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Solar Energy in Philip, SD

Solar Energy in Philip

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

Solar Panels in Philip

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Philip

The total length of the day in Philip, SD today (July 23, 2018) will be 14 hours and 54 minutes. [More]

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Philip, SD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Philip, SD

Solar Energy Data in Philip, SD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Philip, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Philip

Based on historical Philip, SD data, solar panels that are tilted toward the equator at an angle equal to the current latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in Philip. [1]

Philip has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.26 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 18% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.18 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Philip that are always titled at the latitude of Philip (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.18 kWh/m2/day, or about 22% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.26 kWh/m2/day and approximately equal to the average monthly DNI of 5.18 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 Philip

Solar Radiation Data in Philip, SD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Philip, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Philip

Philip, 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 Philip is August with an average of 6.39 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 6.35 kWh/m2/day and June at 6.14 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Philip (South Dakota) are December with an average of 3.55 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.81 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.95 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Philip

The average monthly solar radiation level in Philip, 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 Philip 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 Philip

Sunrise / Sunset in Philip

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 23, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:26 am
    • Sunset: 8:20 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:53 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:54
Solar Energy Statistics for Philip

Best Months for Solar in Philip

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.39 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.5 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.37 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.98 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Philip

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

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

Solar Power Output in Philip

The Power of Solar in Philip, SD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Philip, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Philip

Philip (SD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6114.54 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Philip is July with an average of 602.51 kWhac, followed by August at 602.25 kWhac and June at 575.23 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Philip (South Dakota) are December with an average of 369.23 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 396.12 kWhac and January at 403.6 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Philip

Philip Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Philip 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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Philip 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 Philip

Solar Energy Contractors in Philip

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Philip

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Philip

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

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Weather Forecast for Philip, SD [5]

Sun Jul 22
68°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 68°F
Max: 68°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 56%
Mon Jul 23
79°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Jul 24
81°F
Few Clouds
Min: 63°F
Max: 86°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 24%
Wed Jul 25
75°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 78°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 82%
Cloud cover: 12%
Thu Jul 26
77°F
Light Rain
Min: 64°F
Max: 82°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Jul 27
81°F
Light Rain
Min: 62°F
Max: 87°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 2%

More about Philip

About Philip

The city of Philip, SD in Haakon County has an approximate population of 779. [6]

Philip Solar Power

Philip, SD Solar Energy

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

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