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Solar Energy in Benzonia, MI

Solar Energy in Benzonia

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Benzonia with an average of 5.7 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Benzonia

Solar panels in Benzonia that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in Benzonia

The total length of the day in Benzonia, MI today (July 25, 2017) will be 14 hours and 51 minutes. [More]

Benzonia, MI Solar Energy

Solar Power in Benzonia, MI

Solar Energy Data in Benzonia, MI

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Benzonia, MI

Solar Radiation Data in Benzonia

Based on historical Benzonia, MI data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in Benzonia. [1]

Benzonia has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.75 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.84 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Benzonia that are always titled at the latitude of Benzonia (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.3 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.75 kWh/m2/day and approximately 12% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.84 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.

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Solar Radiation Levels in Benzonia

Solar Radiation Data in Benzonia, MI

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Benzonia, MI

Solar Radiation Data in Benzonia

Benzonia, MI has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.13 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Benzonia is June with an average of 5.7 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.63 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.59 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Benzonia (Michigan) are December with an average of 1.62 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 2.18 kWh/m2/day and January at 2.21 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Benzonia

The average monthly solar radiation level in Benzonia, MI, of 4.13 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 11% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 37% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Benzonia 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).

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Solar Data & Statistics for Benzonia

Sunrise / Sunset in Benzonia

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 25, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:25 am
    • Sunset: 9:16 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:50 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:51
Solar Energy Statistics for Benzonia

Best Months for Solar in Benzonia

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.7 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.96 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (5.95 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.47 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Benzonia

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the village of Benzonia, MI at this current time.

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

Solar Power Output in Benzonia

The Power of Solar in Benzonia, MI

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Benzonia, MI

Solar Radiation Data in Benzonia

Benzonia (MI) has a average annual solar AC output value of 4876.7 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Benzonia is May with an average of 551.04 kWhac, followed by July at 537.28 kWhac and June at 533.94 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Benzonia (Michigan) are December with an average of 175.96 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 221.04 kWhac and January at 240.79 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Benzonia

Benzonia Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Benzonia averaged 15.40 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2017, which was about 21% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.70¢/kWh in April. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Benzonia

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Benzonia Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Michigan averaged $9.16 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2017, which was approximately 20% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $11.38 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Benzonia

Solar Energy Contractors in Benzonia

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Benzonia, MI.

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Benzonia

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Benzonia, MI.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Benzonia

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Benzonia, MI.

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Weather Forecast for Benzonia, MI [5]

Tue Jul 25
69°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 69°F
Max: 69°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 90%
Cloud cover: 8%
Wed Jul 26
72°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 68°F
Max: 72°F
High wind, near gale: 17 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 89%
Cloud cover: 56%
Thu Jul 27
68°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 69°F
: 10 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 92%
Fri Jul 28
66°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 63°F
Max: 68°F
Gale: 19 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Jul 29
71°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 64°F
Max: 71°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Jul 30
73°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 73°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Benzonia

About Benzonia

The village of Benzonia, MI in Benzie County has an approximate population of 497. [6]

Benzonia Solar Power

Benzonia, MI Solar Energy

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

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