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Solar Energy in Kalispell, MT

Solar Energy in Kalispell

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Kalispell with an average of 6.25 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Kalispell

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Kalispell

The total length of the day in Kalispell, MT today (July 20, 2017) will be 15 hours and 28 minutes. [More]

Kalispell, MT Solar Energy

Solar Power in Kalispell, MT

Solar Energy Data in Kalispell, MT

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Kalispell, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Kalispell

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

Kalispell has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.76 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 17% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.54 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Kalispell that are always titled at the latitude of Kalispell (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.52 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.76 kWh/m2/day and approximately 0% less than the average monthly DNI of 4.54 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 Kalispell

Solar Radiation Data in Kalispell, MT

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Kalispell, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Kalispell

Kalispell, MT has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.17 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Kalispell is July with an average of 6.25 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.19 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.78 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Kalispell (Montana) are December with an average of 1.42 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 2.05 kWh/m2/day and November at 2.13 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Kalispell

The average monthly solar radiation level in Kalispell, MT, of 4.17 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 12% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 37% 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 Kalispell 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 Kalispell

Sunrise / Sunset in Kalispell

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 20, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:59 am
    • Sunset: 9:28 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:43 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:28
Solar Energy Statistics for Kalispell

Best Months for Solar in Kalispell

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.25 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.64 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.92 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.11 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Kalispell

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

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

Solar Power Output in Kalispell

The Power of Solar in Kalispell, MT

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Kalispell, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Kalispell

Kalispell (MT) has a average annual solar AC output value of 4873.79 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Kalispell is August with an average of 589.18 kWhac, followed by July at 588.82 kWhac and June at 539.33 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Kalispell (Montana) are December with an average of 151.5 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 214.52 kWhac and January at 220.64 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Kalispell

Kalispell Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Kalispell 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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Kalispell 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 Kalispell

Solar Energy Contractors in Kalispell

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Kalispell

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Kalispell

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

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Weather Forecast for Kalispell, MT [5]

Wed Jul 19
51°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 51°F
Max: 51°F
Light breeze: 2 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jul 20
72°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 46°F
Max: 76°F
Light breeze: 3 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 56%
Fri Jul 21
69°F
Few Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 20%
Sat Jul 22
70°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 48°F
Max: 74°F
Light breeze: 2 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 2%
Sun Jul 23
76°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 51°F
Max: 83°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Jul 24
82°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 56°F
Max: 87°F
Light breeze: 2 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 28%

More about Kalispell

About Kalispell

The city of Kalispell, MT in Flathead County has an approximate population of 19,927. [6]

Kalispell Solar Power

Kalispell, MT Solar Energy

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

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