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Solar Energy in Excelsior, MN

Solar Energy in Excelsior

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Excelsior with an average of 5.91 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Excelsior

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Excelsior

The total length of the day in Excelsior, MN today (August 23, 2017) will be 13 hours and 39 minutes. [More]

Excelsior, MN Solar Energy

Solar Power in Excelsior, MN

Solar Energy Data in Excelsior, MN

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Excelsior, MN

Solar Radiation Data in Excelsior

Based on historical Excelsior, 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 Excelsior. [1]

Excelsior has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.78 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 6% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.01 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Excelsior that are always titled at the latitude of Excelsior (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.47 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.78 kWh/m2/day and approximately 11% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.01 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 Excelsior

Solar Radiation Data in Excelsior, MN

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Excelsior, MN

Solar Radiation Data in Excelsior

Excelsior, MN has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.7 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Excelsior is June with an average of 5.91 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.89 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.74 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Excelsior (Minnesota) are December with an average of 2.78 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 2.94 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.74 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Excelsior

The average monthly solar radiation level in Excelsior, MN, of 4.7 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 26% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is (sorry, data not currently available) the average level of 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 Excelsior 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 Excelsior

Sunrise / Sunset in Excelsior

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:26 am
    • Sunset: 8:06 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:16 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:39
Solar Energy Statistics for Excelsior

Best Months for Solar in Excelsior

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (5.91 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (5.96 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.41 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Excelsior

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

However, Excelsior is in Hennepin County and Hennepin County has at least 375 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Excelsior

The Power of Solar in Excelsior, MN

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Excelsior, MN

Solar Radiation Data in Excelsior

Excelsior (MN) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5561.45 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Excelsior is July with an average of 562.63 kWhac, followed by May at 559.9 kWhac and June at 548.23 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Excelsior (Minnesota) are November with an average of 296.41 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 301.72 kWhac and January at 408.86 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Excelsior

Excelsior Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Excelsior averaged 13.36 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2017, which was about 3% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.02¢/kWh in May. [3]

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Excelsior Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Minnesota averaged $9.75 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in May 2017, which was approximately 26% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $13.21 per Mcf in May. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Excelsior

Solar Energy Contractors in Excelsior

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Excelsior

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Excelsior

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

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Weather Forecast for Excelsior, MN [5]

Tue Aug 22
52°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 52°F
Max: 52°F
Light breeze: 2 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 85%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Aug 23
72°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 51°F
Max: 74°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 81%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Aug 24
65°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 56°F
Max: 67°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 96%
Cloud cover: 64%
Fri Aug 25
57°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 61°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 92%
Sat Aug 26
68°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 55°F
Max: 68°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 64%
Sun Aug 27
67°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 67°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 81%

More about Excelsior

About Excelsior

The city of Excelsior, MN in Hennepin County has an approximate population of 2,188. [6]

Excelsior Solar Power

Excelsior, MN Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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