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Solar Energy in Westcliffe, CO

Solar Energy in Westcliffe

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Solar Panels in Westcliffe

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Westcliffe

The total length of the day in Westcliffe, CO today (March 23, 2019) will be 12 hours and 17 minutes. [More]

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Westcliffe, CO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Westcliffe, CO

Solar Energy Data in Westcliffe, CO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Westcliffe, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Westcliffe

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

Westcliffe has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.84 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 26% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.51 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Westcliffe that are always titled at the latitude of Westcliffe (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.76 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.84 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.51 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 Westcliffe

Solar Radiation Data in Westcliffe, CO

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Westcliffe, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Westcliffe

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

Solar Power Levels in Westcliffe

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Westcliffe 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 Westcliffe

Sunrise / Sunset in Westcliffe

  • Sunrise/Sunset for March 23, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:59 pm
    • Sunset: 1:16 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:08 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:17
Solar Energy Statistics for Westcliffe

Best Months for Solar in Westcliffe

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: September (6.43 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (8.27 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.32 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Westcliffe

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

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

Solar Power Output in Westcliffe

The Power of Solar in Westcliffe, CO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Westcliffe, CO

Solar Radiation Data in Westcliffe

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Cost of Utilities in Westcliffe

Westcliffe Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Westcliffe averaged 11.90 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in December 2018, which was about 5% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.47¢/kWh in December. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Westcliffe

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Westcliffe Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Colorado averaged $6.25 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in December 2018, which was approximately 35% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.63 per Mcf in December. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Westcliffe

Solar Energy Contractors in Westcliffe

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Westcliffe

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Westcliffe

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

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Weather Forecast for Westcliffe, CO [5]

Sat Mar 23
49°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 19°F
Max: 52°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 31%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Mar 24
47°F
Light Rain
Min: 13°F
Max: 47°F
Light breeze: 3 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 24%
Mon Mar 25
48°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 14°F
Max: 53°F
Light breeze: 3 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Mar 26
51°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 13°F
Max: 51°F
Light breeze: 2 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 15%
Wed Mar 27
52°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 30°F
Max: 52°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Mar 28
47°F
Light Rain
Min: 26°F
Max: 47°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Westcliffe

About Westcliffe

The town of Westcliffe, CO in Custer County has an approximate population of 568. [6]

Westcliffe Solar Power

Westcliffe, CO Solar Energy

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

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The solar energy that strikes the Earth in one hour could provide all of the Earth's energy needs for a complete year.

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