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Solar Energy in Grass Valley, OR

Solar Energy in Grass Valley

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Grass Valley with an average of 7 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Grass Valley

Solar panels in Grass Valley that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in Grass Valley

The total length of the day in Grass Valley, OR today (November 17, 2017) will be 09 hours and 24 minutes. [More]

Grass Valley, OR Solar Energy

Solar Power in Grass Valley, OR

Solar Energy Data in Grass Valley, OR

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Grass Valley, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Grass Valley

Based on historical Grass Valley, OR data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in Grass Valley. [1]

Grass Valley has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.35 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 17% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.27 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Grass Valley that are always titled at the latitude of Grass Valley (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.18 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.35 kWh/m2/day and approximately 2% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.27 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 Grass Valley

Solar Radiation Data in Grass Valley, OR

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Grass Valley.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Grass Valley, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Grass Valley

Grass Valley, OR has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.13 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Grass Valley is August with an average of 7 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 6.95 kWh/m2/day and September at 6.65 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Grass Valley (Oregon) are January with an average of 2.78 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 2.79 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.46 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Power Comparison: Grass Valley vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Grass Valley

The average monthly solar radiation level in Grass Valley, OR, of 5.13 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 38% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 22% 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 Grass Valley 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 Grass Valley

Sunrise / Sunset in Grass Valley

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 17, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:05 am
    • Sunset: 4:30 pm
    • Solar Noon: 11:48 am
    • Length of Day: 09:24
Solar Energy Statistics for Grass Valley

Best Months for Solar in Grass Valley

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (7 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (7.22 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (8.79 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.72 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Grass Valley

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

However, Grass Valley is in Sherman County and Sherman County has at least 11 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Grass Valley

The Power of Solar in Grass Valley, OR

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Grass Valley, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Grass Valley

Grass Valley (OR) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5929.56 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Grass Valley is July with an average of 655.85 kWhac, followed by August at 654.64 kWhac and September at 608.21 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Grass Valley (Oregon) are December with an average of 291.39 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 294.41 kWhac and November at 341.29 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Grass Valley

Grass Valley Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Grass Valley averaged 10.93 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2017, which was about 17% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.19¢/kWh in August. [3]

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Grass Valley Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Oregon averaged $16.94 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2017, which was approximately 6% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.09 per Mcf in August. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Grass Valley

Solar Energy Contractors in Grass Valley

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Grass Valley

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Grass Valley

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

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Weather Forecast for Grass Valley, OR [5]

Fri Nov 17
51°F
Light Rain
Min: 41°F
Max: 52°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 89%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Nov 18
39°F
Few Clouds
Min: 28°F
Max: 44°F
Light breeze: 3 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 92%
Cloud cover: 24%
Sun Nov 19
39°F
Light Rain
Min: 24°F
Max: 48°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 12%
Mon Nov 20
39°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 36°F
Max: 41°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 50%
Tue Nov 21
45°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 38°F
Max: 46°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 99%
Wed Nov 22
44°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 38°F
Max: 44°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 88%

More about Grass Valley

About Grass Valley

The city of Grass Valley, OR in Sherman County has an approximate population of 164. [6]

Grass Valley Solar Power

Grass Valley, OR Solar Energy

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

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