Minnesota Sunlight Hours & Renewable Energy Information
Quick Green Energy Summary for Minnesota
State Sunlight Rank: 27/50
Average Annual Sunlight Hours: 2700 hours
Clear Days: 95 days per year
Summer Peak Sun Hours: 5.43 hours per day
Winter Peak Sun Hours: 3.53 hours per day
Average Peak Sun Hours: 4.53 hours per day
State Wind Rank : 10/50
Average Annual Wind Speed: 10.36 miles per hour
When pricing and calculating how solar panels will work for your home or business it is best to use a conservative sunlight hour estimate.
A lot of variables factor into accurate estimates and not every hour of sunlight is equal. For example, the tilt of the solar panels,
sporadic cloud coverage, time of year, angle of the sun are just a few factors of many that can cause a variety in daily output.
A yearly average specifically looking at peak daily sunlight hours will help eliminate the fluctuation in numbers.
Using a fixed solar panel Minnesota receives an average of 4.53 peak sun hours. These are the best hours of solar insolation.