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Solar Power in 55486 (Minneapolis, MN)

Solar Energy in 55486

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 55486 with an average of 6.28 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 55486

Solar panels in 55486 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 55486

The total length of the day in 55486 (Minneapolis, MN) today (February 25, 2024) will be 10 hours and 57 minutes. [More]

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55486 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 55486 (Minneapolis, MN)

Solar Energy Data for 55486

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 55486.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 55486

Solar Radiation Data in 55486

Based on historical 55486 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 55486. [1]

The region associated with 55486 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.79 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 7% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.09 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 55486 that are always titled at the latitude of Minneapolis (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.56 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.79 kWh/m2/day and approximately 11% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.09 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 55486

Solar Radiation Data in 55486

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 55486.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 55486

Solar Radiation Data in 55486

The region associated with 55486 has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.91 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 55486 is July with an average of 6.28 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.98 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.73 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 55486 are December with an average of 2.99 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.55 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.67 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 55486 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 55486

The average monthly solar radiation level in 55486, of 4.91 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 25% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 26% 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: 55486 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 55486 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 55486

Sunrise / Sunset in 55486

  • Sunrise/Sunset for February 25, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:57 am
    • Sunset: 5:54 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:57
Solar Energy Statistics for 55486

Best Months for Solar in 55486

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.28 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (5.77 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.35 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 55486

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 55486 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 55486

The Power of Solar in 55486

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 55486. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 55486. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 55486

Solar Radiation Data in 55486

55486 has a average annual solar AC output value of 5658.13 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 55486 is July with an average of 574.54 kWhac, followed by August at 558.42 kWhac and March at 550.32 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 55486 are December with an average of 314.7 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 355.29 kWhac and January at 389.67 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 55486 [5]

Sun Feb 25
41°F
Few Clouds
Min: 35°F
Max: 45°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 18%
Mon Feb 26
52°F
Few Clouds
Min: 34°F
Max: 59°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 22%
Tue Feb 27
38°F
Light Snow
Min: 19°F
Max: 47°F
Fresh Breeze: 18 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 26%
Wed Feb 28
18°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 12°F
Max: 22°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 3%
Thu Feb 29
41°F
Few Clouds
Min: 22°F
Max: 47°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 13%
Fri Mar 1
50°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 37°F
Max: 58°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about 55486

About 55486

The ZIP code 55486 is associated with the city of Minneapolis in Hennepin County in Minnesota.

55486 Solar Power

55486 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 55486, or for more solar-related resources for MN, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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