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Solar Energy in Albany, MN

Solar Energy in Albany

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Albany with an average of 5.72 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Albany

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Albany

The total length of the day in Albany, MN today (July 25, 2017) will be 14 hours and 59 minutes. [More]

Albany, MN Solar Energy

Solar Power in Albany, MN

Solar Energy Data in Albany, MN

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Albany, MN

Solar Radiation Data in Albany

Based on historical Albany, MN data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in Albany. [1]

Albany has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.77 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 8% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.09 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Albany that are always titled at the latitude of Albany (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.44 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.77 kWh/m2/day and approximately 9% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.09 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 Albany

Solar Radiation Data in Albany, MN

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Albany, MN

Solar Radiation Data in Albany

Albany, MN has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.66 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Albany is July with an average of 5.72 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.59 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.51 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Albany (Minnesota) are December with an average of 2.5 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.28 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.49 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Albany

The average monthly solar radiation level in Albany, MN, of 4.66 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 25% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 29% 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 Albany 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 Albany

Sunrise / Sunset in Albany

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 25, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:55 am
    • Sunset: 8:54 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:24 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:59
Solar Energy Statistics for Albany

Best Months for Solar in Albany

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.72 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.05 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (6.2 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.48 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Albany

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

However, Albany is in Stearns County and Stearns County has at least 30 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Albany

The Power of Solar in Albany, MN

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Albany, MN

Solar Radiation Data in Albany

Albany (MN) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5519.84 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Albany is March with an average of 552.26 kWhac, followed by July at 548.71 kWhac and May at 540.97 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Albany (Minnesota) are December with an average of 270.88 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 331.83 kWhac and January at 382.17 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Albany

Albany Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Albany averaged 13.03 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2017, which was about 3% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.70¢/kWh in April. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Albany

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Albany Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Minnesota averaged $7.67 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in March 2017, which was approximately 33% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $11.38 per Mcf in March. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Albany

Solar Energy Contractors in Albany

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Albany, MN.

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

Our search for solar contractors companies located in Albany produced no matches.

Solar Energy Equipment in Albany

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Albany, MN.

Sorry, no local business selling solar equipment were found.

Our search for companies selling solar parts located in Albany produced no matches.

Energy Conservation Consultants in Albany

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Albany, MN.

Sorry, no local energy conservation specialists were found.

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Weather Forecast for Albany, MN [5]

Tue Jul 25
80°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 84°F
High wind, near gale: 16 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 75%
Cloud cover: 44%
Wed Jul 26
71°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 63°F
Max: 77°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 36%
Thu Jul 27
76°F
Light Rain
Min: 61°F
Max: 77°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 7%
Fri Jul 28
74°F
Light Rain
Min: 58°F
Max: 74°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 79%
Sat Jul 29
82°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 61°F
Max: 85°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 1%
Sun Jul 30
82°F
Light Rain
Min: 65°F
Max: 82°F
: 13 mps
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Albany

About Albany

The city of Albany, MN in Stearns County has an approximate population of 2,561. [6]

Albany Solar Power

Albany, MN Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Solar cells convert sunlight into electricity through a physical process known as the photovoltaic effect.

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