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Solar Energy in Baker, MT

Solar Energy in Baker

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Baker with an average of 6.6 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Baker

Solar panels in Baker that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in Baker

The total length of the day in Baker, MT today (July 25, 2017) will be 15 hours and 04 minutes. [More]

Baker, MT Solar Energy

Solar Power in Baker, MT

Solar Energy Data in Baker, MT

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Baker, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Baker

Based on historical Baker, MT data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in Baker. [1]

Baker has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.08 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 18% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Baker that are always titled at the latitude of Baker (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.94 kWh/m2/day, or about 21% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.08 kWh/m2/day and approximately 1% less than the average monthly DNI of 5 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 Baker

Solar Radiation Data in Baker, MT

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Baker, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Baker

Baker, MT has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.96 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Baker is August with an average of 6.6 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 6.53 kWh/m2/day and June at 6.06 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Baker (Montana) are December with an average of 2.97 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.24 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.42 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Baker

The average monthly solar radiation level in Baker, MT, of 4.96 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 33% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 25% 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 Baker 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 Baker

Sunrise / Sunset in Baker

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 25, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:31 am
    • Sunset: 8:35 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:03 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:04
Solar Energy Statistics for Baker

Best Months for Solar in Baker

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.6 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.78 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (8 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.23 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Baker

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

However, Baker is in Fallon County and Fallon County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Baker

The Power of Solar in Baker, MT

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Baker, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Baker

Baker (MT) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5812.67 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Baker is August with an average of 621.98 kWhac, followed by July at 610.08 kWhac and May at 567.17 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Baker (Montana) are December with an average of 317.68 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 344.95 kWhac and January at 350.4 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Baker

Baker Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Baker averaged 10.93 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2017, which was about 14% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.70¢/kWh in April. [3]

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Baker Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Montana averaged $7.50 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2017, which was approximately 34% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $11.38 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Baker

Solar Energy Contractors in Baker

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Baker, MT.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Baker

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Baker, MT.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Baker

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Baker, MT.

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Weather Forecast for Baker, MT [5]

Mon Jul 24
62°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 62°F
Max: 62°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 88%
Tue Jul 25
75°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 62°F
Max: 78°F
High wind, near gale: 15 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 27%
Cloud cover: 88%
Wed Jul 26
81°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 84°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jul 27
78°F
Light Rain
Min: 59°F
Max: 84°F
High wind, near gale: 16 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Jul 28
84°F
Light Rain
Min: 63°F
Max: 90°F
Light breeze: 1 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 3%
Sat Jul 29
93°F
Light Rain
Min: 63°F
Max: 93°F
: 7 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 3%

More about Baker

About Baker

The city of Baker, MT in Fallon County has an approximate population of 1,741. [6]

Baker Solar Power

Baker, MT Solar Energy

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

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