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Solar Energy in Lafayette, CO

Solar Energy in Lafayette

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

Solar Panels in Lafayette

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Lafayette

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

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Lafayette, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Lafayette, CO

Solar Energy Data in Lafayette, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Lafayette, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Lafayette

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

Lafayette has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.55 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 20% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.68 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Lafayette that are always titled at the latitude of Lafayette (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.48 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.55 kWh/m2/day and approximately 4% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.68 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 Lafayette

Solar Radiation Data in Lafayette, CO

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Lafayette, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Lafayette

Lafayette, 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 Lafayette is September with an average of 6.25 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.24 kWh/m2/day and June at 6.08 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Lafayette (Colorado) are December with an average of 4.23 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.39 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.59 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Lafayette

The average monthly solar radiation level in Lafayette, 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette

Sunrise / Sunset in Lafayette

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 19, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 1:47 pm
    • Sunset: 12:41 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:14 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:54
Solar Energy Statistics for Lafayette

Best Months for Solar in Lafayette

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation September (6.25 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: September (6.15 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (6.81 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.74 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Lafayette

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

However, Lafayette is in Boulder County and Boulder County has at least 707 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Lafayette

The Power of Solar in Lafayette, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Lafayette, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Lafayette

Lafayette (CO) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6365.63 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Lafayette is March with an average of 601.24 kWhac, followed by August at 580.88 kWhac and May at 579.15 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Lafayette (Colorado) are December with an average of 438.23 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 445.24 kWhac and November at 450.46 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Lafayette

Lafayette Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Lafayette 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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Lafayette 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 Lafayette

Solar Energy Contractors in Lafayette

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in Lafayette

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

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

Energy Conservation Consultants in Lafayette

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

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Weather Forecast for Lafayette, CO [5]

Tue Feb 19
20°F
Snow
Min: 11°F
Max: 20°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 85%
Cloud cover: 32%
Wed Feb 20
27°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 3°F
Max: 33°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Feb 21
25°F
Snow
Min: 3°F
Max: 26°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 20%
Fri Feb 22
30°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 0°F
Max: 37°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 37%
Sat Feb 23
31°F
Snow
Min: 9°F
Max: 31°F
Severe Gale: 21 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Feb 24
29°F
Snow
Min: 3°F
Max: 29°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 6%

More about Lafayette

About Lafayette

The city of Lafayette, CO in Boulder County has an approximate population of 24,453. [6]

Lafayette Solar Power

Lafayette, CO Solar Energy

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

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