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Solar Energy in Cold Spring, MN

Solar Energy in Cold Spring

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

Solar Panels in Cold Spring

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Cold Spring

The total length of the day in Cold Spring, MN today (October 23, 2017) will be 10 hours and 31 minutes. [More]

Cold Spring, MN Solar Energy

Solar Power in Cold Spring, MN

Solar Energy Data in Cold Spring, MN

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Cold Spring, MN

Solar Radiation Data in Cold Spring

Based on historical Cold Spring, 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 Cold Spring. [1]

Cold Spring has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.79 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 7% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.09 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Cold Spring that are always titled at the latitude of Cold Spring (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.47 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.79 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 Cold Spring

Solar Radiation Data in Cold Spring, MN

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Cold Spring.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Cold Spring, MN

Solar Radiation Data in Cold Spring

Cold Spring, 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 Cold Spring is July with an average of 5.72 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.6 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.52 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Cold Spring (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 3.48 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Power Comparison: Cold Spring vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Cold Spring

The average monthly solar radiation level in Cold Spring, 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 Cold Spring 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 Cold Spring

Sunrise / Sunset in Cold Spring

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:46 am
    • Sunset: 6:17 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:01 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:31
Solar Energy Statistics for Cold Spring

Best Months for Solar in Cold Spring

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.72 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.03 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (6.12 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.45 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Cold Spring

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

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

Solar Power Output in Cold Spring

The Power of Solar in Cold Spring, MN

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Cold Spring, MN

Solar Radiation Data in Cold Spring

Cold Spring (MN) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5521.36 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Cold Spring is March with an average of 552.29 kWhac, followed by July at 549.38 kWhac and May at 541.58 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Cold Spring (Minnesota) are December with an average of 270.61 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 331.54 kWhac and January at 381.79 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Cold Spring

Cold Spring Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Cold Spring averaged 14.02 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2017, which was about 7% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.12¢/kWh in July. [3]

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Cold Spring Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Minnesota averaged $13.49 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in July 2017, which was approximately 24% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.75 per Mcf in July. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Cold Spring

Solar Energy Contractors in Cold Spring

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Cold Spring

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Cold Spring

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

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Weather Forecast for Cold Spring, MN [5]

Mon Oct 23
48°F
Light Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 48°F
Storm: 25 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 36%
Tue Oct 24
44°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 38°F
Max: 46°F
Violent Storm: 29 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Oct 25
56°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 34°F
Max: 59°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 36%
Thu Oct 26
45°F
Light Snow
Min: 33°F
Max: 58°F
Hurricane: 38 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 98%
Fri Oct 27
38°F
Light Snow
Min: 25°F
Max: 38°F
Gale: 20 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Oct 28
37°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 22°F
Max: 37°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Cold Spring

About Cold Spring

The city of Cold Spring, MN in Stearns County has an approximate population of 4,025. [6]

Cold Spring Solar Power

Cold Spring, MN Solar Energy

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

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