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Solar Energy in Philipsburg, MT

Solar Energy in Philipsburg

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Philipsburg with an average of 6.8 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Philipsburg

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Philipsburg

The total length of the day in Philipsburg, MT today (October 01, 2022) will be 11 hours and 41 minutes. [More]

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Philipsburg, MT Solar Energy

Solar Power in Philipsburg, MT

Solar Energy Data in Philipsburg, MT

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Philipsburg, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Philipsburg

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

Philipsburg has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.9 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 16% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.66 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Philipsburg that are always titled at the latitude of Philipsburg (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.61 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.9 kWh/m2/day and approximately 1% less than the average monthly DNI of 4.66 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 Philipsburg

Solar Radiation Data in Philipsburg, MT

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Philipsburg, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Philipsburg

Philipsburg, MT has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.67 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Philipsburg is July with an average of 6.8 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.39 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.86 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Philipsburg (Montana) are December with an average of 2.43 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 2.63 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.11 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Philipsburg

The average monthly solar radiation level in Philipsburg, MT, of 4.67 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 19% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 29% 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: Philipsburg vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Philipsburg

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 01, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:32 am
    • Sunset: 7:13 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:41
Solar Energy Statistics for Philipsburg

Best Months for Solar in Philipsburg

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.8 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.56 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.09 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Philipsburg

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Solar Power Output in Philipsburg

The Power of Solar in Philipsburg, MT

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Philipsburg, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Philipsburg

Philipsburg (MT) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5260.75 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Philipsburg is July with an average of 616.91 kWhac, followed by August at 573.76 kWhac and June at 527.29 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Philipsburg (Montana) are December with an average of 247.04 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 266.24 kWhac and November at 303.28 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Philipsburg

Philipsburg Electricity Costs

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Philipsburg Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Philipsburg, MT [5]

Sat Oct 1
48°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 45°F
Max: 48°F
Light breeze: 4 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 94%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Oct 2
55°F
Light Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 59°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 96%
Mon Oct 3
60°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 65°F
Light breeze: 5 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 74%
Tue Oct 4
65°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 46°F
Max: 69°F
Light breeze: 4 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Oct 5
66°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 69°F
Light breeze: 4 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 52%
Thu Oct 6
65°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 68°F
Light breeze: 4 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 94%

More about Philipsburg

About Philipsburg

The town of Philipsburg, MT in Granite County has an approximate population of 820. [6]

Philipsburg Solar Power

Philipsburg, MT Solar Energy

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