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Solar Energy in Philipsburg, MT

Solar Energy in Philipsburg

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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 (July 27, 2021) will be 14 hours and 59 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]

* 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 Philipsburg

Solar Radiation Data in Philipsburg, MT

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Philipsburg, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Philipsburg

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

Solar Power Levels in Philipsburg

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Solar Power: 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 July 27, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:10 pm
    • Sunset: 3:09 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:39 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:59
Solar Energy Statistics for Philipsburg

Best Months for Solar in Philipsburg

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • 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

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

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

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

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Cost of Utilities in Philipsburg

Philipsburg Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Philipsburg 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 13.76¢/kWh in May. [3]

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Philipsburg 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 Philipsburg, MT [5]

Tue Jul 27
87°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 91°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 18%
Cloud cover: 25%
Wed Jul 28
84°F
Light Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 84°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 31%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Jul 29
84°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 86°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 9%
Fri Jul 30
86°F
Light Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 88°F
Light breeze: 5 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 78%
Sat Jul 31
86°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 63°F
Max: 91°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 45%
Sun Aug 1
87°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 87°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 25%
Cloud cover: 61%

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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