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Solar Energy in Westcliffe, CO

Solar Energy in Westcliffe

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Westcliffe with an average of 6.64 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Westcliffe

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Westcliffe

The total length of the day in Westcliffe, CO today (January 24, 2022) will be 10 hours and 3 minutes. [More]

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Westcliffe, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Westcliffe, CO

Solar Energy Data in Westcliffe, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Westcliffe, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Westcliffe

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

Westcliffe has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.84 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 26% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.51 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Westcliffe that are always titled at the latitude of Westcliffe (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.76 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.84 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.51 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 Westcliffe

Solar Radiation Data in Westcliffe, CO

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Westcliffe, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Westcliffe

Westcliffe, CO has a average annual solar radiation value of 6 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Westcliffe is June with an average of 6.64 kWh/m2/day, followed by September at 6.54 kWh/m2/day and April at 6.5 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Westcliffe (Colorado) are December with an average of 4.88 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.22 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.77 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Westcliffe

The average monthly solar radiation level in Westcliffe, CO, of 6 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 61% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 9% 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: Westcliffe vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Westcliffe

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 24, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:12 am
    • Sunset: 5:15 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:3
Solar Energy Statistics for Westcliffe

Best Months for Solar in Westcliffe

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (6.64 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: September (6.43 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.27 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.32 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Westcliffe

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Solar Power Output in Westcliffe

The Power of Solar in Westcliffe, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Westcliffe, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Westcliffe

Westcliffe (CO) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6829.09 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Westcliffe is May with an average of 629.85 kWhac, followed by March at 622.5 kWhac and April at 612.54 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Westcliffe (Colorado) are December with an average of 503.67 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 517.93 kWhac and January at 527.56 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Westcliffe

Westcliffe Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Westcliffe 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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Westcliffe 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 Westcliffe, CO [5]

Mon Jan 24
31°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 19°F
Max: 34°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 7%
Tue Jan 25
28°F
Snow
Min: 14°F
Max: 28°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 69%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Jan 26
28°F
Light Snow
Min: 9°F
Max: 30°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 18%
Thu Jan 27
18°F
Snow
Min: 4°F
Max: 18°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 88%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Jan 28
26°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 5°F
Max: 31°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 9%
Sat Jan 29
35°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 14°F
Max: 38°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 6%

More about Westcliffe

About Westcliffe

The town of Westcliffe, CO in Custer County has an approximate population of 568. [6]

Westcliffe Solar Power

Westcliffe, CO Solar Energy

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

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