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Solar Energy in Elko, NV

Solar Energy in Elko

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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 (November 24, 2020) will be 09 hours and 36 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]

* 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 Elko

Solar Radiation Data in Elko, NV

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Elko, NV

Solar Radiation Data in Elko

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

Solar Power Levels in Elko

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Solar Power: 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 November 24, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 2:41 pm
    • Sunset: 12:18 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:30 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:36
Solar Energy Statistics for Elko

Best Months for Solar in Elko

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • 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

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

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

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

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Cost of Utilities in Elko

Elko Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Elko averaged 10.79 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2020, which was about 19% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.31¢/kWh in August. [3]

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Elko Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Nevada averaged $13.84 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2020, which was approximately 25% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.41 per Mcf in August. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Elko, NV [5]

Tue Nov 24
37°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 25°F
Max: 42°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Nov 25
41°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 26°F
Max: 41°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 72%
Thu Nov 26
31°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 22°F
Max: 35°F
Light breeze: 4 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 86%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Nov 27
33°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 20°F
Max: 39°F
Calm: 1 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 77%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Nov 28
39°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 23°F
Max: 45°F
Calm: 1 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Nov 29
39°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 27°F
Max: 45°F
Light breeze: 5 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 0%

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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