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Solar Energy in Walsenburg, CO

Solar Energy in Walsenburg

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Walsenburg with an average of 6.71 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Walsenburg

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Walsenburg

The total length of the day in Walsenburg, CO today (August 20, 2017) will be 13 hours and 24 minutes. [More]

Walsenburg, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Walsenburg, CO

Solar Energy Data in Walsenburg, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Walsenburg, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Walsenburg

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

Walsenburg has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.14 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 25% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.86 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Walsenburg that are always titled at the latitude of Walsenburg (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.15 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.14 kWh/m2/day and approximately 10% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.86 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 Walsenburg

Solar Radiation Data in Walsenburg, CO

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Walsenburg, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Walsenburg

Walsenburg, CO has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.97 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Walsenburg is June with an average of 6.71 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 6.7 kWh/m2/day and August at 6.68 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Walsenburg (Colorado) are December with an average of 4.65 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.71 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.2 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Walsenburg

The average monthly solar radiation level in Walsenburg, CO, of 5.97 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 60% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is (sorry, data not currently available) the average level of 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 Walsenburg 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 Walsenburg

Sunrise / Sunset in Walsenburg

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 20, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:20 am
    • Sunset: 7:44 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:02 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:24
Solar Energy Statistics for Walsenburg

Best Months for Solar in Walsenburg

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (6.71 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: September (6.73 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.14 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.49 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Walsenburg

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

However, Walsenburg is in Huerfano County and Huerfano County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Walsenburg

The Power of Solar in Walsenburg, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Walsenburg, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Walsenburg

Walsenburg (CO) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6834.28 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Walsenburg is October with an average of 628.88 kWhac, followed by July at 622.52 kWhac and August at 621.62 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Walsenburg (Colorado) are December with an average of 477.76 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 484 kWhac and February at 502.35 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Walsenburg

Walsenburg Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Walsenburg averaged 11.91 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2017, which was about 9% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.02¢/kWh in May. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Walsenburg

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Walsenburg Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Colorado averaged $9.18 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in May 2017, which was approximately 31% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $13.21 per Mcf in May. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Walsenburg

Solar Energy Contractors in Walsenburg

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in Walsenburg

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Walsenburg

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

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Weather Forecast for Walsenburg, CO [5]

Sat Aug 19
68°F
Few Clouds
Min: 68°F
Max: 68°F
Light breeze: 2 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 20%
Sun Aug 20
82°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 55°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 23%
Cloud cover: 8%
Mon Aug 21
72°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 52°F
Max: 74°F
Light breeze: 2 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 88%
Tue Aug 22
73°F
Light Rain
Min: 45°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Aug 23
77°F
Light Rain
Min: 50°F
Max: 77°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 4%
Thu Aug 24
76°F
Light Rain
Min: 48°F
Max: 76°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Walsenburg

About Walsenburg

The city of Walsenburg, CO in Huerfano County has an approximate population of 3,068. [6]

Walsenburg Solar Power

Walsenburg, CO Solar Energy

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

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