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Solar Energy in Murdo, SD

Solar Energy in Murdo

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Murdo with an average of 6.41 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Murdo

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Murdo

The total length of the day in Murdo, SD today (November 18, 2017) will be 09 hours and 29 minutes. [More]

Murdo, SD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Murdo, SD

Solar Energy Data in Murdo, SD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Murdo, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Murdo

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

Murdo has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.22 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 16% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.05 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Murdo that are always titled at the latitude of Murdo (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.94 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.22 kWh/m2/day and approximately 2% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.05 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 Murdo

Solar Radiation Data in Murdo, SD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Murdo, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Murdo

Murdo, SD has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.12 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Murdo is July with an average of 6.41 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 6.32 kWh/m2/day and August at 6.23 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Murdo (South Dakota) are December with an average of 3.16 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.66 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.79 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Murdo

The average monthly solar radiation level in Murdo, SD, of 5.12 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 37% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 22% 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 Murdo 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 Murdo

Sunrise / Sunset in Murdo

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 18, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:43 am
    • Sunset: 6:13 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:28 pm
    • Length of Day: 09:29
Solar Energy Statistics for Murdo

Best Months for Solar in Murdo

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.41 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.37 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.27 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.95 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Murdo

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

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

Solar Power Output in Murdo

The Power of Solar in Murdo, SD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Murdo, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Murdo

Murdo (SD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6013.83 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Murdo is July with an average of 605.03 kWhac, followed by June at 586.08 kWhac and August at 582.09 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Murdo (South Dakota) are December with an average of 335.68 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 366.29 kWhac and January at 411.67 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Murdo

Murdo Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Murdo 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]

Solar Power Poll: Murdo

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Murdo 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 Murdo

Solar Energy Contractors in Murdo

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Murdo

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Murdo

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

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Weather Forecast for Murdo, SD [5]

Sat Nov 18
28°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 20°F
Max: 28°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Nov 19
47°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 24°F
Max: 54°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Nov 20
54°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 33°F
Max: 56°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Nov 21
31°F
Light Rain
Min: 25°F
Max: 32°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 12%
Wed Nov 22
42°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 25°F
Max: 43°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 63%
Thu Nov 23
61°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 34°F
Max: 61°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 3%

More about Murdo

About Murdo

The city of Murdo, SD in Jones County has an approximate population of 488. [6]

Murdo Solar Power

Murdo, SD Solar Energy

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

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