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Solar Energy in Pitkin, CO

Solar Energy in Pitkin

The month of March has the highest historical solar radition values in Pitkin with an average of 6.75 kWh/m2/day. [More]

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 (January 27, 2022) will be 10 hours and 7 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]

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

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Pitkin.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Pitkin, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Pitkin

Pitkin, CO has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.91 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Pitkin is March with an average of 6.75 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 6.65 kWh/m2/day and April at 6.55 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Pitkin (Colorado) are December with an average of 4.73 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.14 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.47 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Pitkin

The average monthly solar radiation level in Pitkin, CO, of 5.91 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 58% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 10% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: Pitkin 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 January 27, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:15 am
    • Sunset: 5:22 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:7
Solar Energy Statistics for Pitkin

Best Months for Solar in Pitkin

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation March (6.75 kWh/m2/day)
    • 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

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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

Pitkin (CO) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6852.47 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Pitkin is March with an average of 671.73 kWhac, followed by April at 632.86 kWhac and June at 624.2 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Pitkin (Colorado) are December with an average of 493.81 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 510.19 kWhac and January at 527.78 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Pitkin

Pitkin Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Pitkin averaged 13.79 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2021, which was about 2% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.11¢/kWh in October. [3]

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Pitkin Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Colorado averaged $12.25 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2021, which was approximately 30% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.48 per Mcf in October. [4]

Weather Forecast for Pitkin, CO [5]

Thu Jan 27
18°F
Snow
Min: -1°F
Max: 19°F
Light breeze: 4 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 82%
Cloud cover: 95%
Fri Jan 28
23°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: -2°F
Max: 25°F
Light breeze: 5 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Jan 29
30°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 6°F
Max: 34°F
Light breeze: 4 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Jan 30
34°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 12°F
Max: 37°F
Light breeze: 4 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 75%
Mon Jan 31
28°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 10°F
Max: 30°F
Light breeze: 4 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 46%
Tue Feb 1
26°F
Light Snow
Min: 17°F
Max: 28°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 83%
Cloud cover: 100%

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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