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Solar Energy in Albany, MN

Solar Energy in Albany

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Albany with an average of 6.29 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Albany

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Albany

The total length of the day in Albany, MN today (May 23, 2022) will be 15 hours and 13 minutes. [More]

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Albany, MN Solar Energy

Solar Power in Albany, MN

Solar Energy Data in Albany, MN

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Albany, MN

Solar Radiation Data in Albany

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

Albany has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.77 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 8% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.09 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Albany that are always titled at the latitude of Albany (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.44 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.77 kWh/m2/day and approximately 9% 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 Albany

Solar Radiation Data in Albany, MN

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Albany, MN

Solar Radiation Data in Albany

Albany, MN has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.74 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Albany is July with an average of 6.29 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.94 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.65 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Albany (Minnesota) are December with an average of 2.8 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.17 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.34 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Albany

The average monthly solar radiation level in Albany, MN, of 4.74 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 21% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 28% 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: Albany vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Albany

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 23, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:38 am
    • Sunset: 8:51 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:13
Solar Energy Statistics for Albany

Best Months for Solar in Albany

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.29 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.05 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (6.2 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.48 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Albany

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Solar Power Output in Albany

The Power of Solar in Albany, MN

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Albany, MN

Solar Radiation Data in Albany

Albany (MN) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5496.23 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Albany is July with an average of 581.66 kWhac, followed by August at 557.69 kWhac and May at 540.46 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Albany (Minnesota) are December with an average of 296.48 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 329.81 kWhac and January at 341.32 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Albany

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Weather Forecast for Albany, MN [5]

Mon May 23
62°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 38°F
Max: 62°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 62%
Tue May 24
62°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 46°F
Max: 64°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 61%
Wed May 25
48°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 45°F
Max: 50°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 94%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu May 26
55°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 42°F
Max: 60°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri May 27
65°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 45°F
Max: 68°F
Light breeze: 7 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 28%
Sat May 28
67°F
Light Rain
Min: 50°F
Max: 71°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 86%

More about Albany

About Albany

The city of Albany, MN in Stearns County has an approximate population of 2,561. [6]

Albany Solar Power

Albany, MN Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Albany, MN, or for more solar-related resources for Albany, 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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