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Solar Energy in Pitkin, CO

Solar Energy in Pitkin

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Pitkin with an average of 6.59 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Pitkin

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Pitkin

The total length of the day in Pitkin, CO today (November 23, 2017) will be 09 hours and 50 minutes. [More]

Pitkin, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Pitkin, CO

Solar Energy Data in Pitkin, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Pitkin, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Pitkin

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

Pitkin has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.6 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 23% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.95 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Pitkin that are always titled at the latitude of Pitkin (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.37 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.6 kWh/m2/day and approximately 10% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.95 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 Pitkin

Solar Radiation Data in Pitkin, CO

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Pitkin, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Pitkin

Pitkin, 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 Pitkin is June with an average of 6.59 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.42 kWh/m2/day and July at 6.3 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Pitkin (Colorado) are December with an average of 3.76 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.2 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.39 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Pitkin

The average monthly solar radiation level in Pitkin, 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 Pitkin 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 Pitkin

Sunrise / Sunset in Pitkin

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 1:57 pm
    • Sunset: 11:47 pm
    • Solar Noon: 6:52 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:50
Solar Energy Statistics for Pitkin

Best Months for Solar in Pitkin

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (6.59 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: June (6.48 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.78 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.48 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Pitkin

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

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

Solar Power Output in Pitkin

The Power of Solar in Pitkin, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Pitkin, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Pitkin

Pitkin (CO) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6383.73 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Pitkin is August with an average of 606.8 kWhac, followed by June at 604.87 kWhac and May at 601.71 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Pitkin (Colorado) are December with an average of 390.88 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 426.86 kWhac and January at 435.3 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Pitkin

Pitkin Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Pitkin averaged 12.46 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2017, which was about 6% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.19¢/kWh in August. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Pitkin

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Pitkin Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Colorado averaged $13.77 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2017, which was approximately 24% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.09 per Mcf in August. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Pitkin

Solar Energy Contractors in Pitkin

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Pitkin

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Pitkin

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

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Weather Forecast for Pitkin, CO [5]

Wed Nov 22
35°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 35°F
Max: 35°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 32%
Thu Nov 23
51°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 19°F
Max: 55°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 8%
Fri Nov 24
49°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 23°F
Max: 49°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Nov 25
47°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 20°F
Max: 50°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Nov 26
46°F
Light Rain
Min: 19°F
Max: 46°F
Light breeze: 2 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 4%
Mon Nov 27
40°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 24°F
Max: 40°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 1%

More about Pitkin

About Pitkin

The town of Pitkin, CO in Gunnison County has an approximate population of 66. [6]

Pitkin Solar Power

Pitkin, CO Solar Energy

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

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