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Solar Energy in Hill City, SD

Solar Energy in Hill City

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Hill City with an average of 6.39 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Hill City

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Hill City

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

Hill City, SD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Hill City, SD

Solar Energy Data in Hill City, SD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Hill City, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Hill City

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

Hill City has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.33 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 23% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.65 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Hill City that are always titled at the latitude of Hill City (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.43 kWh/m2/day, or about 25% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.33 kWh/m2/day and approximately 4% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.65 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 Hill City

Solar Radiation Data in Hill City, SD

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Hill City.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Hill City, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Hill City

Hill City, 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 Hill City is August with an average of 6.39 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 6.36 kWh/m2/day and June at 6.15 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Hill City (South Dakota) are December with an average of 3.55 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: Hill City vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Hill City

The average monthly solar radiation level in Hill City, 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 Hill City 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 Hill City

Sunrise / Sunset in Hill City

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 24, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:44 am
    • Sunset: 6:46 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:45 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:02
Solar Energy Statistics for Hill City

Best Months for Solar in Hill City

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.39 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (6.27 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.17 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.76 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Hill City

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

However, Hill City is in Pennington County and Pennington County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Hill City

The Power of Solar in Hill City, SD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Hill City, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Hill City

Hill City (SD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6115.38 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Hill City is July with an average of 603.03 kWhac, followed by August at 602.56 kWhac and June at 575.79 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Hill City (South Dakota) are December with an average of 368.91 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 395.87 kWhac and January at 403.3 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Hill City

Hill City Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Hill City 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]

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Hill City 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 Hill City

Solar Energy Contractors in Hill City

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Hill City

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Hill City

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

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Weather Forecast for Hill City, SD [5]

Sat Sep 23
42°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 41°F
Max: 42°F
Light breeze: 3 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 99%
Cloud cover: 92%
Sun Sep 24
46°F
Light Rain
Min: 38°F
Max: 48°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 82%
Cloud cover: 44%
Mon Sep 25
45°F
Light Rain
Min: 38°F
Max: 46°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 88%
Cloud cover: 56%
Tue Sep 26
56°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 27°F
Max: 56°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Sep 27
61°F
Light Rain
Min: 32°F
Max: 61°F
Light breeze: 2 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Sep 28
62°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 34°F
Max: 62°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 2%

More about Hill City

About Hill City

The city of Hill City, SD in Pennington County has an approximate population of 948. [6]

Hill City Solar Power

Hill City, SD Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

The solar energy that strikes the Earth in one hour could provide all of the Earth's energy needs for a complete year.

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