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Solar Energy in Tonka Bay, MN

Solar Energy in Tonka Bay

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

Solar Panels in Tonka Bay

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Tonka Bay

The total length of the day in Tonka Bay, MN today (October 24, 2017) will be 10 hours and 30 minutes. [More]

Tonka Bay, MN Solar Energy

Solar Power in Tonka Bay, MN

Solar Energy Data in Tonka Bay, MN

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Tonka Bay, MN

Solar Radiation Data in Tonka Bay

Based on historical Tonka Bay, 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 Tonka Bay. [1]

Tonka Bay 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 Tonka Bay that are always titled at the latitude of Tonka Bay (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 Tonka Bay

Solar Radiation Data in Tonka Bay, MN

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Tonka Bay.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Tonka Bay, MN

Solar Radiation Data in Tonka Bay

Tonka Bay, 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 Tonka Bay 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 Tonka Bay (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: Tonka Bay vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Tonka Bay

The average monthly solar radiation level in Tonka Bay, 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 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 Tonka Bay 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 Tonka Bay

Sunrise / Sunset in Tonka Bay

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 24, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:43 am
    • Sunset: 6:13 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:58 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:30
Solar Energy Statistics for Tonka Bay

Best Months for Solar in Tonka Bay

  • 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 Tonka Bay

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

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

Solar Power Output in Tonka Bay

The Power of Solar in Tonka Bay, MN

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Tonka Bay, MN

Solar Radiation Data in Tonka Bay

Tonka Bay (MN) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5561.48 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Tonka Bay is July with an average of 562.64 kWhac, followed by May at 559.91 kWhac and June at 548.24 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Tonka Bay (Minnesota) are November with an average of 296.4 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 301.72 kWhac and January at 408.86 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Tonka Bay

Tonka Bay Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Tonka Bay 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]

Solar Power Poll: Tonka Bay

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Tonka Bay 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 Tonka Bay

Solar Energy Contractors in Tonka Bay

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Tonka Bay

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Tonka Bay

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

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Weather Forecast for Tonka Bay, MN [5]

Tue Oct 24
47°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 39°F
Max: 49°F
Severe Gale: 23 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Oct 25
54°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 41°F
Max: 55°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Oct 26
55°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 55°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 88%
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%
Sun Oct 29
39°F
Light Rain
Min: 23°F
Max: 41°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 83%

More about Tonka Bay

About Tonka Bay

The city of Tonka Bay, MN in Hennepin County has an approximate population of 1,475. [6]

Tonka Bay Solar Power

Tonka Bay, MN Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Tonka Bay, MN, or for more solar-related resources for Tonka Bay, 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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