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Solar Energy in Akron, CO

Solar Energy in Akron

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Akron with an average of 6.43 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Akron

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Akron

The total length of the day in Akron, CO today (November 18, 2017) will be 09 hours and 48 minutes. [More]

Akron, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Akron, CO

Solar Energy Data in Akron, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Akron, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Akron

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

Akron has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.81 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 19% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.96 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Akron that are always titled at the latitude of Akron (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.73 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.81 kWh/m2/day and approximately 4% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.96 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.

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Solar Radiation Levels in Akron

Solar Radiation Data in Akron, CO

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Akron, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Akron

Akron, CO has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.62 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Akron is June with an average of 6.43 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.42 kWh/m2/day and July at 6.4 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Akron (Colorado) are December with an average of 4.43 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 4.63 kWh/m2/day and January at 4.68 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Akron

The average monthly solar radiation level in Akron, CO, of 5.62 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 51% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 15% 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: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Akron 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).

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Solar Data & Statistics for Akron

Sunrise / Sunset in Akron

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 18, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:44 am
    • Sunset: 5:32 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:38 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:48
Solar Energy Statistics for Akron

Best Months for Solar in Akron

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (6.43 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.85 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (8.03 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.43 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Akron

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

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

Solar Power Output in Akron

The Power of Solar in Akron, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Akron, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Akron

Akron (CO) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6546.26 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Akron is July with an average of 600.84 kWhac, followed by August at 599.51 kWhac and March at 590.16 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Akron (Colorado) are November with an average of 456.89 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 463.39 kWhac and December at 467.25 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Akron

Akron Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Akron averaged 12.46 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2017, which was about 6% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.19¢/kWh in August. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Akron

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Akron Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Colorado averaged $13.77 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2017, which was approximately 24% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.09 per Mcf in August. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Akron

Solar Energy Contractors in Akron

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Akron, CO.

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

Our search for solar contractors companies located in Akron produced no matches.

Solar Energy Equipment in Akron

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Akron, CO.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Akron

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Akron, CO.

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Weather Forecast for Akron, CO [5]

Sat Nov 18
33°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 20°F
Max: 33°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Nov 19
47°F
Few Clouds
Min: 15°F
Max: 58°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 12%
Mon Nov 20
56°F
Few Clouds
Min: 27°F
Max: 59°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 20%
Tue Nov 21
54°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 37°F
Max: 54°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Nov 22
59°F
Light Rain
Min: 35°F
Max: 59°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 10%
Thu Nov 23
62°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 40°F
Max: 62°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 3%

More about Akron

About Akron

The town of Akron, CO in Washington County has an approximate population of 1,702. [6]

Akron Solar Power

Akron, CO Solar Energy

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

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