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Solar Energy in Harrisburg, SD

Solar Energy in Harrisburg

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Harrisburg with an average of 6.28 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Harrisburg

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Harrisburg

The total length of the day in Harrisburg, SD today (September 24, 2017) will be 12 hours and 02 minutes. [More]

Harrisburg, SD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Harrisburg, SD

Solar Energy Data in Harrisburg, SD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Harrisburg, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Harrisburg

Based on historical Harrisburg, 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 Harrisburg. [1]

Harrisburg has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 9% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.4 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Harrisburg that are always titled at the latitude of Harrisburg (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.73 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4 kWh/m2/day and approximately 8% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.4 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 Harrisburg

Solar Radiation Data in Harrisburg, SD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Harrisburg, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Harrisburg

Harrisburg, SD has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.81 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Harrisburg is July with an average of 6.28 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.96 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.91 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Harrisburg (South Dakota) are December with an average of 2.8 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.2 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.56 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Harrisburg

The average monthly solar radiation level in Harrisburg, SD, of 4.81 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 Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg

Sunrise / Sunset in Harrisburg

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 24, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:17 am
    • Sunset: 7:19 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:18 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:02
Solar Energy Statistics for Harrisburg

Best Months for Solar in Harrisburg

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.28 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.16 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (6.29 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.62 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Harrisburg

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

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

Solar Power Output in Harrisburg

The Power of Solar in Harrisburg, SD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Harrisburg, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Harrisburg

Harrisburg (SD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5676.5 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Harrisburg is July with an average of 587.7 kWhac, followed by August at 564.83 kWhac and June at 548.3 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Harrisburg (South Dakota) are December with an average of 300.61 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 322.55 kWhac and January at 388.54 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Harrisburg

Harrisburg Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Harrisburg averaged 12.57 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2017, which was about 5% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.22¢/kWh in June. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Harrisburg

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Harrisburg Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in South Dakota averaged $12.11 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2017, which was approximately 24% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.98 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Harrisburg

Solar Energy Contractors in Harrisburg

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in Harrisburg

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Harrisburg

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

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Weather Forecast for Harrisburg, SD [5]

Sat Sep 23
62°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 62°F
Max: 65°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 94%
Cloud cover: 68%
Sun Sep 24
78°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 60°F
Max: 78°F
: 17 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 68%
Mon Sep 25
54°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 51°F
Max: 57°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 92%
Tue Sep 26
56°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 41°F
Max: 57°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Sep 27
69°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 41°F
Max: 69°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 3%
Thu Sep 28
71°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 42°F
Max: 71°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Harrisburg

About Harrisburg

The city of Harrisburg, SD in Lincoln County has an approximate population of 4,089. [6]

Harrisburg Solar Power

Harrisburg, SD Solar Energy

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

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