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Solar Energy in Ekalaka, MT

Solar Energy in Ekalaka

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Ekalaka with an average of 6.62 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Ekalaka

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Ekalaka

The total length of the day in Ekalaka, MT today (July 20, 2017) will be 15 hours and 11 minutes. [More]

Ekalaka, MT Solar Energy

Solar Power in Ekalaka, MT

Solar Energy Data in Ekalaka, MT

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Ekalaka, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Ekalaka

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

Ekalaka has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.12 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 18% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.05 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Ekalaka that are always titled at the latitude of Ekalaka (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.98 kWh/m2/day, or about 21% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.12 kWh/m2/day and approximately 1% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.05 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 Ekalaka

Solar Radiation Data in Ekalaka, MT

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Ekalaka, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Ekalaka

Ekalaka, MT has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.97 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Ekalaka is August with an average of 6.62 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 6.55 kWh/m2/day and June at 6.08 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Ekalaka (Montana) are December with an average of 2.96 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.23 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.41 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Ekalaka

The average monthly solar radiation level in Ekalaka, MT, of 4.97 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 Ekalaka 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 Ekalaka

Sunrise / Sunset in Ekalaka

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 20, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:28 am
    • Sunset: 8:40 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:04 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:11
Solar Energy Statistics for Ekalaka

Best Months for Solar in Ekalaka

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.62 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.76 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (8 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.22 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Ekalaka

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

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

Solar Power Output in Ekalaka

The Power of Solar in Ekalaka, MT

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Ekalaka, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Ekalaka

Ekalaka (MT) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5816.91 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Ekalaka is August with an average of 623.28 kWhac, followed by July at 612.19 kWhac and May at 568.95 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Ekalaka (Montana) are December with an average of 316.67 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 344.08 kWhac and January at 349.48 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Ekalaka

Ekalaka Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Ekalaka 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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Ekalaka 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 Ekalaka

Solar Energy Contractors in Ekalaka

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Ekalaka

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Ekalaka

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

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Weather Forecast for Ekalaka, MT [5]

Wed Jul 19
66°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 66°F
High wind, near gale: 13 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jul 20
96°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 66°F
Max: 100°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 20%
Cloud cover: 36%
Fri Jul 21
92°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 94°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 22%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Jul 22
81°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 62°F
Max: 85°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 24%
Sun Jul 23
88°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 60°F
Max: 90°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Jul 24
90°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 64°F
Max: 92°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 2%

More about Ekalaka

About Ekalaka

The town of Ekalaka, MT in Carter County has an approximate population of 332. [6]

Ekalaka Solar Power

Ekalaka, MT Solar Energy

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

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