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Solar Energy in Dolores, CO

Solar Energy in Dolores

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Solar Panels in Dolores

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Dolores

The total length of the day in Dolores, CO today (December 17, 2018) will be 09 hours and 35 minutes. [More]

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Dolores, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Dolores, CO

Solar Energy Data in Dolores, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Dolores, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Dolores

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

Dolores has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.2 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 27% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.12 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Dolores that are always titled at the latitude of Dolores (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.12 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.2 kWh/m2/day and approximately 14% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.12 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 Dolores

Solar Radiation Data in Dolores, CO

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Dolores, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Dolores

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

Solar Power Levels in Dolores

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Dolores 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 Dolores

Sunrise / Sunset in Dolores

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 17, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:22 am
    • Sunset: 5:58 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:10 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:35
Solar Energy Statistics for Dolores

Best Months for Solar in Dolores

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: June (7.07 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (9.69 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (8.11 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Dolores

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

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

Solar Power Output in Dolores

The Power of Solar in Dolores, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Dolores, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Dolores

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Cost of Utilities in Dolores

Dolores Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Dolores 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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Dolores 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 Dolores

Solar Energy Contractors in Dolores

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Dolores

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Dolores

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

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Weather Forecast for Dolores, CO [5]

Mon Dec 17
43°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 19°F
Max: 46°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 80%
Tue Dec 18
37°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 18°F
Max: 43°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Dec 19
40°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 15°F
Max: 45°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Dec 20
40°F
Light Rain
Min: 16°F
Max: 40°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 21%
Fri Dec 21
22°F
Light Snow
Min: 9°F
Max: 30°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 52%
Sat Dec 22
23°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 4°F
Max: 23°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 81%

More about Dolores

About Dolores

The town of Dolores, CO in Montezuma County has an approximate population of 936. [6]

Dolores Solar Power

Dolores, CO Solar Energy

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

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