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Solar Energy in Gunnison, CO

Solar Energy in Gunnison

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Gunnison with an average of 6.88 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Gunnison

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Gunnison

The total length of the day in Gunnison, CO today (January 24, 2022) will be 10 hours and 2 minutes. [More]

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Gunnison, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Gunnison, CO

Solar Energy Data in Gunnison, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Gunnison, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Gunnison

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

Gunnison has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.9 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 24% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.41 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Gunnison that are always titled at the latitude of Gunnison (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.73 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.9 kWh/m2/day and approximately 11% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.41 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 Gunnison

Solar Radiation Data in Gunnison, CO

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Gunnison, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Gunnison

Gunnison, CO has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.92 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Gunnison is June with an average of 6.88 kWh/m2/day, followed by April at 6.68 kWh/m2/day and May at 6.67 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Gunnison (Colorado) are December with an average of 4.18 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.26 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.98 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Gunnison

The average monthly solar radiation level in Gunnison, CO, of 5.92 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 59% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 10% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: Gunnison vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Gunnison

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 24, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:18 am
    • Sunset: 5:20 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:2
Solar Energy Statistics for Gunnison

Best Months for Solar in Gunnison

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (6.88 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: June (6.73 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.07 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.73 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Gunnison

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

Solar Power Output in Gunnison

The Power of Solar in Gunnison, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Gunnison, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Gunnison

Gunnison (CO) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6819.73 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Gunnison is May with an average of 654.86 kWhac, followed by April at 638.33 kWhac and June at 634.78 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Gunnison (Colorado) are December with an average of 428.02 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 438.97 kWhac and February at 451.15 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Gunnison

Gunnison Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Gunnison averaged 13.79 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2021, which was about 2% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.11¢/kWh in October. [3]

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Gunnison Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Colorado averaged $12.25 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2021, which was approximately 30% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.48 per Mcf in October. [4]

Weather Forecast for Gunnison, CO [5]

Mon Jan 24
20°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 4°F
Max: 25°F
Calm: 2 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 84%
Cloud cover: 62%
Tue Jan 25
21°F
Snow
Min: -1°F
Max: 26°F
Light breeze: 3 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Jan 26
13°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: -2°F
Max: 21°F
Calm: 2 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 90%
Cloud cover: 89%
Thu Jan 27
11°F
Light Snow
Min: -7°F
Max: 20°F
Light breeze: 3 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 88%
Cloud cover: 93%
Fri Jan 28
7°F
Broken Clouds
Min: -12°F
Max: 17°F
Calm: 2 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 64%
Sat Jan 29
12°F
Broken Clouds
Min: -8°F
Max: 22°F
Calm: 1 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 82%
Cloud cover: 68%

More about Gunnison

About Gunnison

The city of Gunnison, CO in Gunnison County has an approximate population of 5,854. [6]

Gunnison Solar Power

Gunnison, CO Solar Energy

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

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