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Solar Energy in San Luis, CO

Solar Energy in San Luis

The month of March has the highest historical solar radition values in San Luis with an average of 6.84 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in San Luis

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

Sunrise & Sunset in San Luis

The total length of the day in San Luis, CO today (December 07, 2022) will be 9 hours and 42 minutes. [More]

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San Luis, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in San Luis, CO

Solar Energy Data in San Luis, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for San Luis, CO

Solar Radiation Data in San Luis

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

San Luis has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.27 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 29% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.41 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in San Luis that are always titled at the latitude of San Luis (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.31 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.27 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.41 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 San Luis

Solar Radiation Data in San Luis, CO

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in San Luis.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for San Luis, CO

Solar Radiation Data in San Luis

San Luis, CO has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.4 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in San Luis is March with an average of 6.84 kWh/m2/day, followed by September at 6.76 kWh/m2/day and April at 6.67 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in San Luis (Colorado) are December with an average of 5.65 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.8 kWh/m2/day and November at 6.22 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: San Luis vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in San Luis

The average monthly solar radiation level in San Luis, CO, of 6.4 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 63% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 3% 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: San Luis vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average San Luis 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 San Luis

Sunrise / Sunset in San Luis

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 07, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:02 am
    • Sunset: 4:44 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:42
Solar Energy Statistics for San Luis

Best Months for Solar in San Luis

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation March (6.84 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: September (6.85 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.16 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.72 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in San Luis

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Solar Power Output in San Luis

The Power of Solar in San Luis, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for San Luis, CO

Solar Radiation Data in San Luis

San Luis (CO) has a average annual solar AC output value of 7216.13 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in San Luis is March with an average of 656.1 kWhac, followed by October at 633.87 kWhac and May at 627.32 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in San Luis (Colorado) are February with an average of 563.55 kWhac, followed by July with an average of 569.32 kWhac and December at 572.55 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in San Luis

San Luis Electricity Costs

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San Luis Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for San Luis, CO [5]

Wed Dec 7
45°F
Snow
Min: 29°F
Max: 48°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 11%
Thu Dec 8
30°F
Light Snow
Min: 16°F
Max: 32°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 14%
Fri Dec 9
33°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 14°F
Max: 37°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 47%
Sat Dec 10
32°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 16°F
Max: 37°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 4%
Sun Dec 11
39°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 24°F
Max: 41°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 77%
Mon Dec 12
37°F
Snow
Min: 22°F
Max: 39°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 8%

More about San Luis

About San Luis

The town of San Luis, CO in Costilla County has an approximate population of 629. [6]

San Luis Solar Power

San Luis, CO Solar Energy

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

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