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Solar Energy in Grinnell, KS

Solar Energy in Grinnell

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Grinnell with an average of 6.85 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Grinnell

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Grinnell

The total length of the day in Grinnell, KS today (January 18, 2022) will be 9 hours and 49 minutes. [More]

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Grinnell, KS Solar Energy

Solar Power in Grinnell, KS

Solar Energy Data in Grinnell, KS

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Grinnell, KS

Solar Radiation Data in Grinnell

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

Grinnell has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.78 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 17% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.78 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Grinnell that are always titled at the latitude of Grinnell (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.68 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.78 kWh/m2/day and approximately 2% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.78 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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 Grinnell

Solar Radiation Data in Grinnell, KS

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Grinnell, KS

Solar Radiation Data in Grinnell

Grinnell, KS has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.85 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Grinnell is August with an average of 6.85 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 6.64 kWh/m2/day and June at 6.56 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Grinnell (Kansas) are December with an average of 4.62 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.65 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.14 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Grinnell

The average monthly solar radiation level in Grinnell, KS, of 5.85 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 57% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 11% 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: Grinnell vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Grinnell

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 18, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:58 am
    • Sunset: 5:47 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:49
Solar Energy Statistics for Grinnell

Best Months for Solar in Grinnell

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.85 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.68 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.52 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.25 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Grinnell

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Solar Power Output in Grinnell

The Power of Solar in Grinnell, KS

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Grinnell, KS

Solar Radiation Data in Grinnell

Grinnell (KS) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6613.84 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Grinnell is August with an average of 627.11 kWhac, followed by July at 604.14 kWhac and May at 595.4 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Grinnell (Kansas) are December with an average of 469.39 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 474.6 kWhac and February at 479.87 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Grinnell

Grinnell Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Grinnell averaged 13.12 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2021, which was about 7% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.11¢/kWh in October. [3]

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Grinnell Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Kansas averaged $15.41 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2021, which was approximately 12% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.48 per Mcf in October. [4]

Weather Forecast for Grinnell, KS [5]

Tue Jan 18
60°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 40°F
Max: 63°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Jan 19
26°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 18°F
Max: 40°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Jan 20
22°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 12°F
Max: 29°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 28%
Cloud cover: 96%
Fri Jan 21
35°F
Light Rain
Min: 18°F
Max: 43°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 94%
Sat Jan 22
41°F
Few Clouds
Min: 28°F
Max: 45°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 17%
Sun Jan 23
48°F
Few Clouds
Min: 32°F
Max: 55°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 13%

More about Grinnell

About Grinnell

The city of Grinnell, KS in Gove County has an approximate population of 259. [6]

Grinnell Solar Power

Grinnell, KS Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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