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Solar Energy in Orchard City, CO

Solar Energy in Orchard City

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Solar Panels in Orchard City

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Orchard City

The total length of the day in Orchard City, CO today (May 31, 2020) will be 14 hours and 43 minutes. [More]

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Orchard City, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Orchard City, CO

Solar Energy Data in Orchard City, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Orchard City, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Orchard City

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

Orchard City has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.98 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 23% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.45 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Orchard City that are always titled at the latitude of Orchard City (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.9 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.98 kWh/m2/day and approximately 9% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.45 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 Orchard City

Solar Radiation Data in Orchard City, CO

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Orchard City, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Orchard City

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Solar Power Comparison: Orchard City vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Orchard City

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Orchard City 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 Orchard City

Sunrise / Sunset in Orchard City

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 31, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:48 am
    • Sunset: 2:31 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:09 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:43
Solar Energy Statistics for Orchard City

Best Months for Solar in Orchard City

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (6.79 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (8.77 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.74 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Orchard City

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

However, Orchard City is in Delta County and Delta County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Orchard City

The Power of Solar in Orchard City, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Orchard City, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Orchard City

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Cost of Utilities in Orchard City

Orchard City Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Orchard City averaged 12.04 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in March 2020, which was about 8% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.08¢/kWh in March. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Orchard City

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Orchard City Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Colorado averaged $5.78 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in February 2020, which was approximately 41% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.86 per Mcf in February. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Orchard City, CO [5]

Sun May 31
73°F
Light Rain
Min: 67°F
Max: 73°F
Light breeze: 6 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 40%
Mon Jun 1
80°F
Light Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 85°F
Calm: 1 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 21%
Tue Jun 2
78°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 57°F
Max: 84°F
Calm: 3 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 34%
Wed Jun 3
80°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 57°F
Max: 85°F
Calm: 2 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 43%
Thu Jun 4
81°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 85°F
Calm: 1 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 1%
Fri Jun 5
84°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 84°F
Calm: 2 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 18%
Cloud cover: 46%

More about Orchard City

About Orchard City

The town of Orchard City, CO in Delta County has an approximate population of 3,119. [6]

Orchard City Solar Power

Orchard City, CO Solar Energy

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

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