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Solar Energy in Rifle, CO

Solar Energy in Rifle

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Rifle with an average of 6.94 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Rifle

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Rifle

The total length of the day in Rifle, CO today (August 09, 2022) will be 13 hours and 56 minutes. [More]

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Rifle, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Rifle, CO

Solar Energy Data in Rifle, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Rifle, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Rifle

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

Rifle has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.87 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 22% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.27 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Rifle that are always titled at the latitude of Rifle (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.76 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.87 kWh/m2/day and approximately 8% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.27 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 Rifle

Solar Radiation Data in Rifle, CO

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Rifle, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Rifle

Rifle, CO has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.73 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Rifle is June with an average of 6.94 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 6.55 kWh/m2/day and September at 6.5 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Rifle (Colorado) are December with an average of 3.95 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.23 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.98 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Rifle

The average monthly solar radiation level in Rifle, CO, of 5.73 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 46% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 13% 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: Rifle vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Rifle

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 09, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:18 am
    • Sunset: 8:14 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:56
Solar Energy Statistics for Rifle

Best Months for Solar in Rifle

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (6.94 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: June (6.77 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.78 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.72 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Rifle

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Solar Power Output in Rifle

The Power of Solar in Rifle, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Rifle, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Rifle

Rifle (CO) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6487.04 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Rifle is June with an average of 624.83 kWhac, followed by May at 605.33 kWhac and March at 602.76 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Rifle (Colorado) are December with an average of 407.03 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 423.98 kWhac and February at 448.79 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Rifle

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Rifle Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Rifle, CO [5]

Tue Aug 9
94°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 96°F
Calm: 3 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 12%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Aug 10
93°F
Light Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 97°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 18%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Aug 11
89°F
Light Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 95°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 3%
Fri Aug 12
86°F
Light Rain
Min: 58°F
Max: 94°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 44%
Sat Aug 13
86°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 90°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 2%
Sun Aug 14
82°F
Light Rain
Min: 58°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 22%

More about Rifle

About Rifle

The city of Rifle, CO in Garfield County has an approximate population of 9,172. [6]

Rifle Solar Power

Rifle, CO Solar Energy

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

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