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Solar Energy in Bruce, SD

Solar Energy in Bruce

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Bruce with an average of 6.23 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Bruce

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Bruce

The total length of the day in Bruce, SD today (July 20, 2018) will be 15 hours and 02 minutes. [More]

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Bruce, SD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Bruce, SD

Solar Energy Data in Bruce, SD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Bruce, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Bruce

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

Bruce has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.9 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 8% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.25 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Bruce that are always titled at the latitude of Bruce (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.61 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.9 kWh/m2/day and approximately 8% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.25 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.

Solar Radiation Levels in Bruce

Solar Radiation Data in Bruce, SD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Bruce, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Bruce

Bruce, SD has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.8 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Bruce is July with an average of 6.23 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.91 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.88 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Bruce (South Dakota) are December with an average of 2.82 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.22 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Bruce

The average monthly solar radiation level in Bruce, SD, of 4.8 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 29% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 27% 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 Bruce 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).

Solar Data & Statistics for Bruce

Sunrise / Sunset in Bruce

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 20, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:02 am
    • Sunset: 9:05 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:33 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:02
Solar Energy Statistics for Bruce

Best Months for Solar in Bruce

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.23 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.26 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (6.6 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.71 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Bruce

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

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

Solar Power Output in Bruce

The Power of Solar in Bruce, SD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Bruce, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Bruce

Bruce (SD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5667.26 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Bruce is July with an average of 583.48 kWhac, followed by August at 562.25 kWhac and June at 543.9 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Bruce (South Dakota) are December with an average of 302.38 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 324.11 kWhac and January at 390.97 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Bruce

Bruce Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Bruce averaged 11.23 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2018, which was about 13% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.89¢/kWh in April. [3]

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Bruce Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in South Dakota averaged $7.04 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2018, which was approximately 30% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $10.12 per Mcf in April. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Bruce

Solar Energy Contractors in Bruce

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Bruce, SD.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Bruce

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Bruce, SD.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Bruce

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Bruce, SD.

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Weather Forecast for Bruce, SD [5]

Fri Jul 20
77°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 63°F
Max: 79°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 95%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Jul 21
72°F
Few Clouds
Min: 60°F
Max: 76°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 12%
Sun Jul 22
76°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 61°F
Max: 79°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 92%
Cloud cover: 80%
Mon Jul 23
77°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 64°F
Max: 79°F
Light breeze: 2 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 79%
Tue Jul 24
79°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 67°F
Max: 80°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 17%
Wed Jul 25
78°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 63°F
Max: 78°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 14%

More about Bruce

About Bruce

The city of Bruce, SD in Brookings County has an approximate population of 204. [6]

Bruce Solar Power

Bruce, SD Solar Energy

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

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