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Solar Energy in Madison, MO

Solar Energy in Madison

The month of September has the highest historical solar radition values in Madison with an average of 6.19 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Madison

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Madison

The total length of the day in Madison, MO today (January 27, 2022) will be 10 hours and 3 minutes. [More]

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Madison, MO Solar Energy

Solar Power in Madison, MO

Solar Energy Data in Madison, MO

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Madison, MO

Solar Radiation Data in Madison

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

Madison has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.21 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 6% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.46 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Madison that are always titled at the latitude of Madison (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.9 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.21 kWh/m2/day and approximately 10% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.46 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 Madison

Solar Radiation Data in Madison, MO

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Madison, MO

Solar Radiation Data in Madison

Madison, MO has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.13 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Madison is September with an average of 6.19 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 6.07 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.95 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Madison (Missouri) are December with an average of 3.45 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.96 kWh/m2/day and November at 4.12 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Madison

The average monthly solar radiation level in Madison, MO, of 5.13 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 38% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 22% 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: Madison vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Madison

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 27, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:20 am
    • Sunset: 5:23 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:3
Solar Energy Statistics for Madison

Best Months for Solar in Madison

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation September (6.19 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.94 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (5.79 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.43 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Madison

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

Solar Power Output in Madison

The Power of Solar in Madison, MO

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Madison, MO

Solar Radiation Data in Madison

Madison (MO) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5840.96 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Madison is July with an average of 562.84 kWhac, followed by September at 554.34 kWhac and August at 550.8 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Madison (Missouri) are December with an average of 358.38 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 397.22 kWhac and January at 408.21 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Madison

Madison Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Madison averaged 11.26 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2021, which was about 20% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.11¢/kWh in October. [3]

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Madison Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Missouri averaged $23.95 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2021, which was approximately 37% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.48 per Mcf in October. [4]

Weather Forecast for Madison, MO [5]

Thu Jan 27
31°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 22°F
Max: 34°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 81%
Cloud cover: 60%
Fri Jan 28
19°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 13°F
Max: 22°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 29%
Sat Jan 29
34°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 17°F
Max: 41°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 94%
Sun Jan 30
31°F
Few Clouds
Min: 26°F
Max: 33°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 19%
Mon Jan 31
45°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 27°F
Max: 49°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 77%
Tue Feb 1
49°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 39°F
Max: 50°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 92%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Madison

About Madison

The city of Madison, MO in Monroe County has an approximate population of 554. [6]

Madison Solar Power

Madison, MO Solar Energy

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

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