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Solar Energy in Mount Crested Butte, CO

Solar Energy in Mount Crested Butte

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Mount Crested Butte with an average of 6.58 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Mount Crested Butte

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Mount Crested Butte

The total length of the day in Mount Crested Butte, CO today (December 17, 2018) will be 09 hours and 26 minutes. [More]

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Mount Crested Butte, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Mount Crested Butte, CO

Solar Energy Data in Mount Crested Butte, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Mount Crested Butte, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Mount Crested Butte

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

Mount Crested Butte has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.47 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 20% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.62 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Mount Crested Butte that are always titled at the latitude of Mount Crested Butte (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.1 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.47 kWh/m2/day and approximately 9% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.62 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 Mount Crested Butte

Solar Radiation Data in Mount Crested Butte, CO

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Mount Crested Butte.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Mount Crested Butte, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Mount Crested Butte

Mount Crested Butte, CO has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.52 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Mount Crested Butte is June with an average of 6.58 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.41 kWh/m2/day and July at 6.29 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Mount Crested Butte (Colorado) are December with an average of 3.77 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.21 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.39 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Mount Crested Butte vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Mount Crested Butte

The average monthly solar radiation level in Mount Crested Butte, CO, of 5.52 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 Mount Crested Butte 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 Mount Crested Butte

Sunrise / Sunset in Mount Crested Butte

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 17, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:20 am
    • Sunset: 5:47 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:04 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:26
Solar Energy Statistics for Mount Crested Butte

Best Months for Solar in Mount Crested Butte

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (6.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: June (6.52 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.94 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.53 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Mount Crested Butte

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

However, Mount Crested Butte is in Gunnison County and Gunnison County has at least 1 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Mount Crested Butte

The Power of Solar in Mount Crested Butte, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Mount Crested Butte, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Mount Crested Butte

Mount Crested Butte (CO) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6382.38 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Mount Crested Butte is August with an average of 606.1 kWhac, followed by June at 603.52 kWhac and May at 600.61 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Mount Crested Butte (Colorado) are December with an average of 391.69 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 427.6 kWhac and January at 436.1 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Mount Crested Butte

Mount Crested Butte Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Mount Crested Butte 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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Mount Crested Butte 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 Mount Crested Butte

Solar Energy Contractors in Mount Crested Butte

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Mount Crested Butte, CO.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Mount Crested Butte

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Mount Crested Butte, CO.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Mount Crested Butte

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Weather Forecast for Mount Crested Butte, CO [5]

Sun Dec 16
22°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 22°F
Max: 22°F
Calm: 1 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Dec 17
32°F
Light Snow
Min: 9°F
Max: 32°F
Light breeze: 2 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 76%
Tue Dec 18
25°F
Light Snow
Min: 5°F
Max: 27°F
Light breeze: 2 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 80%
Cloud cover: 80%
Wed Dec 19
21°F
Snow
Min: 17°F
Max: 22°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 69%
Cloud cover: 80%
Thu Dec 20
37°F
Light Snow
Min: 18°F
Max: 37°F
: 3 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Dec 21
13°F
Snow
Min: -2°F
Max: 22°F
Light breeze: 3 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 46%

More about Mount Crested Butte

About Mount Crested Butte

The town of Mount Crested Butte, CO in Gunnison County has an approximate population of 801. [6]

Mount Crested Butte Solar Power

Mount Crested Butte, CO Solar Energy

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

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