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Solar Energy in Elko, NV

Solar Energy in Elko

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Elko with an average of 6.82 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Elko

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Elko

The total length of the day in Elko, NV today (September 19, 2017) will be 12 hours and 15 minutes. [More]

Elko, NV Solar Energy

Solar Power in Elko, NV

Solar Energy Data in Elko, NV

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Elko, NV

Solar Radiation Data in Elko

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

Elko has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.86 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 25% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.48 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Elko that are always titled at the latitude of Elko (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.73 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.86 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.48 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 Elko

Solar Radiation Data in Elko, NV

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Elko, NV

Solar Radiation Data in Elko

Elko, NV has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.36 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Elko is August with an average of 6.82 kWh/m2/day, followed by September at 6.68 kWh/m2/day and July at 6.55 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Elko (Nevada) are December with an average of 3.59 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.78 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.84 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Elko

The average monthly solar radiation level in Elko, NV, of 5.36 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 44% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 19% 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 Elko 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 Elko

Sunrise / Sunset in Elko

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 19, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:28 am
    • Sunset: 6:44 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:36 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:15
Solar Energy Statistics for Elko

Best Months for Solar in Elko

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.82 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (7.24 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (9.11 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.78 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Elko

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

However, Elko is in Elko County and Elko County has at least 52 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Elko

The Power of Solar in Elko, NV

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Elko, NV

Solar Radiation Data in Elko

Elko (NV) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6169.91 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Elko is August with an average of 630.85 kWhac, followed by September at 614.41 kWhac and July at 605.85 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Elko (Nevada) are December with an average of 373.14 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 376.59 kWhac and January at 396.5 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Elko

Elko Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Elko averaged 11.64 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2017, which was about 12% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.22¢/kWh in June. [3]

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Elko Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Nevada averaged $11.62 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2017, which was approximately 27% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.98 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Elko

Solar Energy Contractors in Elko

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Elko, NV.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Elko

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Elko, NV.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Elko

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Elko, NV.

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Weather Forecast for Elko, NV [5]

Mon Sep 18
50°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 50°F
Max: 50°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 92%
Tue Sep 19
49°F
Light Rain
Min: 34°F
Max: 55°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Sep 20
58°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 63°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Sep 21
42°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 30°F
Max: 42°F
Light breeze: 3 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 89%
Cloud cover: 88%
Fri Sep 22
40°F
Light Snow
Min: 26°F
Max: 45°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 57%
Sat Sep 23
47°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 19°F
Max: 53°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Elko

About Elko

The city of Elko, NV in Elko County has an approximate population of 18,297. [6]

Elko Solar Power

Elko, NV Solar Energy

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

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