Missouri Sunlight Hours & Renewable Energy Information
Quick Green Energy Summary for Missouri
State Sunlight Rank: 22/50
Average Annual Sunlight Hours: 2600 hours
Clear Days: 115 days per year
Summer Peak Sun Hours: 5.50 hours per day
Winter Peak Sun Hours: 3.97 hours per day
Average Peak Sun Hours : 4.73 hours per day
State Wind Rank : 43/50
Average Annual Wind Speed: 0.03 miles per hour
More Information on Missouri Green Energy
Missouri, the show me state, well show me the sunshine, ranking in the top half of all US states for average peak sun hours. So sunny that the first ever iced tea was served in this wonderful state. That’s right! Never before did people put ice in their tea. So why not become the first state in the country to go completely towards renewable energy. Well, they have the potential, and the decisions rests within the brilliant citizens of his incredible state.
Of the major cities in the state, Kansas City and Springfield have the highest average amount of peak sun hours per day. But elsewhere in the state, like St Louis, there are still plenty of sunlight hours in the day to use solar power as a competitive source of electricity compared to using fossil fuels.
Solar capacity has skyrocketed in Missouri over the past several years. Partially due to the available solar insolation and partially due to laws like net metering taking effect. Missouri is on its way to becoming a true leader in renewable energy in the United States.
Using a yearly average, there are 4.73 daily peak sun hours across the state of Missouri. This number is calculated for a fixed solar panel.
When planning and trying to understand what impact solar panels can have on your electricity bill it helps to use an average number. Throughout the year the actual daily sunlight hours will fluctuate quite a bit based on weather, clouds and a number of issues and outside variables. Using an average calculation of peak sunlight hours, the best hours for solar insolation, helps drill down what to expect for the year in Missouri. On a day to day basis expect to see a wide range of output.