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Solar Energy in Rocky Ford, CO

Solar Energy in Rocky Ford

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Solar Panels in Rocky Ford

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Rocky Ford

The total length of the day in Rocky Ford, CO today (August 03, 2020) will be 14 hours and 00 minutes. [More]

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Rocky Ford, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Rocky Ford, CO

Solar Energy Data in Rocky Ford, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Rocky Ford, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Rocky Ford

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

Rocky Ford has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.18 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 22% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.62 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Rocky Ford that are always titled at the latitude of Rocky Ford (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.14 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.18 kWh/m2/day and approximately 7% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.62 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 Rocky Ford

Solar Radiation Data in Rocky Ford, CO

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Rocky Ford.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Rocky Ford, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Rocky Ford

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Solar Power Comparison: Rocky Ford vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Rocky Ford

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Rocky Ford 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 Rocky Ford

Sunrise / Sunset in Rocky Ford

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 03, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:00 pm
    • Sunset: 2:01 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:00 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:00
Solar Energy Statistics for Rocky Ford

Best Months for Solar in Rocky Ford

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (7.07 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (8.44 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.75 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Rocky Ford

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

However, Rocky Ford is in Otero County and Otero County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Rocky Ford

The Power of Solar in Rocky Ford, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Rocky Ford, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Rocky Ford

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Cost of Utilities in Rocky Ford

Rocky Ford Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Rocky Ford averaged 12.06 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2020, which was about 8% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.14¢/kWh in May. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Rocky Ford

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Rocky Ford Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Colorado averaged $6.56 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2020, which was approximately 45% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $11.85 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Rocky Ford, CO [5]

Mon Aug 3
81°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 90°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Aug 4
86°F
Light Rain
Min: 67°F
Max: 92°F
Light breeze: 7 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Aug 5
85°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 93°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Aug 6
87°F
Light Rain
Min: 67°F
Max: 94°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 19%
Fri Aug 7
93°F
Light Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 97°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 19%
Cloud cover: 54%
Sat Aug 8
94°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 69°F
Max: 97°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 13%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Rocky Ford

About Rocky Ford

The city of Rocky Ford, CO in Otero County has an approximate population of 3,957. [6]

Rocky Ford Solar Power

Rocky Ford, CO Solar Energy

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

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