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Solar Energy in Manitou Springs, CO

Solar Energy in Manitou Springs

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Manitou Springs with an average of 6.66 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Manitou Springs

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Manitou Springs

The total length of the day in Manitou Springs, CO today (December 07, 2022) will be 9 hours and 33 minutes. [More]

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Manitou Springs, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Manitou Springs, CO

Solar Energy Data in Manitou Springs, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Manitou Springs, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Manitou Springs

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

Manitou Springs has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.79 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 25% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.38 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Manitou Springs that are always titled at the latitude of Manitou Springs (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.85 kWh/m2/day, or about 22% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.79 kWh/m2/day and approximately 8% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.38 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 Manitou Springs

Solar Radiation Data in Manitou Springs, CO

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Manitou Springs.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Manitou Springs, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs, CO has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.93 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Manitou Springs is April with an average of 6.66 kWh/m2/day, followed by March at 6.34 kWh/m2/day and September at 6.3 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Manitou Springs (Colorado) are December with an average of 5.01 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.41 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.66 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Manitou Springs vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Manitou Springs

The average monthly solar radiation level in Manitou Springs, CO, of 5.93 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 51% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 10% 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: Manitou Springs vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Manitou Springs 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 Manitou Springs

Sunrise / Sunset in Manitou Springs

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 07, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:04 am
    • Sunset: 4:37 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:33
Solar Energy Statistics for Manitou Springs

Best Months for Solar in Manitou Springs

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (6.66 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (6.34 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (6.99 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.78 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Manitou Springs

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Solar Power Output in Manitou Springs

The Power of Solar in Manitou Springs, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Manitou Springs, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs (CO) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6761.59 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Manitou Springs is April with an average of 630.27 kWhac, followed by March at 622.01 kWhac and October at 599.22 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Manitou Springs (Colorado) are December with an average of 507.87 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 521.34 kWhac and August at 543.73 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs Electricity Costs

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Manitou Springs Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Manitou Springs, CO [5]

Wed Dec 7
47°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 35°F
Max: 47°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Dec 8
39°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 31°F
Max: 41°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 24%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Dec 9
42°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 29°F
Max: 44°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 17%
Cloud cover: 3%
Sat Dec 10
41°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 30°F
Max: 44°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 20%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Dec 11
47°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 35°F
Max: 48°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 14%
Cloud cover: 25%
Mon Dec 12
45°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 30°F
Max: 46°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 31%
Cloud cover: 59%

More about Manitou Springs

About Manitou Springs

The city of Manitou Springs, CO in El Paso County has an approximate population of 4,992. [6]

Manitou Springs Solar Power

Manitou Springs, CO Solar Energy

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

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