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Solar Energy in Hamilton, MT

Solar Energy in Hamilton

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Hamilton with an average of 6.75 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Hamilton

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Hamilton

The total length of the day in Hamilton, MT today (July 25, 2017) will be 15 hours and 01 minutes. [More]

Hamilton, MT Solar Energy

Solar Power in Hamilton, MT

Solar Energy Data in Hamilton, MT

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Hamilton, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Hamilton

Based on historical Hamilton, MT data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in Hamilton. [1]

Hamilton has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.04 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 17% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.84 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Hamilton that are always titled at the latitude of Hamilton (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.88 kWh/m2/day, or about 21% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.04 kWh/m2/day and approximately 1% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.84 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 Hamilton

Solar Radiation Data in Hamilton, MT

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Hamilton, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Hamilton

Hamilton, MT has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.29 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Hamilton is July with an average of 6.75 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.38 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.77 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Hamilton (Montana) are December with an average of 1.7 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 2.07 kWh/m2/day and November at 2.15 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Hamilton

The average monthly solar radiation level in Hamilton, MT, of 4.29 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 15% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 35% 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 Hamilton 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 Hamilton

Sunrise / Sunset in Hamilton

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 25, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:12 am
    • Sunset: 9:13 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:43 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:01
Solar Energy Statistics for Hamilton

Best Months for Solar in Hamilton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.75 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.77 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (8.04 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.26 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Hamilton

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

However, Hamilton is in Ravalli County and Ravalli County has at least 6 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Hamilton

The Power of Solar in Hamilton, MT

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Hamilton, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Hamilton

Hamilton (MT) has a average annual solar AC output value of 4975.79 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Hamilton is July with an average of 626.95 kWhac, followed by August at 597.95 kWhac and June at 535.48 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Hamilton (Montana) are December with an average of 182.15 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 217.76 kWhac and January at 222.65 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Hamilton

Hamilton Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Hamilton 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]

Solar Power Poll: Hamilton

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Hamilton 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 Hamilton

Solar Energy Contractors in Hamilton

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

Our search for solar contractors companies located in Hamilton produced no matches.

Solar Energy Equipment in Hamilton

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

Sorry, no local business selling solar equipment were found.

Our search for companies selling solar parts located in Hamilton produced no matches.

Energy Conservation Consultants in Hamilton

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

Sorry, no local energy conservation specialists were found.

Our search for energy conservation specialists located in Hamilton produced no matches.

Weather Forecast for Hamilton, MT [5]

Tue Jul 25
70°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 52°F
Max: 70°F
Light breeze: 2 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 15%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Jul 26
73°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 47°F
Max: 79°F
Light breeze: 1 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 25%
Cloud cover: 76%
Thu Jul 27
76°F
Light Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 80°F
Light breeze: 2 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 12%
Fri Jul 28
76°F
Light Rain
Min: 53°F
Max: 80°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 54%
Sat Jul 29
78°F
Light Rain
Min: 55°F
Max: 78°F
Light breeze: 2 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 76%
Sun Jul 30
80°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 82°F
Calm: 0 mps
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Hamilton

About Hamilton

The city of Hamilton, MT in Ravalli County has an approximate population of 4,348. [6]

Hamilton Solar Power

Hamilton, MT Solar Energy

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

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