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Solar Energy in Sterling, CO

Solar Energy in Sterling

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Solar Panels in Sterling

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Sterling

The total length of the day in Sterling, CO today (June 16, 2021) will be 15 hours and 04 minutes. [More]

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Sterling, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Sterling, CO

Solar Energy Data in Sterling, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Sterling, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Sterling

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

Sterling has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.73 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 19% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.81 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Sterling that are always titled at the latitude of Sterling (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.66 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.73 kWh/m2/day and approximately 3% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.81 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 Sterling

Solar Radiation Data in Sterling, CO

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Sterling, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Sterling

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

Solar Power Levels in Sterling

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Sterling

  • Sunrise/Sunset for June 16, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:21 am
    • Sunset: 2:26 am
    • Solar Noon: 6:53 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:04
Solar Energy Statistics for Sterling

Best Months for Solar in Sterling

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (6.81 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.94 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.37 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Sterling

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

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

Solar Power Output in Sterling

The Power of Solar in Sterling, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Sterling, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Sterling

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Cost of Utilities in Sterling

Sterling Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Sterling averaged 12.34 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in March 2021, which was about 7% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.29¢/kWh in March. [3]

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Sterling Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Colorado averaged $7.28 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in March 2021, which was approximately 31% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $10.55 per Mcf in March. [4]

Weather Forecast for Sterling, CO [5]

Wed Jun 16
90°F
Light Rain
Min: 72°F
Max: 102°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 7%
Thu Jun 17
92°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 100°F
High wind, near gale: 33 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 98%
Fri Jun 18
84°F
Light Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 88°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jun 19
85°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 91°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 94%
Sun Jun 20
77°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 56°F
Max: 79°F
Fresh Breeze: 20 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 9%
Mon Jun 21
67°F
Light Rain
Min: 52°F
Max: 73°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 4%

More about Sterling

About Sterling

The city of Sterling, CO in Logan County has an approximate population of 14,777. [6]

Sterling Solar Power

Sterling, CO Solar Energy

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

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