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Solar Energy in Wisconsin

Solar Panels in Wisconsin

There are currently at least solar panel installations throughout the state of Wisconsin right now.

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Solar Power in Wisconsin

Solar Energy Levels in Wisconsin

The average monthly solar radiation level in Wisconsin's capital city, Madison, of 4.74 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 27% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 28% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Wisconsin values listed here are based on the capital, Madison.

Solar Radiation in Wisconsin

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Wisconsin solar radiation levels compare to average levels in an area with historcially high levels (NV) and one 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).
→ Wisconsin values listed here are based on the capital, Madison.

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Cost of Utilities in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in Wisconsin averaged 15.07 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2021, which was approximately 6% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.19¢/kWh in September. [2]

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Wisconsin Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in Wisconsin averaged $16.64 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2021, which was about 18% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $20.22 per Mcf in September. [3]

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About Wisconsin

Wisconsin ranks 19th among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 5,686,986. [4]

WI Solar Power

Solar Energy in WI

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in Wisconsin, or for additional solar-related resources in WI, 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.

Cities in Wisconsin

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