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Solar Energy in Plainwell, MI

Solar Energy in Plainwell

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Plainwell with an average of 5.82 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Plainwell

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Plainwell

The total length of the day in Plainwell, MI today (December 18, 2018) will be 09 hours and 04 minutes. [More]

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Plainwell, MI Solar Energy

Solar Power in Plainwell, MI

Solar Energy Data in Plainwell, MI

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Plainwell, MI

Solar Radiation Data in Plainwell

Based on historical Plainwell, 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 Plainwell. [1]

Plainwell has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.8 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 5% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.61 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Plainwell that are always titled at the latitude of Plainwell (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.32 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.8 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% 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 Plainwell

Solar Radiation Data in Plainwell, MI

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Plainwell, MI

Solar Radiation Data in Plainwell

Plainwell, 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 Plainwell is July with an average of 5.82 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.81 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.56 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Plainwell (Michigan) are December with an average of 2.09 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 2.43 kWh/m2/day and January at 2.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Plainwell

The average monthly solar radiation level in Plainwell, 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 Plainwell 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 Plainwell

Sunrise / Sunset in Plainwell

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 18, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 9:07 am
    • Sunset: 6:12 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:40 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:04
Solar Energy Statistics for Plainwell

Best Months for Solar in Plainwell

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.82 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.77 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (5.17 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.24 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Plainwell

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

However, Plainwell is in Allegan County and Allegan County has at least 3 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Plainwell

The Power of Solar in Plainwell, MI

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Plainwell, MI

Solar Radiation Data in Plainwell

Plainwell (MI) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5014.93 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Plainwell is July with an average of 552.97 kWhac, followed by May at 546.37 kWhac and June at 541.94 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Plainwell (Michigan) are December with an average of 223.36 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 242.7 kWhac and January at 277.55 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Plainwell

Plainwell Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Plainwell 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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Plainwell 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 Plainwell

Solar Energy Contractors in Plainwell

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Plainwell

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Plainwell

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

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Weather Forecast for Plainwell, MI [5]

Tue Dec 18
31°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 30°F
Max: 31°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 87%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Dec 19
39°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 31°F
Max: 41°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 64%
Thu Dec 20
43°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 44°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 95%
Cloud cover: 92%
Fri Dec 21
38°F
Light Snow
Min: 32°F
Max: 38°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 93%
Sat Dec 22
31°F
Snow
Min: 26°F
Max: 31°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 55%
Sun Dec 23
23°F
Snow
Min: 22°F
Max: 24°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 76%

More about Plainwell

About Plainwell

The city of Plainwell, MI in Allegan County has an approximate population of 3,804. [6]

Plainwell Solar Power

Plainwell, MI Solar Energy

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

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