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Solar Energy in Central City, CO

Solar Energy in Central City

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

Solar Panels in Central City

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Central City

The total length of the day in Central City, CO today (February 19, 2019) will be 10 hours and 54 minutes. [More]

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Central City, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Central City, CO

Solar Energy Data in Central City, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Central City, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Central City

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

Central City has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.49 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 25% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.01 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Central City that are always titled at the latitude of Central City (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.45 kWh/m2/day, or about 21% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.49 kWh/m2/day and approximately 9% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.01 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 Central City

Solar Radiation Data in Central City, CO

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Central City.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Central City, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Central City

Central City, 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 Central City 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 Central City (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: Central City vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Central City

The average monthly solar radiation level in Central City, 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 Central City 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 Central City

Sunrise / Sunset in Central City

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 19, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 1:48 pm
    • Sunset: 12:43 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:15 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:54
Solar Energy Statistics for Central City

Best Months for Solar in Central City

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation September (6.25 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (5.91 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (7.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.79 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Central City

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

However, Central City is in Gilpin County and Gilpin County has at least 7 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Central City

The Power of Solar in Central City, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Central City, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Central City

Central City (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 Central City is March with an average of 601.16 kWhac, followed by August at 581.34 kWhac and May at 579.87 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Central City (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 Central City

Central City Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Central City averaged 12.12 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in November 2018, which was about 6% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.95¢/kWh in November. [3]

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Central City Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Colorado averaged $6.65 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in November 2018, which was approximately 29% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.43 per Mcf in November. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Central City

Solar Energy Contractors in Central City

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Central City

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Central City

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

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Weather Forecast for Central City, CO [5]

Tue Feb 19
18°F
Snow
Min: 5°F
Max: 18°F
Light breeze: 1 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 64%
Wed Feb 20
12°F
Light Snow
Min: -7°F
Max: 18°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Feb 21
18°F
Snow
Min: -1°F
Max: 19°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 8%
Fri Feb 22
30°F
Snow
Min: 0°F
Max: 30°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 36%
Sat Feb 23
21°F
Snow
Min: 10°F
Max: 22°F
High wind, near gale: 15 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Feb 24
21°F
Snow
Min: -6°F
Max: 21°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 32%

More about Central City

About Central City

The city of Central City, CO in Gilpin County has an approximate population of 663. [6]

Central City Solar Power

Central City, CO Solar Energy

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

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