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Solar Energy in Dearborn, MI

Solar Energy in Dearborn

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Dearborn with an average of 5.57 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Dearborn

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Dearborn

The total length of the day in Dearborn, MI today (December 16, 2018) will be 09 hours and 05 minutes. [More]

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Dearborn, MI Solar Energy

Solar Power in Dearborn, MI

Solar Energy Data in Dearborn, MI

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Dearborn, MI

Solar Radiation Data in Dearborn

Based on historical Dearborn, 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 Dearborn. [1]

Dearborn has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.84 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 6% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.61 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Dearborn that are always titled at the latitude of Dearborn (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.42 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.84 kWh/m2/day and approximately 22% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.61 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 Dearborn

Solar Radiation Data in Dearborn, MI

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Dearborn, MI

Solar Radiation Data in Dearborn

Dearborn, MI has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.26 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Dearborn is June with an average of 5.57 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 5.51 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.48 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Dearborn (Michigan) are December with an average of 2.12 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 2.57 kWh/m2/day and January at 2.84 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Dearborn

The average monthly solar radiation level in Dearborn, MI, of 4.26 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 Dearborn 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 Dearborn

Sunrise / Sunset in Dearborn

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 16, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:55 am
    • Sunset: 6:01 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:28 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:05
Solar Energy Statistics for Dearborn

Best Months for Solar in Dearborn

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.57 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.69 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.95 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.12 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Dearborn

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

However, Dearborn is in Wayne County and Wayne County has at least 35 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Dearborn

The Power of Solar in Dearborn, MI

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Dearborn, MI

Solar Radiation Data in Dearborn

Dearborn (MI) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5020.37 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Dearborn is May with an average of 541.56 kWhac, followed by August at 527.72 kWhac and June at 520.39 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Dearborn (Michigan) are December with an average of 226.94 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 256.44 kWhac and January at 306.28 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Dearborn

Dearborn Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Dearborn averaged 15.40 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2018, which was about 18% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.01¢/kWh in September. [3]

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Dearborn Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Michigan averaged $12.34 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2018, which was approximately 29% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.32 per Mcf in September. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Dearborn

Solar Energy Contractors in Dearborn

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Dearborn

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Dearborn

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

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Weather Forecast for Dearborn, MI [5]

Sun Dec 16
42°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 30°F
Max: 43°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 91%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Dec 17
34°F
Few Clouds
Min: 20°F
Max: 34°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 77%
Cloud cover: 20%
Tue Dec 18
33°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 16°F
Max: 34°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 74%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Dec 19
37°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 28°F
Max: 37°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 47%
Thu Dec 20
36°F
Light Snow
Min: 31°F
Max: 36°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 99%
Fri Dec 21
33°F
Light Snow
Min: 28°F
Max: 33°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 95%

More about Dearborn

About Dearborn

The city of Dearborn, MI in Wayne County has an approximate population of 98,153. [6]

Dearborn Solar Power

Dearborn, MI Solar Energy

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

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