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Solar Energy in Hill City, SD

Solar Energy in Hill City

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Solar Panels in Hill City

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Hill City

The total length of the day in Hill City, SD today (July 12, 2020) will be 15 hours and 11 minutes. [More]

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Hill City, SD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Hill City, SD

Solar Energy Data in Hill City, SD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Hill City, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Hill City

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

Hill City has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.33 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 23% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.65 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Hill City that are always titled at the latitude of Hill City (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.43 kWh/m2/day, or about 25% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.33 kWh/m2/day and approximately 4% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.65 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 Hill City

Solar Radiation Data in Hill City, SD

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Hill City.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Hill City, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Hill City

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Solar Power Comparison: Hill City vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Hill City

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Hill City 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 Hill City

Sunrise / Sunset in Hill City

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 12, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 11:24 am
    • Sunset: 2:36 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:00 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:11
Solar Energy Statistics for Hill City

Best Months for Solar in Hill City

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: August (6.27 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.17 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.76 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Hill City

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the city of Hill City, SD at this current time.

However, Hill City is in Pennington County and Pennington County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Hill City

The Power of Solar in Hill City, SD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Hill City, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Hill City

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Cost of Utilities in Hill City

Hill City Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Hill City averaged 11.57 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2020, which was about 13% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.28¢/kWh in April. [3]

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Hill City Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in South Dakota averaged $6.62 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2020, which was approximately 38% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $10.68 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Hill City, SD [5]

Sun Jul 12
84°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 56°F
Max: 89°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 25%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Jul 13
79°F
Light Rain
Min: 54°F
Max: 79°F
Light breeze: 5 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 25%
Cloud cover: 49%
Tue Jul 14
71°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 50°F
Max: 71°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 39%
Wed Jul 15
74°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 75°F
Light breeze: 3 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 2%
Thu Jul 16
84°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 59°F
Max: 86°F
Light breeze: 6 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 23%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Jul 17
88°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 63°F
Max: 89°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 17%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Hill City

About Hill City

The city of Hill City, SD in Pennington County has an approximate population of 948. [6]

Hill City Solar Power

Hill City, SD Solar Energy

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

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