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Solar Energy in Darby, MT

Solar Energy in Darby

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Solar Panels in Darby

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Darby

The total length of the day in Darby, MT today (July 29, 2021) will be 14 hours and 54 minutes. [More]

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Darby, MT Solar Energy

Solar Power in Darby, MT

Solar Energy Data in Darby, MT

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Darby, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Darby

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

Darby has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.06 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 19% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.99 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Darby that are always titled at the latitude of Darby (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.92 kWh/m2/day, or about 21% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.06 kWh/m2/day and approximately 1% less than the average monthly DNI of 4.99 kWh/m2/day. [1]

* See glossary & definitions below.

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 Darby

Solar Radiation Data in Darby, MT

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Darby, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Darby

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

Solar Power Levels in Darby

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Darby

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 29, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:15 pm
    • Sunset: 3:10 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:43 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:54
Solar Energy Statistics for Darby

Best Months for Solar in Darby

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (6.68 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (8 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.2 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Darby

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the town of Darby, MT at this current time.

However, Darby is in Ravalli County and Ravalli County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Darby

The Power of Solar in Darby, MT

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Darby, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Darby

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Cost of Utilities in Darby

Darby Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Darby averaged 11.31 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2021, which was about 18% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.71¢/kWh in May. [3]

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Darby Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Montana averaged $8.76 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2021, which was approximately 28% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $12.21 per Mcf in April. [4]

Weather Forecast for Darby, MT [5]

Thu Jul 29
89°F
Light Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 91°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 30%
Cloud cover: 10%
Fri Jul 30
92°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 63°F
Max: 95°F
Light breeze: 5 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 20%
Cloud cover: 9%
Sat Jul 31
90°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 65°F
Max: 97°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 25%
Cloud cover: 84%
Sun Aug 1
90°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 93°F
Light breeze: 4 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 76%
Mon Aug 2
83°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 47%
Cloud cover: 92%
Tue Aug 3
82°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 87°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 28%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Darby

About Darby

The town of Darby, MT in Ravalli County has an approximate population of 720. [6]

Darby Solar Power

Darby, MT Solar Energy

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

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