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Solar Energy in Idaho Springs, CO

Solar Energy in Idaho Springs

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

Solar Panels in Idaho Springs

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Idaho Springs

The total length of the day in Idaho Springs, CO today (August 20, 2017) will be 13 hours and 30 minutes. [More]

Idaho Springs, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Idaho Springs, CO

Solar Energy Data in Idaho Springs, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Idaho Springs, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Idaho Springs

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

Idaho Springs has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.46 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 24% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.89 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Idaho Springs that are always titled at the latitude of Idaho Springs (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.43 kWh/m2/day, or about 22% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.46 kWh/m2/day and approximately 8% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.89 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 Idaho Springs

Solar Radiation Data in Idaho Springs, CO

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Idaho Springs.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Idaho Springs, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Idaho Springs

Idaho Springs, 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 Idaho Springs is September with an average of 6.25 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.24 kWh/m2/day and June at 6.1 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Idaho Springs (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]

Solar Power Comparison: Idaho Springs vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Idaho Springs

The average monthly solar radiation level in Idaho Springs, 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 (sorry, data not currently available) the average level of 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 Idaho Springs 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 Idaho Springs

Sunrise / Sunset in Idaho Springs

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 20, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:19 am
    • Sunset: 7:50 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:05 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:30
Solar Energy Statistics for Idaho Springs

Best Months for Solar in Idaho Springs

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation September (6.25 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (5.92 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (7.05 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.63 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Idaho Springs

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

However, Idaho Springs is in Clear Creek County and Clear Creek County has at least 21 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Idaho Springs

The Power of Solar in Idaho Springs, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Idaho Springs, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Idaho Springs

Idaho Springs (CO) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6366.57 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Idaho Springs is March with an average of 601.14 kWhac, followed by August at 581.49 kWhac and May at 580.09 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Idaho Springs (Colorado) are December with an average of 437.41 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 444.79 kWhac and November at 449.77 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Idaho Springs

Idaho Springs Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Idaho Springs averaged 11.91 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2017, which was about 9% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.02¢/kWh in May. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Idaho Springs

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Idaho Springs Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Colorado averaged $9.18 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in May 2017, which was approximately 31% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $13.21 per Mcf in May. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Idaho Springs

Solar Energy Contractors in Idaho Springs

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

Our search for solar contractors companies located in Idaho Springs produced no matches.

Solar Energy Equipment in Idaho Springs

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

Sorry, no local business selling solar equipment were found.

Our search for companies selling solar parts located in Idaho Springs produced no matches.

Energy Conservation Consultants in Idaho Springs

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

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Weather Forecast for Idaho Springs, CO [5]

Sat Aug 19
56°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 56°F
Max: 56°F
Light breeze: 2 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 44%
Sun Aug 20
76°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 52°F
Max: 76°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 17%
Cloud cover: 48%
Mon Aug 21
69°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 46°F
Max: 69°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 92%
Tue Aug 22
68°F
Light Rain
Min: 38°F
Max: 68°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 20%
Wed Aug 23
69°F
Light Rain
Min: 43°F
Max: 69°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 2%
Thu Aug 24
69°F
Light Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 69°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 18%

More about Idaho Springs

About Idaho Springs

The city of Idaho Springs, CO in Clear Creek County has an approximate population of 1,717. [6]

Idaho Springs Solar Power

Idaho Springs, CO Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Solar cells convert sunlight into electricity through a physical process known as the photovoltaic effect.

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