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Solar Energy in Crestone, CO

Solar Energy in Crestone

The month of April has the highest historical solar radition values in Crestone with an average of 7.05 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Crestone

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Crestone

The total length of the day in Crestone, CO today (September 25, 2017) will be 12 hours and 00 minutes. [More]

Crestone, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Crestone, CO

Solar Energy Data in Crestone, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Crestone, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Crestone

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

Crestone has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.23 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 29% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.39 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Crestone that are always titled at the latitude of Crestone (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.28 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.23 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.39 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 Crestone

Solar Radiation Data in Crestone, CO

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Crestone, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Crestone

Crestone, CO has a average annual solar radiation value of 6.3 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Crestone is April with an average of 7.05 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 6.7 kWh/m2/day and May at 6.66 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Crestone (Colorado) are December with an average of 5.23 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 5.6 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.62 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Crestone

The average monthly solar radiation level in Crestone, CO, of 6.3 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 69% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 5% 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 Crestone 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 Crestone

Sunrise / Sunset in Crestone

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 25, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:54 am
    • Sunset: 6:54 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:54 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:00
Solar Energy Statistics for Crestone

Best Months for Solar in Crestone

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation April (7.05 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: September (6.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.2 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.75 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Crestone

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

However, Crestone is in Saguache County and Saguache County has at least 11 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Crestone

The Power of Solar in Crestone, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Crestone, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Crestone

Crestone (CO) has a average annual solar AC output value of 7318.14 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Crestone is April with an average of 675.46 kWhac, followed by March at 660.7 kWhac and May at 649.72 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Crestone (Colorado) are December with an average of 542.17 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 552 kWhac and February at 552.56 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Crestone

Crestone Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Crestone averaged 12.75 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2017, which was about 4% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.22¢/kWh in June. [3]

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Crestone Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Colorado averaged $12.68 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2017, which was approximately 21% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.98 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Crestone

Solar Energy Contractors in Crestone

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Crestone

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Crestone

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

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Weather Forecast for Crestone, CO [5]

Sun Sep 24
40°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 40°F
Max: 40°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 92%
Mon Sep 25
54°F
Light Rain
Min: 29°F
Max: 56°F
Light breeze: 3 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 12%
Tue Sep 26
51°F
Light Rain
Min: 30°F
Max: 55°F
Light breeze: 1 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Sep 27
51°F
Light Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 55°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 67%
Cloud cover: 36%
Thu Sep 28
46°F
Light Rain
Min: 33°F
Max: 49°F
: 3 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 46%
Fri Sep 29
53°F
Light Rain
Min: 26°F
Max: 54°F
Light breeze: 3 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 2%

More about Crestone

About Crestone

The town of Crestone, CO in Saguache County has an approximate population of 127. [6]

Crestone Solar Power

Crestone, CO Solar Energy

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

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