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Solar Energy in Kensington, MN

Solar Energy in Kensington

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Kensington with an average of 5.71 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Kensington

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Kensington

The total length of the day in Kensington, MN today (August 22, 2017) will be 13 hours and 45 minutes. [More]

Kensington, MN Solar Energy

Solar Power in Kensington, MN

Solar Energy Data in Kensington, MN

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Kensington, MN

Solar Radiation Data in Kensington

Based on historical Kensington, 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 Kensington. [1]

Kensington has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.8 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 9% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.16 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Kensington that are always titled at the latitude of Kensington (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.48 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.8 kWh/m2/day and approximately 8% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.16 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 Kensington

Solar Radiation Data in Kensington, MN

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Kensington, MN

Solar Radiation Data in Kensington

Kensington, 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 Kensington is July with an average of 5.71 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 Kensington (Minnesota) are December with an average of 2.51 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: Kensington vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Kensington

The average monthly solar radiation level in Kensington, 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 (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 Kensington 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 Kensington

Sunrise / Sunset in Kensington

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 22, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:32 am
    • Sunset: 8:18 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:25 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:45
Solar Energy Statistics for Kensington

Best Months for Solar in Kensington

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.71 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.16 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (6.37 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.58 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Kensington

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

However, Kensington is in Douglas County and Douglas County has at least 2 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Kensington

The Power of Solar in Kensington, MN

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Kensington, MN

Solar Radiation Data in Kensington

Kensington (MN) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5518.52 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Kensington is March with an average of 552.24 kWhac, followed by July at 548.14 kWhac and May at 540.45 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Kensington (Minnesota) are December with an average of 271.1 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 332.07 kWhac and January at 382.5 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Kensington

Kensington Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Kensington 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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Kensington 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 Kensington

Solar Energy Contractors in Kensington

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Kensington

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Kensington

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

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Weather Forecast for Kensington, MN [5]

Tue Aug 22
70°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 55°F
Max: 71°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 84%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Aug 23
70°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 48°F
Max: 71°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 89%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Aug 24
72°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 73°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 80%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Aug 25
67°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 50°F
Max: 68°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 11%
Sat Aug 26
68°F
Light Rain
Min: 56°F
Max: 71°F
High wind, near gale: 16 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 48%
Sun Aug 27
73°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 65°F
Max: 73°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 61%

More about Kensington

About Kensington

The city of Kensington, MN in Douglas County has an approximate population of 292. [6]

Kensington Solar Power

Kensington, MN Solar Energy

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

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