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Solar Energy in Brookings, OR

Solar Energy in Brookings

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Brookings with an average of 5.46 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Brookings

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Brookings

The total length of the day in Brookings, OR today (September 25, 2017) will be 11 hours and 59 minutes. [More]

Brookings, OR Solar Energy

Solar Power in Brookings, OR

Solar Energy Data in Brookings, OR

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Brookings, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Brookings

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

Brookings has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.93 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.99 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Brookings that are always titled at the latitude of Brookings (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.51 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.93 kWh/m2/day and approximately 13% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.99 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.

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Solar Radiation Levels in Brookings

Solar Radiation Data in Brookings, OR

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Brookings, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Brookings

Brookings, OR has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.46 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Brookings is July with an average of 5.46 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 5.41 kWh/m2/day and April at 5.41 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Brookings (Oregon) are January with an average of 3.15 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 3.25 kWh/m2/day and February at 3.55 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Brookings

The average monthly solar radiation level in Brookings, OR, of 4.46 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 20% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 32% 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 Brookings 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).

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Solar Data & Statistics for Brookings

Sunrise / Sunset in Brookings

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 25, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:08 am
    • Sunset: 7:08 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:08 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:59
Solar Energy Statistics for Brookings

Best Months for Solar in Brookings

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.46 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: June (5.88 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (5.86 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.55 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Brookings

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

However, Brookings is in Curry County and Curry County has at least 11 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Brookings

The Power of Solar in Brookings, OR

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Brookings, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Brookings

Brookings (OR) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5252.08 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Brookings is May with an average of 543.3 kWhac, followed by July at 539.94 kWhac and April at 527.47 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Brookings (Oregon) are January with an average of 318.46 kWhac, followed by February with an average of 323.37 kWhac and December at 325.08 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Brookings

Brookings Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Brookings averaged 10.97 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2017, which was about 17% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.22¢/kWh in June. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Brookings

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Brookings Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Oregon averaged $14.60 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2017, which was approximately 9% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.98 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Brookings

Solar Energy Contractors in Brookings

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Brookings, OR.

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Brookings

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Brookings, OR.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Brookings

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Brookings, OR.

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Weather Forecast for Brookings, OR [5]

Sun Sep 24
57°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 57°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 86%
Cloud cover: 36%
Mon Sep 25
67°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 51°F
Max: 67°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Sep 26
70°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 70°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Sep 27
73°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 54°F
Max: 73°F
Light breeze: 2 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Sep 28
66°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 56°F
Max: 70°F
Light breeze: 2 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 5%
Fri Sep 29
60°F
Light Rain
Min: 53°F
Max: 64°F
Calm: 1 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 98%

More about Brookings

About Brookings

The city of Brookings, OR in Curry County has an approximate population of 6,336. [6]

Brookings Solar Power

Brookings, OR Solar Energy

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

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