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Solar Energy in Ophir, CO

Solar Energy in Ophir

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Ophir with an average of 6.93 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Ophir

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Ophir

The total length of the day in Ophir, CO today (January 15, 2019) will be 09 hours and 51 minutes. [More]

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Ophir, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Ophir, CO

Solar Energy Data in Ophir, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Ophir, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Ophir

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

Ophir has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.46 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 21% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.68 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Ophir that are always titled at the latitude of Ophir (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.15 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.46 kWh/m2/day and approximately 9% 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 Ophir

Solar Radiation Data in Ophir, CO

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Ophir, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Ophir

Ophir, CO has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.84 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Ophir is June with an average of 6.93 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.82 kWh/m2/day and July at 6.72 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Ophir (Colorado) are December with an average of 4.05 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.52 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.77 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Ophir

The average monthly solar radiation level in Ophir, CO, of 5.84 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 57% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 12% 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 Ophir 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 Ophir

Sunrise / Sunset in Ophir

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 15, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:25 am
    • Sunset: 6:16 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:20 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:51
Solar Energy Statistics for Ophir

Best Months for Solar in Ophir

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (6.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: June (6.25 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.54 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.27 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Ophir

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

However, Ophir is in San Miguel County and San Miguel County has at least 3 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Ophir

The Power of Solar in Ophir, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Ophir, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Ophir

Ophir (CO) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6672.96 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Ophir is August with an average of 635.38 kWhac, followed by May at 633.77 kWhac and June at 628.63 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Ophir (Colorado) are December with an average of 417.63 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 460.66 kWhac and November at 465.06 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Ophir

Ophir Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Ophir averaged 12.27 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2018, which was about 5% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.87¢/kWh in October. [3]

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Ophir Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Colorado averaged $7.93 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2018, which was approximately 35% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $12.26 per Mcf in October. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Ophir

Solar Energy Contractors in Ophir

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Ophir

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Ophir

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

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Weather Forecast for Ophir, CO [5]

Tue Jan 15
37°F
Light Snow
Min: 23°F
Max: 37°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 73%
Cloud cover: 88%
Wed Jan 16
25°F
Snow
Min: 4°F
Max: 26°F
Light breeze: 2 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 88%
Thu Jan 17
32°F
Snow
Min: 1°F
Max: 35°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Jan 18
28°F
Snow
Min: 8°F
Max: 28°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 50%
Sat Jan 19
30°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 4°F
Max: 30°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Jan 20
34°F
Snow
Min: 13°F
Max: 34°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 82%

More about Ophir

About Ophir

The town of Ophir, CO in San Miguel County has an approximate population of 159. [6]

Ophir Solar Power

Ophir, CO Solar Energy

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

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