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Solar Energy in Orchard City, CO

Solar Energy in Orchard City

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Orchard City with an average of 6.86 kWh/m2/day. [More]

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 25, 2022) will be 14 hours and 34 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]

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

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Orchard City.

* 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

Orchard City, 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 Orchard City is June with an average of 6.86 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 6.71 kWh/m2/day and July at 6.67 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Orchard City (Colorado) are December with an average of 4.28 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.76 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.82 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Orchard City

The average monthly solar radiation level in Orchard City, CO, of 5.92 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: Orchard City 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 25, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:51 am
    • Sunset: 8:25 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:34
Solar Energy Statistics for Orchard City

Best Months for Solar in Orchard City

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (6.86 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: June (6.79 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.77 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.74 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Orchard City

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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

Orchard City (CO) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6679.31 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Orchard City is May with an average of 639.62 kWhac, followed by June at 614.02 kWhac and April at 611.23 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Orchard City (Colorado) are February with an average of 433.85 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 434.43 kWhac and January at 480.87 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Orchard City

Orchard City Electricity Costs

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Orchard City Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Orchard City, CO [5]

Wed May 25
66°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 41°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 23%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu May 26
78°F
Few Clouds
Min: 48°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 17%
Cloud cover: 17%
Fri May 27
82°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 86°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 16%
Cloud cover: 30%
Sat May 28
79°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 83°F
Strong breeze: 24 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 14%
Cloud cover: 51%
Sun May 29
71°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 55°F
Max: 79°F
Strong breeze: 29 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 25%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon May 30
76°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 49°F
Max: 80°F
Strong breeze: 28 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 14%
Cloud cover: 77%

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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