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Solar Energy in Glendive, MT

Solar Energy in Glendive

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Glendive with an average of 6.58 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Glendive

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Glendive

The total length of the day in Glendive, MT today (July 25, 2017) will be 15 hours and 06 minutes. [More]

Glendive, MT Solar Energy

Solar Power in Glendive, MT

Solar Energy Data in Glendive, MT

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Glendive, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Glendive

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

Glendive has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.04 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 19% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.01 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Glendive that are always titled at the latitude of Glendive (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.97 kWh/m2/day, or about 23% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.04 kWh/m2/day and approximately 1% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.01 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 Glendive

Solar Radiation Data in Glendive, MT

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Glendive, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Glendive

Glendive, 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 Glendive is August with an average of 6.58 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 6.49 kWh/m2/day and June at 6.03 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Glendive (Montana) are December with an average of 2.99 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.25 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.43 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Glendive

The average monthly solar radiation level in Glendive, 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 Glendive 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 Glendive

Sunrise / Sunset in Glendive

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 25, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:31 am
    • Sunset: 8:38 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:05 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:06
Solar Energy Statistics for Glendive

Best Months for Solar in Glendive

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.76 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.88 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.18 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Glendive

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

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

Solar Power Output in Glendive

The Power of Solar in Glendive, MT

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Glendive, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Glendive

Glendive (MT) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5805.49 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Glendive is August with an average of 619.9 kWhac, followed by July at 606.76 kWhac and May at 564.37 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Glendive (Montana) are December with an average of 319.2 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 346.25 kWhac and January at 351.77 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Glendive

Glendive Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Glendive averaged 11.29 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2017, which was about 11% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.70¢/kWh in May. [3]

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Glendive 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 Glendive

Solar Energy Contractors in Glendive

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Glendive

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Glendive

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

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Weather Forecast for Glendive, MT [5]

Tue Jul 25
79°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 67°F
Max: 79°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 26%
Cloud cover: 32%
Wed Jul 26
86°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 60°F
Max: 89°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 26%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jul 27
89°F
Light Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 92°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 36%
Fri Jul 28
91°F
Light Rain
Min: 72°F
Max: 93°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Jul 29
94°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 67°F
Max: 95°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Jul 30
93°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 93°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 8%

More about Glendive

About Glendive

The city of Glendive, MT in Dawson County has an approximate population of 4,935. [6]

Glendive Solar Power

Glendive, MT Solar Energy

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

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