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Solar Energy in Colstrip, MT

Solar Energy in Colstrip

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Colstrip with an average of 7.08 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Colstrip

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Colstrip

The total length of the day in Colstrip, MT today (July 14, 2024) will be 15 hours and 26 minutes. [More]

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Colstrip, MT Solar Energy

Solar Power in Colstrip, MT

Solar Energy Data in Colstrip, MT

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Colstrip, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Colstrip

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

Colstrip has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.12 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 20% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.17 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Colstrip that are always titled at the latitude of Colstrip (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.02 kWh/m2/day, or about 22% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.12 kWh/m2/day and approximately 3% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.17 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 Colstrip

Solar Radiation Data in Colstrip, MT

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Colstrip, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Colstrip

Colstrip, MT has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.06 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Colstrip is July with an average of 7.08 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.58 kWh/m2/day and June at 6.46 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Colstrip (Montana) are December with an average of 2.71 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.05 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.77 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Colstrip

The average monthly solar radiation level in Colstrip, MT, of 5.06 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 29% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 23% 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: Colstrip vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Colstrip

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 14, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:29 am
    • Sunset: 8:55 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:26
Solar Energy Statistics for Colstrip

Best Months for Solar in Colstrip

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (7.08 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.75 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (8.18 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.24 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Colstrip

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Solar Power Output in Colstrip

The Power of Solar in Colstrip, MT

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Colstrip, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Colstrip

Colstrip (MT) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5735.01 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Colstrip is July with an average of 644.3 kWhac, followed by August at 597.41 kWhac and June at 587.8 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Colstrip (Montana) are December with an average of 281.33 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 314.9 kWhac and November at 375.84 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Colstrip

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Colstrip Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Colstrip, MT [5]

Sun Jul 14
96°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 72°F
Max: 98°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 13%
Cloud cover: 78%
Mon Jul 15
84°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 90°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 69%
Tue Jul 16
83°F
Light Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 86°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Jul 17
85°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 62°F
Max: 91°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jul 18
93°F
Few Clouds
Min: 68°F
Max: 100°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 23%
Cloud cover: 15%
Fri Jul 19
96°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 75°F
Max: 100°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 20%
Cloud cover: 1%

More about Colstrip

About Colstrip

The city of Colstrip, MT in Rosebud County has an approximate population of 2,214. [6]

Colstrip Solar Power

Colstrip, MT Solar Energy

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

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