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Solar Energy in Mellette, SD

Solar Energy in Mellette

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Mellette with an average of 6.21 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Mellette

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Mellette

The total length of the day in Mellette, SD today (September 24, 2017) will be 12 hours and 01 minutes. [More]

Mellette, SD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Mellette, SD

Solar Energy Data in Mellette, SD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Mellette, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Mellette

Based on historical Mellette, 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 Mellette. [1]

Mellette has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.94 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 11% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.43 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Mellette that are always titled at the latitude of Mellette (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.67 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.94 kWh/m2/day and approximately 5% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.43 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 Mellette

Solar Radiation Data in Mellette, SD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Mellette, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Mellette

Mellette, 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 Mellette is July with an average of 6.21 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 Mellette (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]

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

Solar Power Levels in Mellette

The average monthly solar radiation level in Mellette, 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 Mellette 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 Mellette

Sunrise / Sunset in Mellette

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 24, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:24 am
    • Sunset: 7:26 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:25 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:01
Solar Energy Statistics for Mellette

Best Months for Solar in Mellette

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.21 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.31 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (6.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.76 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Mellette

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

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

Solar Power Output in Mellette

The Power of Solar in Mellette, SD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Mellette, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Mellette

Mellette (SD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5811.21 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Mellette is August with an average of 587.46 kWhac, followed by July at 583.44 kWhac and May at 549.98 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Mellette (South Dakota) are December with an average of 326.86 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 364.02 kWhac and January at 399.11 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Mellette

Mellette Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Mellette 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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Mellette 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 Mellette

Solar Energy Contractors in Mellette

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Mellette

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Mellette

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

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Weather Forecast for Mellette, SD [5]

Sat Sep 23
53°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 53°F
Max: 55°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 98%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Sep 24
59°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 53°F
Max: 63°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 98%
Cloud cover: 92%
Mon Sep 25
51°F
Light Rain
Min: 47°F
Max: 53°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 88%
Cloud cover: 80%
Tue Sep 26
59°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 33°F
Max: 60°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Sep 27
66°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 39°F
Max: 66°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Sep 28
64°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 42°F
Max: 64°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Mellette

About Mellette

The city of Mellette, SD in Spink County has an approximate population of 210. [6]

Mellette Solar Power

Mellette, SD Solar Energy

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

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