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Solar Energy in Riley, KS

Solar Energy in Riley

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Riley with an average of 6.24 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Riley

Solar panels in Riley that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in Riley

The total length of the day in Riley, KS today (May 27, 2022) will be 14 hours and 40 minutes. [More]

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Riley, KS Solar Energy

Solar Power in Riley, KS

Solar Energy Data in Riley, KS

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Riley, KS

Solar Radiation Data in Riley

Based on historical Riley, KS data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in Riley. [1]

Riley has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.42 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 10% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.93 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Riley that are always titled at the latitude of Riley (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.2 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.42 kWh/m2/day and approximately 5% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.93 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 Riley

Solar Radiation Data in Riley, KS

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Riley, KS

Solar Radiation Data in Riley

Riley, KS has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.39 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Riley is June with an average of 6.24 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.23 kWh/m2/day and September at 6.09 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Riley (Kansas) are December with an average of 3.92 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 4.23 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.84 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Riley

The average monthly solar radiation level in Riley, KS, of 5.39 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 37% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 18% less than the average level of 6.61 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: Riley vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Riley

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 27, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:04 am
    • Sunset: 8:44 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:40
Solar Energy Statistics for Riley

Best Months for Solar in Riley

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (6.24 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (6.11 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (6.25 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.62 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Riley

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Solar Power Output in Riley

The Power of Solar in Riley, KS

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Riley, KS

Solar Radiation Data in Riley

Riley (KS) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6141.23 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Riley is August with an average of 579.53 kWhac, followed by June at 559.68 kWhac and May at 554.01 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Riley (Kansas) are December with an average of 400.42 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 438.39 kWhac and February at 449.94 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Riley

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Riley Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Riley, KS [5]

Fri May 27
79°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 50°F
Max: 81°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat May 28
80°F
Light Rain
Min: 63°F
Max: 86°F
Fresh Breeze: 22 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 42%
Sun May 29
86°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 74°F
Max: 89°F
Strong breeze: 31 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 93%
Mon May 30
86°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 74°F
Max: 90°F
High wind, near gale: 33 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 11%
Tue May 31
65°F
Light Rain
Min: 63°F
Max: 75°F
Fresh Breeze: 21 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 76%
Cloud cover: 68%
Wed Jun 1
62°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 54°F
Max: 62°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 89%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Riley

About Riley

The city of Riley, KS in Riley County has an approximate population of 939. [6]

Riley Solar Power

Riley, KS Solar Energy

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

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