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Solar Energy in Elko, NV

Solar Energy in Elko

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Elko with an average of 7.32 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Elko

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Elko

The total length of the day in Elko, NV today (September 27, 2022) will be 11 hours and 56 minutes. [More]

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Elko, NV Solar Energy

Solar Power in Elko, NV

Solar Energy Data in Elko, NV

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Elko, NV

Solar Radiation Data in Elko

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

Elko has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.86 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 25% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.48 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Elko that are always titled at the latitude of Elko (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.73 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.86 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.48 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 Elko

Solar Radiation Data in Elko, NV

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Elko, NV

Solar Radiation Data in Elko

Elko, NV has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.76 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Elko is July with an average of 7.32 kWh/m2/day, followed by September at 7.1 kWh/m2/day and August at 7.09 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Elko (Nevada) are December with an average of 3.2 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.61 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.31 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Elko

The average monthly solar radiation level in Elko, NV, of 5.76 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 47% 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: Elko vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Elko

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 27, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:35 am
    • Sunset: 6:31 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:56
Solar Energy Statistics for Elko

Best Months for Solar in Elko

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (7.32 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (7.24 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (9.11 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.78 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Elko

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Solar Power Output in Elko

The Power of Solar in Elko, NV

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Elko, NV

Solar Radiation Data in Elko

Elko (NV) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6548.25 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Elko is July with an average of 657.89 kWhac, followed by August at 649.38 kWhac and September at 643.86 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Elko (Nevada) are December with an average of 329.62 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 371.73 kWhac and February at 422.55 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Elko

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Weather Forecast for Elko, NV [5]

Tue Sep 27
81°F
Few Clouds
Min: 59°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 11%
Cloud cover: 18%
Wed Sep 28
80°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 83°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 17%
Cloud cover: 9%
Thu Sep 29
73°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 57°F
Max: 76°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 20%
Cloud cover: 45%
Fri Sep 30
63°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 49°F
Max: 69°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 28%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Oct 1
62°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 50°F
Max: 68°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Oct 2
67°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 50°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 26%
Cloud cover: 1%

More about Elko

About Elko

The city of Elko, NV in Elko County has an approximate population of 18,297. [6]

Elko Solar Power

Elko, NV Solar Energy

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

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