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Solar Power in Oregon
Solar Energy Levels in Oregon
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Solar Radiation in Oregon
Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Oregon solar radiation levels compare to average levels in an area with historcially high levels (NV) and one with historically low levels (WA). 
→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Oregon values listed here are based on the capital, Salem.
Solar Installs in Oregon
Solar Panel Installations in Oregon
A look at solar installs in Oregon. The chart below visualizes install totals for the top five counties in OR vs. the cumulative install total of rest of OR counties combined.
Breakdown of Solar Installs in Oregon
There are currently at least 4,280 solar panel installations throughout the state of Oregon right now. 
Top Five Solar Install Counties in Oregon
Multnomah County: 735 solar installs
Lane County: 655 solar installs
Washington County: 356 solar installs
Benton County: 341 solar installs
Jackson County: 294 solar installs
Everywhere Else: 1,899 solar installs
Note: Install totals presented here are those voluntarily contributed from a variety of sources including solar incentive programs, utilities, installers, and the general public.  Data for some states is thinner than others.
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Cost of Utilities in Oregon
Oregon Electricity Costs
Residential electricity prices in Oregon averaged 10.68 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in December 2018, which was approximately 14% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.47¢/kWh in December. 
Solar Power Poll: Oregon
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Oregon Natural Gas Costs
Residential natural gas prices in Oregon averaged $9.83 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in December 2018, which was about 2% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.63 per Mcf in December. 
More about Oregon
Oregon ranks 28th among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 3,831,074.