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Solar Energy in South Haven, MI

Solar Energy in South Haven

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in South Haven with an average of 5.52 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in South Haven

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

Sunrise & Sunset in South Haven

The total length of the day in South Haven, MI today (September 20, 2018) will be 12 hours and 14 minutes. [More]

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South Haven, MI Solar Energy

Solar Power in South Haven, MI

Solar Energy Data in South Haven, MI

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for South Haven, MI

Solar Radiation Data in South Haven

Based on historical South Haven, 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 South Haven. [1]

South Haven has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.71 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 12% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.32 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in South Haven that are always titled at the latitude of South Haven (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.11 kWh/m2/day, or about 11% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.71 kWh/m2/day and approximately 24% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.32 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 South Haven

Solar Radiation Data in South Haven, MI

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in South Haven.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for South Haven, MI

Solar Radiation Data in South Haven

South Haven, MI has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.19 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in South Haven is July with an average of 5.52 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.51 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.47 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in South Haven (Michigan) are December with an average of 1.94 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 2.54 kWh/m2/day and January at 2.54 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: South Haven vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in South Haven

The average monthly solar radiation level in South Haven, MI, of 4.19 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 South Haven 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 South Haven

Sunrise / Sunset in South Haven

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 20, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:31 am
    • Sunset: 7:45 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:38 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:14
Solar Energy Statistics for South Haven

Best Months for Solar in South Haven

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.52 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.89 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (5.3 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.34 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in South Haven

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

However, South Haven is in Van Buren County and Van Buren County has at least 8 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in South Haven

The Power of Solar in South Haven, MI

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for South Haven, MI

Solar Radiation Data in South Haven

South Haven (MI) has a average annual solar AC output value of 4927.37 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in South Haven is July with an average of 527.83 kWhac, followed by August at 527.06 kWhac and May at 525.28 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in South Haven (Michigan) are December with an average of 207.19 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 252.64 kWhac and January at 272.86 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in South Haven

South Haven Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in South Haven averaged 16.07 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2018, which was about 23% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.02¢/kWh in June. [3]

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South Haven Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Michigan averaged $13.46 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2018, which was approximately 19% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $16.53 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Solar Businesses in South Haven

Solar Energy Contractors in South Haven

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in South Haven

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in South Haven

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

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Weather Forecast for South Haven, MI [5]

Thu Sep 20
81°F
Light Rain
Min: 77°F
Max: 81°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 89%
Cloud cover: 24%
Fri Sep 21
68°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 72°F
Violent Storm: 30 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 88%
Sat Sep 22
59°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 56°F
Max: 62°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Sep 23
63°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 41°F
Max: 63°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Sep 24
68°F
Light Rain
Min: 45°F
Max: 68°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Sep 25
72°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 52°F
Max: 72°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 26%

More about South Haven

About South Haven

The city of South Haven, MI in Van Buren County has an approximate population of 4,403. [6]

South Haven Solar Power

South Haven, MI Solar Energy

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

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