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Solar Energy in Fairburn, SD

Solar Energy in Fairburn

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Fairburn with an average of 6.4 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Fairburn

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Fairburn

The total length of the day in Fairburn, SD today (November 18, 2017) will be 09 hours and 30 minutes. [More]

Fairburn, SD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Fairburn, SD

Solar Energy Data in Fairburn, SD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Fairburn, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Fairburn

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

Fairburn has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.33 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 19% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.37 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Fairburn that are always titled at the latitude of Fairburn (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.29 kWh/m2/day, or about 22% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.33 kWh/m2/day and approximately 1% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.37 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 Fairburn

Solar Radiation Data in Fairburn, SD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Fairburn, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Fairburn

Fairburn, SD has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.21 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Fairburn is August with an average of 6.4 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 6.37 kWh/m2/day and June at 6.16 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Fairburn (South Dakota) are December with an average of 3.54 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.8 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.94 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Fairburn

The average monthly solar radiation level in Fairburn, SD, of 5.21 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 40% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 21% 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 Fairburn 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 Fairburn

Sunrise / Sunset in Fairburn

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 18, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:53 am
    • Sunset: 4:23 pm
    • Solar Noon: 11:38 am
    • Length of Day: 09:30
Solar Energy Statistics for Fairburn

Best Months for Solar in Fairburn

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.4 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.53 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.52 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.02 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Fairburn

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

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

Solar Power Output in Fairburn

The Power of Solar in Fairburn, SD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Fairburn, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Fairburn

Fairburn (SD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6117.14 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Fairburn is July with an average of 604.19 kWhac, followed by August at 603.25 kWhac and June at 577.02 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Fairburn (South Dakota) are December with an average of 368.19 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 395.3 kWhac and January at 402.63 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Fairburn

Fairburn Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Fairburn averaged 12.44 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2017, which was about 6% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.19¢/kWh in August. [3]

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Fairburn Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in South Dakota averaged $14.72 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2017, which was approximately 19% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.09 per Mcf in August. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Fairburn

Solar Energy Contractors in Fairburn

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Fairburn

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Fairburn

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

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Weather Forecast for Fairburn, SD [5]

Sat Nov 18
27°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 17°F
Max: 27°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Nov 19
47°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 19°F
Max: 53°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Nov 20
51°F
Few Clouds
Min: 32°F
Max: 52°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 20%
Tue Nov 21
37°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 32°F
Max: 39°F
: 5 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 13%
Wed Nov 22
53°F
Light Rain
Min: 29°F
Max: 53°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 23%
Thu Nov 23
60°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 35°F
Max: 60°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 5%

More about Fairburn

About Fairburn

The town of Fairburn, SD in Custer County has an approximate population of 85. [6]

Fairburn Solar Power

Fairburn, SD Solar Energy

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

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