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Solar Energy in Birch Run, MI

Solar Energy in Birch Run

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Birch Run with an average of 5.55 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Birch Run

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Birch Run

The total length of the day in Birch Run, MI today (October 24, 2017) will be 10 hours and 36 minutes. [More]

Birch Run, MI Solar Energy

Solar Power in Birch Run, MI

Solar Energy Data in Birch Run, MI

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Birch Run, MI

Solar Radiation Data in Birch Run

Based on historical Birch Run, 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 Birch Run. [1]

Birch Run has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.78 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.62 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Birch Run that are always titled at the latitude of Birch Run (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.34 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.78 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.62 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 Birch Run

Solar Radiation Data in Birch Run, MI

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Birch Run.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Birch Run, MI

Solar Radiation Data in Birch Run

Birch Run, MI has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.17 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Birch Run is June with an average of 5.55 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 5.42 kWh/m2/day and July at 5.42 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Birch Run (Michigan) are December with an average of 1.79 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 2.41 kWh/m2/day and January at 2.63 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Power Comparison: Birch Run vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Birch Run

The average monthly solar radiation level in Birch Run, MI, of 4.17 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 12% 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 Birch Run 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 Birch Run

Sunrise / Sunset in Birch Run

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 24, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:01 am
    • Sunset: 6:37 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:19 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:36
Solar Energy Statistics for Birch Run

Best Months for Solar in Birch Run

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.55 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.71 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (5.13 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.13 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Birch Run

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

However, Birch Run is in Saginaw County and Saginaw County has at least 5 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Birch Run

The Power of Solar in Birch Run, MI

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Birch Run, MI

Solar Radiation Data in Birch Run

Birch Run (MI) has a average annual solar AC output value of 4917.48 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Birch Run is May with an average of 534.17 kWhac, followed by June at 521.61 kWhac and July at 515.1 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Birch Run (Michigan) are December with an average of 191.46 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 241.42 kWhac and January at 285.42 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Birch Run

Birch Run Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Birch Run averaged 15.69 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2017, which was about 20% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.12¢/kWh in July. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Birch Run

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Birch Run Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Michigan averaged $14.37 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in July 2017, which was approximately 19% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.75 per Mcf in July. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Birch Run

Solar Energy Contractors in Birch Run

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Birch Run

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Birch Run

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

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Weather Forecast for Birch Run, MI [5]

Tue Oct 24
50°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 50°F
Severe Gale: 23 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 95%
Cloud cover: 76%
Wed Oct 25
47°F
Light Rain
Min: 35°F
Max: 47°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 88%
Cloud cover: 88%
Thu Oct 26
48°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 27°F
Max: 49°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 96%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Oct 27
45°F
Light Rain
Min: 40°F
Max: 45°F
Gale: 19 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 72%
Sat Oct 28
45°F
Light Rain
Min: 28°F
Max: 45°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 74%
Sun Oct 29
47°F
Light Rain
Min: 28°F
Max: 47°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 42%

More about Birch Run

About Birch Run

The village of Birch Run, MI in Saginaw County has an approximate population of 1,555. [6]

Birch Run Solar Power

Birch Run, MI Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

The solar energy that strikes the Earth in one hour could provide all of the Earth's energy needs for a complete year.

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