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Solar Energy in Coldwater, MI

Solar Energy in Coldwater

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Coldwater with an average of 5.91 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Coldwater

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Coldwater

The total length of the day in Coldwater, MI today (November 17, 2017) will be 09 hours and 43 minutes. [More]

Coldwater, MI Solar Energy

Solar Power in Coldwater, MI

Solar Energy Data in Coldwater, MI

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Coldwater, MI

Solar Radiation Data in Coldwater

Based on historical Coldwater, 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 Coldwater. [1]

Coldwater has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.8 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 8% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.52 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Coldwater that are always titled at the latitude of Coldwater (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.31 kWh/m2/day, or about 13% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.8 kWh/m2/day and approximately 22% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.52 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 Coldwater

Solar Radiation Data in Coldwater, MI

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Coldwater, MI

Solar Radiation Data in Coldwater

Coldwater, MI has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.27 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Coldwater is July with an average of 5.91 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.61 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.47 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Coldwater (Michigan) are December with an average of 1.92 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 2.56 kWh/m2/day and November at 2.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Coldwater

The average monthly solar radiation level in Coldwater, MI, of 4.27 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 14% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 35% 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 Coldwater 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 Coldwater

Sunrise / Sunset in Coldwater

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 17, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:33 am
    • Sunset: 6:17 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:25 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:43
Solar Energy Statistics for Coldwater

Best Months for Solar in Coldwater

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.91 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.79 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (5.15 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.22 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Coldwater

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

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

Solar Power Output in Coldwater

The Power of Solar in Coldwater, MI

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Coldwater, MI

Solar Radiation Data in Coldwater

Coldwater (MI) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5021.82 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Coldwater is July with an average of 563.19 kWhac, followed by May at 530.21 kWhac and June at 524.46 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Coldwater (Michigan) are December with an average of 208.3 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 259.52 kWhac and January at 277.44 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Coldwater

Coldwater Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Coldwater averaged 15.70 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2017, which was about 19% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.19¢/kWh in August. [3]

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Coldwater Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Michigan averaged $13.70 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2017, which was approximately 24% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.09 per Mcf in August. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Coldwater

Solar Energy Contractors in Coldwater

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Coldwater

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Coldwater

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

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Weather Forecast for Coldwater, MI [5]

Fri Nov 17
40°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 40°F
Max: 44°F
High wind, near gale: 16 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 85%
Cloud cover: 76%
Sat Nov 18
56°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 56°F
High wind, near gale: 15 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 92%
Sun Nov 19
33°F
Light Snow
Min: 27°F
Max: 34°F
Gale: 17 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 95%
Cloud cover: 88%
Mon Nov 20
35°F
Light Snow
Min: 22°F
Max: 36°F
High wind, near gale: 15 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 66%
Tue Nov 21
42°F
Light Rain
Min: 35°F
Max: 42°F
Gale: 17 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 72%
Wed Nov 22
44°F
Light Rain
Min: 34°F
Max: 44°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 40%

More about Coldwater

About Coldwater

The city of Coldwater, MI in Branch County has an approximate population of 10,945. [6]

Coldwater Solar Power

Coldwater, MI Solar Energy

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

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