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Solar Energy in Carbondale, CO

Solar Energy in Carbondale

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Carbondale with an average of 6.55 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Carbondale

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Carbondale

The total length of the day in Carbondale, CO today (January 15, 2019) will be 09 hours and 43 minutes. [More]

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Carbondale, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Carbondale, CO

Solar Energy Data in Carbondale, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Carbondale, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Carbondale

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

Carbondale 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 5.8 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Carbondale that are always titled at the latitude of Carbondale (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.37 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.58 kWh/m2/day and approximately 7% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.8 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 Carbondale

Solar Radiation Data in Carbondale, CO

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Carbondale, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Carbondale

Carbondale, CO has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.52 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Carbondale is June with an average of 6.55 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.4 kWh/m2/day and July at 6.27 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Carbondale (Colorado) are December with an average of 3.78 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.23 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.41 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Carbondale

The average monthly solar radiation level in Carbondale, CO, of 5.52 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 Carbondale 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 Carbondale

Sunrise / Sunset in Carbondale

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 15, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:26 am
    • Sunset: 6:09 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:18 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:43
Solar Energy Statistics for Carbondale

Best Months for Solar in Carbondale

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (6.55 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: June (6.41 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.3 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.35 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Carbondale

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

However, Carbondale is in Garfield County and Garfield County has at least 22 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Carbondale

The Power of Solar in Carbondale, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Carbondale, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Carbondale

Carbondale (CO) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6379.79 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Carbondale is August with an average of 604.87 kWhac, followed by June at 601.2 kWhac and May at 598.7 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Carbondale (Colorado) are December with an average of 393.04 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 428.83 kWhac and January at 437.44 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Carbondale

Carbondale Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Carbondale averaged 12.27 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2018, which was about 5% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.87¢/kWh in October. [3]

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Carbondale Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Colorado averaged $7.93 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2018, which was approximately 35% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $12.26 per Mcf in October. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Carbondale

Solar Energy Contractors in Carbondale

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Carbondale

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Carbondale

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

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Weather Forecast for Carbondale, CO [5]

Tue Jan 15
31°F
Light Snow
Min: 16°F
Max: 31°F
Light breeze: 2 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 44%
Wed Jan 16
26°F
Snow
Min: 17°F
Max: 30°F
Light breeze: 2 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 87%
Cloud cover: 92%
Thu Jan 17
30°F
Snow
Min: 8°F
Max: 38°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Jan 18
24°F
Snow
Min: 17°F
Max: 24°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 82%
Sat Jan 19
28°F
Snow
Min: 8°F
Max: 29°F
Light breeze: 2 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 72%
Sun Jan 20
29°F
Heavy Snow
Min: 23°F
Max: 29°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 91%

More about Carbondale

About Carbondale

The town of Carbondale, CO in Garfield County has an approximate population of 6,427. [6]

Carbondale Solar Power

Carbondale, CO Solar Energy

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

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