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Solar Energy in Fort Benton, MT

Solar Energy in Fort Benton

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Fort Benton with an average of 7.12 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Fort Benton

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Fort Benton

The total length of the day in Fort Benton, MT today (May 22, 2024) will be 15 hours and 32 minutes. [More]

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Fort Benton, MT Solar Energy

Solar Power in Fort Benton, MT

Solar Energy Data in Fort Benton, MT

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Fort Benton, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Fort Benton

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

Fort Benton has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.92 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 20% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.89 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Fort Benton that are always titled at the latitude of Fort Benton (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.82 kWh/m2/day, or about 23% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.92 kWh/m2/day and approximately 1% less than the average monthly DNI of 4.89 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 Fort Benton

Solar Radiation Data in Fort Benton, MT

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Fort Benton.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Fort Benton, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Fort Benton

Fort Benton, MT has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.77 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Fort Benton is July with an average of 7.12 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.69 kWh/m2/day and June at 6.31 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Fort Benton (Montana) are January with an average of 2.42 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 2.47 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.09 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Fort Benton vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Fort Benton

The average monthly solar radiation level in Fort Benton, MT, of 4.77 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: Fort Benton vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Fort Benton 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 Fort Benton

Sunrise / Sunset in Fort Benton

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 22, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:33 am
    • Sunset: 9:05 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:32
Solar Energy Statistics for Fort Benton

Best Months for Solar in Fort Benton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (7.12 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.66 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.88 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.1 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Fort Benton

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Solar Power Output in Fort Benton

The Power of Solar in Fort Benton, MT

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Fort Benton, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Fort Benton

Fort Benton (MT) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5453.18 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Fort Benton is July with an average of 652.18 kWhac, followed by August at 618.73 kWhac and June at 574.52 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Fort Benton (Montana) are January with an average of 252.59 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 258 kWhac and November at 308.6 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Fort Benton

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Fort Benton Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Fort Benton, MT [5]

Wed May 22
60°F
Light Rain
Min: 48°F
Max: 61°F
Fresh Breeze: 23 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu May 23
50°F
Light Rain
Min: 39°F
Max: 55°F
Fresh Breeze: 20 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri May 24
60°F
Light Rain
Min: 43°F
Max: 65°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 86%
Sat May 25
64°F
Light Rain
Min: 46°F
Max: 66°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 97%
Sun May 26
58°F
Light Rain
Min: 49°F
Max: 60°F
Fresh Breeze: 20 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon May 27
63°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 41°F
Max: 70°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 10%

More about Fort Benton

About Fort Benton

The city of Fort Benton, MT in Chouteau County has an approximate population of 1,464. [6]

Fort Benton Solar Power

Fort Benton, MT Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Fort Benton, MT, or for more solar-related resources for Fort Benton, 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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