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Solar Energy in Florence, SD

Solar Energy in Florence

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Florence with an average of 6.22 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Florence

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Florence

The total length of the day in Florence, SD today (July 19, 2018) will be 15 hours and 06 minutes. [More]

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Florence, SD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Florence, SD

Solar Energy Data in Florence, SD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Florence, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Florence

Based on historical Florence, 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 Florence. [1]

Florence has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.9 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 9% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.27 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Florence that are always titled at the latitude of Florence (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.59 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.9 kWh/m2/day and approximately 7% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.27 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 Florence

Solar Radiation Data in Florence, SD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Florence, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Florence

Florence, SD has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.92 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Florence is July with an average of 6.22 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.15 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.73 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Florence (South Dakota) are December with an average of 3.01 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.61 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.65 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Florence

The average monthly solar radiation level in Florence, SD, of 4.92 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 32% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 25% 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 Florence 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 Florence

Sunrise / Sunset in Florence

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 19, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:02 am
    • Sunset: 9:09 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:35 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:06
Solar Energy Statistics for Florence

Best Months for Solar in Florence

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.22 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.3 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (6.71 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.73 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Florence

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

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

Solar Power Output in Florence

The Power of Solar in Florence, SD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Florence, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Florence

Florence (SD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5812.06 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Florence is August with an average of 587.73 kWhac, followed by July at 583.87 kWhac and May at 550.32 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Florence (South Dakota) are December with an average of 326.65 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 363.83 kWhac and January at 398.89 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Florence

Florence Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Florence 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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Florence 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 Florence

Solar Energy Contractors in Florence

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

Our search for solar contractors companies located in Florence produced no matches.

Solar Energy Equipment in Florence

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

Sorry, no local business selling solar equipment were found.

Our search for companies selling solar parts located in Florence produced no matches.

Energy Conservation Consultants in Florence

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

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Weather Forecast for Florence, SD [5]

Thu Jul 19
64°F
Light Rain
Min: 55°F
Max: 64°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 95%
Cloud cover: 68%
Fri Jul 20
71°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 58°F
Max: 71°F
High wind, near gale: 16 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 32%
Sat Jul 21
71°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 57°F
Max: 74°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 90%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Jul 22
74°F
Light Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 77°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Jul 23
73°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 63°F
Max: 77°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 5%
Tue Jul 24
68°F
Light Rain
Min: 57°F
Max: 70°F
High wind, near gale: 13 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 7%

More about Florence

About Florence

The town of Florence, SD in Codington County has an approximate population of 374. [6]

Florence Solar Power

Florence, SD Solar Energy

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

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