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Solar Energy in Summit, SD

Solar Energy in Summit

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

Solar Panels in Summit

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Summit

The total length of the day in Summit, SD today (September 21, 2018) will be 12 hours and 12 minutes. [More]

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Summit, SD Solar Energy

Solar Power in Summit, SD

Solar Energy Data in Summit, SD

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Summit, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Summit

Based on historical Summit, 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 Summit. [1]

Summit has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.82 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 9% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.19 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Summit that are always titled at the latitude of Summit (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.47 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.82 kWh/m2/day and approximately 7% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.19 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 Summit

Solar Radiation Data in Summit, SD

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Summit, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Summit

Summit, 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 Summit is July with an average of 6.21 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.15 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.72 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Summit (South Dakota) are December with an average of 3.01 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.62 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.65 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Summit

The average monthly solar radiation level in Summit, 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 Summit 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 Summit

Sunrise / Sunset in Summit

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 21, 2018 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:14 am
    • Sunset: 7:27 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:20 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:12
Solar Energy Statistics for Summit

Best Months for Solar in Summit

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.21 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.27 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (6.73 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.72 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Summit

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

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

Solar Power Output in Summit

The Power of Solar in Summit, SD

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Summit, SD

Solar Radiation Data in Summit

Summit (SD) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5809.9 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Summit is August with an average of 587.06 kWhac, followed by July at 582.8 kWhac and May at 549.47 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Summit (South Dakota) are December with an average of 327.18 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 364.3 kWhac and January at 399.45 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Summit

Summit Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Summit averaged 12.39 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2018, which was about 5% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.02¢/kWh in June. [3]

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Summit Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in South Dakota averaged $11.90 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2018, which was approximately 28% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $16.53 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Summit

Solar Energy Contractors in Summit

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Summit

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Summit

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

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Weather Forecast for Summit, SD [5]

Thu Sep 20
52°F
Light Rain
Min: 48°F
Max: 52°F
Gale: 18 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 100%
Cloud cover: 92%
Fri Sep 21
51°F
Light Rain
Min: 41°F
Max: 54°F
High wind, near gale: 16 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 81%
Cloud cover: 8%
Sat Sep 22
62°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 44°F
Max: 66°F
High wind, near gale: 15 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 75%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Sep 23
70°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 56°F
Max: 71°F
High wind, near gale: 16 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 1%
Mon Sep 24
64°F
Light Rain
Min: 48°F
Max: 64°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 46%
Tue Sep 25
57°F
Light Rain
Min: 46°F
Max: 57°F
High wind, near gale: 15 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 10%

More about Summit

About Summit

The town of Summit, SD in Roberts County has an approximate population of 288. [6]

Summit Solar Power

Summit, SD Solar Energy

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

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