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Solar Energy in Mountain Lake, MN

Solar Energy in Mountain Lake

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Mountain Lake with an average of 6.26 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Mountain Lake

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Mountain Lake

The total length of the day in Mountain Lake, MN today (September 19, 2017) will be 12 hours and 17 minutes. [More]

Mountain Lake, MN Solar Energy

Solar Power in Mountain Lake, MN

Solar Energy Data in Mountain Lake, MN

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Mountain Lake, MN

Solar Radiation Data in Mountain Lake

Based on historical Mountain Lake, 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 Mountain Lake. [1]

Mountain Lake has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.9 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 8% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.22 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Mountain Lake that are always titled at the latitude of Mountain Lake (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.58 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.9 kWh/m2/day and approximately 9% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.22 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 Mountain Lake

Solar Radiation Data in Mountain Lake, MN

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Mountain Lake.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Mountain Lake, MN

Solar Radiation Data in Mountain Lake

Mountain Lake, MN has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.81 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Mountain Lake is July with an average of 6.26 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.93 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.9 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Mountain Lake (Minnesota) are December with an average of 2.81 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.21 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Power Comparison: Mountain Lake vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Mountain Lake

The average monthly solar radiation level in Mountain Lake, MN, of 4.81 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 29% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 27% 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 Mountain Lake 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 Mountain Lake

Sunrise / Sunset in Mountain Lake

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 19, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:04 am
    • Sunset: 7:21 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:13 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:17
Solar Energy Statistics for Mountain Lake

Best Months for Solar in Mountain Lake

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.26 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.18 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (6.33 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.63 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Mountain Lake

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

However, Mountain Lake is in Cottonwood County and Cottonwood County has at least 4 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Mountain Lake

The Power of Solar in Mountain Lake, MN

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Mountain Lake, MN

Solar Radiation Data in Mountain Lake

Mountain Lake (MN) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5672.13 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Mountain Lake is July with an average of 585.63 kWhac, followed by August at 563.59 kWhac and June at 546.15 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Mountain Lake (Minnesota) are December with an average of 301.49 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 323.32 kWhac and January at 389.74 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Mountain Lake

Mountain Lake Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Mountain Lake averaged 13.96 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2017, which was about 6% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.22¢/kWh in June. [3]

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Mountain Lake Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Minnesota averaged $12.55 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2017, which was approximately 21% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.98 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Mountain Lake

Solar Energy Contractors in Mountain Lake

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Mountain Lake

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Mountain Lake

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

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Weather Forecast for Mountain Lake, MN [5]

Mon Sep 18
64°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 64°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 92%
Tue Sep 19
72°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 76°F
Gale: 18 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 89%
Cloud cover: 24%
Wed Sep 20
67°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 48°F
Max: 69°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 80%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Sep 21
75°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 51°F
Max: 81°F
Gale: 17 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 69%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Sep 22
75°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 76°F
Severe Gale: 23 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 97%
Sat Sep 23
54°F
Very Heavy Rain
Min: 51°F
Max: 56°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Mountain Lake

About Mountain Lake

The city of Mountain Lake, MN in Cottonwood County has an approximate population of 2,104. [6]

Mountain Lake Solar Power

Mountain Lake, MN Solar Energy

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

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