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Solar Energy in Mount Crested Butte, CO

Solar Energy in Mount Crested Butte

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Solar Panels in Mount Crested Butte

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Mount Crested Butte

The total length of the day in Mount Crested Butte, CO today (July 17, 2019) will be 14 hours and 34 minutes. [More]

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Mount Crested Butte, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Mount Crested Butte, CO

Solar Energy Data in Mount Crested Butte, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Mount Crested Butte, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Mount Crested Butte

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

Mount Crested Butte has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.47 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 20% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.62 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Mount Crested Butte that are always titled at the latitude of Mount Crested Butte (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.1 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.47 kWh/m2/day and approximately 9% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.62 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 Mount Crested Butte

Solar Radiation Data in Mount Crested Butte, CO

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Mount Crested Butte.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Mount Crested Butte, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Mount Crested Butte

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Solar Power Comparison: Mount Crested Butte vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Mount Crested Butte

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Mount Crested Butte 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 Mount Crested Butte

Sunrise / Sunset in Mount Crested Butte

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 17, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:56 am
    • Sunset: 2:31 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:14 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:34
Solar Energy Statistics for Mount Crested Butte

Best Months for Solar in Mount Crested Butte

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: June (6.52 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.94 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.53 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Mount Crested Butte

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the town of Mount Crested Butte, CO at this current time.

However, Mount Crested Butte is in Gunnison County and Gunnison County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Mount Crested Butte

The Power of Solar in Mount Crested Butte, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Mount Crested Butte, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Mount Crested Butte

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Cost of Utilities in Mount Crested Butte

Mount Crested Butte Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Mount Crested Butte averaged 12.09 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2019, which was about 9% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.26¢/kWh in April. [3]

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Mount Crested Butte Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Colorado averaged $8.15 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2019, which was approximately 25% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $10.92 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Mount Crested Butte

Solar Energy Contractors in Mount Crested Butte

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Mount Crested Butte, CO.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Mount Crested Butte

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Mount Crested Butte, CO.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Mount Crested Butte

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Mount Crested Butte, CO.

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Weather Forecast for Mount Crested Butte, CO [5]

Tue Jul 16
52°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 52°F
Max: 52°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 32%
Wed Jul 17
65°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 45°F
Max: 66°F
Gale: 20 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jul 18
62°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 40°F
Max: 64°F
Gale: 18 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 68%
Fri Jul 19
63°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 42°F
Max: 66°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 41%
Sat Jul 20
65°F
Light Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 66°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 31%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Jul 21
64°F
Few Clouds
Min: 43°F
Max: 67°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 14%

More about Mount Crested Butte

About Mount Crested Butte

The town of Mount Crested Butte, CO in Gunnison County has an approximate population of 801. [6]

Mount Crested Butte Solar Power

Mount Crested Butte, CO Solar Energy

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

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