May. [3]

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Golden Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Colorado averaged $8.73 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in May 2020, which was approximately 26% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $11.85 per Mcf in May. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Golden, CO [5]

Sat Aug 8
82°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 75°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 17%
Cloud cover: 58%
Sun Aug 9
90°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 70°F
Max: 92°F
Calm: 3 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 10%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Aug 10
81°F
Few Clouds
Min: 68°F
Max: 87°F
Light breeze: 6 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 17%
Tue Aug 11
89°F
Few Clouds
Min: 70°F
Max: 89°F
Calm: 2 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 11%
Cloud cover: 17%
Wed Aug 12
88°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 91°F
Light breeze: 5 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 11%
Cloud cover: 15%
Thu Aug 13
88°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 69°F
Max: 88°F
Light breeze: 4 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 12%
Cloud cover: 10%

More about Golden

About Golden

The city of Golden, CO in Jefferson County has an approximate population of 18,867. [6]

Golden Solar Power

Golden, CO Solar Energy

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

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