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Solar Energy in Salida, CO

Solar Energy in Salida

The month of September has the highest historical solar radition values in Salida with an average of 6.32 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Salida

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Salida

The total length of the day in Salida, CO today (December 12, 2018) will be 09 hours and 30 minutes. [More]

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Salida, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Salida, CO

Solar Energy Data in Salida, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Salida, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Salida

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

Salida has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 29% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 7.02 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Salida that are always titled at the latitude of Salida (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.09 kWh/m2/day, or about 22% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% less than the average monthly DNI of 7.02 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 Salida

Solar Radiation Data in Salida, CO

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Salida, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Salida

Salida, CO has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.68 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Salida is September with an average of 6.32 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.24 kWh/m2/day and June at 6.19 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Salida (Colorado) are December with an average of 4.43 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.8 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.14 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Salida

The average monthly solar radiation level in Salida, CO, of 5.68 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 52% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 14% 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 Salida 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 Salida

Sunrise / Sunset in Salida

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 12, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:12 am
    • Sunset: 5:43 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:58 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:30
Solar Energy Statistics for Salida

Best Months for Solar in Salida

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation September (6.32 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (6.62 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.34 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.27 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Salida

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

However, Salida is in Chaffee County and Chaffee County has at least 14 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Salida

The Power of Solar in Salida, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Salida, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Salida

Salida (CO) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6604.84 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Salida is August with an average of 592 kWhac, followed by October at 590.43 kWhac and April at 588.94 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Salida (Colorado) are December with an average of 457.5 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 487.56 kWhac and January at 499.34 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Salida

Salida Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Salida 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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Salida 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 Salida

Solar Energy Contractors in Salida

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Salida

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Salida

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

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Weather Forecast for Salida, CO [5]

Wed Dec 12
48°F
Light Snow
Min: 13°F
Max: 48°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 20%
Cloud cover: 8%
Thu Dec 13
24°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 0°F
Max: 32°F
Light breeze: 3 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 21%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Dec 14
28°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: -4°F
Max: 37°F
Light breeze: 2 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 24%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Dec 15
38°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: -1°F
Max: 38°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Dec 16
43°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 7°F
Max: 43°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Dec 17
41°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 7°F
Max: 41°F
Light breeze: 2 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Salida

About Salida

The city of Salida, CO in Chaffee County has an approximate population of 5,236. [6]

Salida Solar Power

Salida, CO Solar Energy

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

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