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Solar Energy in Arvada, CO

Solar Energy in Arvada

The month of September has the highest historical solar radition values in Arvada with an average of 6.25 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Arvada

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Arvada

The total length of the day in Arvada, CO today (December 18, 2018) will be 09 hours and 21 minutes. [More]

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Arvada, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Arvada, CO

Solar Energy Data in Arvada, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Arvada, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Arvada

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

Arvada has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.58 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 21% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.78 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Arvada that are always titled at the latitude of Arvada (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.53 kWh/m2/day, or about 21% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.58 kWh/m2/day and approximately 4% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.78 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 Arvada

Solar Radiation Data in Arvada, CO

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Arvada, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Arvada

Arvada, CO has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.53 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Arvada is September with an average of 6.25 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.24 kWh/m2/day and June at 6.09 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Arvada (Colorado) are December with an average of 4.23 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.38 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Arvada

The average monthly solar radiation level in Arvada, CO, of 5.53 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 48% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 16% 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 Arvada 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 Arvada

Sunrise / Sunset in Arvada

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 18, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:17 am
    • Sunset: 5:38 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:57 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:21
Solar Energy Statistics for Arvada

Best Months for Solar in Arvada

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation September (6.25 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: September (6.15 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (6.8 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.73 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Arvada

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

However, Arvada is in Jefferson County and Jefferson County has at least 377 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Arvada

The Power of Solar in Arvada, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Arvada, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Arvada

Arvada (CO) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6366.35 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Arvada is March with an average of 601.16 kWhac, followed by August at 581.34 kWhac and May at 579.86 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Arvada (Colorado) are December with an average of 437.61 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 444.89 kWhac and November at 449.94 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Arvada

Arvada Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Arvada averaged 12.55 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2018, which was about 4% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.01¢/kWh in September. [3]

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Arvada Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Colorado averaged $13.17 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2018, which was approximately 24% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.32 per Mcf in September. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Arvada

Solar Energy Contractors in Arvada

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Arvada

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Arvada

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

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Weather Forecast for Arvada, CO [5]

Tue Dec 18
43°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 27°F
Max: 43°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Dec 19
45°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 32°F
Max: 45°F
Gale: 18 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Dec 20
42°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 22°F
Max: 47°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Dec 21
50°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 33°F
Max: 50°F
Severe Gale: 21 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Dec 22
43°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 27°F
Max: 43°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 18%
Sun Dec 23
16°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 10°F
Max: 20°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 11%

More about Arvada

About Arvada

The city of Arvada, CO in Jefferson County has an approximate population of 106,433. [6]

Arvada Solar Power

Arvada, CO Solar Energy

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

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