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Solar Energy in North Dakota

Solar Panels in North Dakota

There are currently at least 3 solar panel installations throughout the state of North Dakota right now.

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Solar Energy Levels in North Dakota

The average monthly solar radiation level in North Dakota's capital city, Bismarck, of 4.61 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 24% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 30% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ North Dakota values listed here are based on the capital, Bismarck.

Solar Radiation in North Dakota

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average North Dakota solar radiation levels compare to average levels in an area with historcially high levels (NV) and one 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).
→ North Dakota values listed here are based on the capital, Bismarck.

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Solar Installs in North Dakota

Solar Panel Installations in North Dakota

A look at solar installs in North Dakota. The chart below visualizes install totals for the top five counties in ND vs. the cumulative install total of rest of ND counties combined.

Breakdown of Solar Installs in North Dakota

There are currently at least 3 solar panel installations throughout the state of North Dakota right now. [1]

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in North Dakota
    • Cass County: 1 solar installs
    • n/a County: 0 solar installs
    • n/a County: solar installs
    • n/a County: solar installs
    • n/a County: solar installs
    • Everywhere Else: 2 solar installs

Note: Install totals presented here are those voluntarily contributed from a variety of sources including solar incentive programs, utilities, installers, and the general public. [1] Data for some states is thinner than others.

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Cost of Utilities in North Dakota

North Dakota Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in North Dakota averaged 12.22 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2017, which was approximately 7% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.19¢/kWh in August. [2]

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North Dakota Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in North Dakota averaged $20.51 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2017, which was about 13% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.09 per Mcf in August. [3]

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More about North Dakota

About North Dakota

North Dakota ranks 46th among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 672,591. [4]

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Solar Energy in ND

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in North Dakota, or for additional solar-related resources in ND, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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Cities in North Dakota

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