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Solar Energy in Melstone, MT

Solar Energy in Melstone

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Solar Panels in Melstone

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Melstone

The total length of the day in Melstone, MT today (March 28, 2020) will be 12 hours and 40 minutes. [More]

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Melstone, MT Solar Energy

Solar Power in Melstone, MT

Solar Energy Data in Melstone, MT

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Melstone, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Melstone

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

Melstone has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.04 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 20% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.06 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Melstone that are always titled at the latitude of Melstone (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.93 kWh/m2/day, or about 22% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.04 kWh/m2/day and approximately 3% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.06 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 Melstone

Solar Radiation Data in Melstone, MT

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Melstone, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Melstone

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

Solar Power Levels in Melstone

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Melstone

  • Sunrise/Sunset for March 28, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:55 pm
    • Sunset: 1:36 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:16 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:40
Solar Energy Statistics for Melstone

Best Months for Solar in Melstone

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (6.73 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (8.12 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.19 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Melstone

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

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

Solar Power Output in Melstone

The Power of Solar in Melstone, MT

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Melstone, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Melstone

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Cost of Utilities in Melstone

Melstone Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Melstone averaged 11.15 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in January 2020, which was about 13% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.79¢/kWh in January. [3]

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Melstone Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Montana averaged $6.60 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in December 2019, which was approximately 30% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.38 per Mcf in December. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Melstone

Solar Energy Contractors in Melstone

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Melstone, MT.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Melstone

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Melstone, MT.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Melstone

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Melstone, MT.

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Weather Forecast for Melstone, MT [5]

Sat Mar 28
53°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 42°F
Max: 56°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 26%
Sun Mar 29
54°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 38°F
Max: 57°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 28%
Cloud cover: 40%
Mon Mar 30
55°F
Light Rain
Min: 41°F
Max: 60°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 64%
Tue Mar 31
44°F
Light Snow
Min: 26°F
Max: 44°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 100%
Wed Apr 1
28°F
Light Snow
Min: 21°F
Max: 32°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Apr 2
24°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 15°F
Max: 28°F
Fresh Breeze: 23 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 67%
Cloud cover: 99%

More about Melstone

About Melstone

The town of Melstone, MT in Musselshell County has an approximate population of 96. [6]

Melstone Solar Power

Melstone, MT Solar Energy

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

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