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Solar Energy in Poplar, MT

Solar Energy in Poplar

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Poplar with an average of 6.33 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Poplar

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Poplar

The total length of the day in Poplar, MT today (August 23, 2017) will be 13 hours and 50 minutes. [More]

Poplar, MT Solar Energy

Solar Power in Poplar, MT

Solar Energy Data in Poplar, MT

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Poplar, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Poplar

Based on historical Poplar, 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 Poplar. [1]

Poplar has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.84 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 15% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.51 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Poplar that are always titled at the latitude of Poplar (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.62 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.84 kWh/m2/day and approximately 2% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.51 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 Poplar

Solar Radiation Data in Poplar, MT

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Poplar, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Poplar

Poplar, MT has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.75 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Poplar is July with an average of 6.33 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.21 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.85 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Poplar (Montana) are December with an average of 2.74 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 2.81 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.01 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Poplar

The average monthly solar radiation level in Poplar, MT, of 4.75 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 27% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is (sorry, data not currently available) the average level of 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 Poplar 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 Poplar

Sunrise / Sunset in Poplar

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:07 am
    • Sunset: 7:58 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:03 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:50
Solar Energy Statistics for Poplar

Best Months for Solar in Poplar

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.33 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.52 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.54 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.93 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Poplar

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

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

Solar Power Output in Poplar

The Power of Solar in Poplar, MT

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Poplar, MT

Solar Radiation Data in Poplar

Poplar (MT) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5610.79 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Poplar is July with an average of 595.8 kWhac, followed by August at 592.08 kWhac and May at 563.04 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Poplar (Montana) are December with an average of 294.81 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 306.7 kWhac and January at 311.04 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Poplar

Poplar Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Poplar averaged 11.29 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2017, which was about 13% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.02¢/kWh in May. [3]

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Poplar Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Montana averaged $8.07 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in May 2017, which was approximately 39% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $13.21 per Mcf in May. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Poplar

Solar Energy Contractors in Poplar

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Poplar

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Poplar

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

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Weather Forecast for Poplar, MT [5]

Tue Aug 22
53°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 53°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Aug 23
83°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 50°F
Max: 88°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Aug 24
85°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 62°F
Max: 91°F
High wind, near gale: 17 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Aug 25
79°F
Light Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 84°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 32%
Sat Aug 26
68°F
Light Rain
Min: 55°F
Max: 74°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 11%
Sun Aug 27
77°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 50°F
Max: 81°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Poplar

About Poplar

The city of Poplar, MT in Roosevelt County has an approximate population of 810. [6]

Poplar Solar Power

Poplar, MT Solar Energy

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

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