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Solar Energy in Pitkin, CO

Solar Energy in Pitkin

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Solar Panels in Pitkin

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Pitkin

The total length of the day in Pitkin, CO today (September 28, 2020) will be 11 hours and 51 minutes. [More]

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Pitkin, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Pitkin, CO

Solar Energy Data in Pitkin, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Pitkin, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Pitkin

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

Pitkin has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.6 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 23% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.95 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Pitkin that are always titled at the latitude of Pitkin (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.37 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.6 kWh/m2/day and approximately 10% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.95 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 Pitkin

Solar Radiation Data in Pitkin, CO

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Pitkin, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Pitkin

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

Solar Power Levels in Pitkin

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Pitkin

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 28, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 1:00 pm
    • Sunset: 12:52 am
    • Solar Noon: 6:56 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:51
Solar Energy Statistics for Pitkin

Best Months for Solar in Pitkin

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: June (6.48 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.78 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.48 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Pitkin

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

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

Solar Power Output in Pitkin

The Power of Solar in Pitkin, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Pitkin, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Pitkin

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Cost of Utilities in Pitkin

Pitkin Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Pitkin averaged 12.84 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2020, which was about 3% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.26¢/kWh in July. [3]

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Pitkin Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Colorado averaged $11.41 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2020, which was approximately 26% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.37 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Pitkin, CO [5]

Mon Sep 28
46°F
Few Clouds
Min: 28°F
Max: 54°F
Light breeze: 7 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 12%
Tue Sep 29
61°F
Few Clouds
Min: 32°F
Max: 67°F
Light breeze: 5 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 26%
Cloud cover: 23%
Wed Sep 30
63°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 36°F
Max: 67°F
Light breeze: 4 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 24%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Oct 1
62°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 36°F
Max: 65°F
Light breeze: 5 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 25%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Oct 2
58°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 35°F
Max: 63°F
Light breeze: 7 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 28%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Oct 3
60°F
Few Clouds
Min: 36°F
Max: 64°F
Light breeze: 7 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 28%
Cloud cover: 17%

More about Pitkin

About Pitkin

The town of Pitkin, CO in Gunnison County has an approximate population of 66. [6]

Pitkin Solar Power

Pitkin, CO Solar Energy

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

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