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Solar Energy in North Plains, OR

Solar Energy in North Plains

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in North Plains with an average of 6.01 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in North Plains

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

Sunrise & Sunset in North Plains

The total length of the day in North Plains, OR today (September 25, 2017) will be 11 hours and 58 minutes. [More]

North Plains, OR Solar Energy

Solar Power in North Plains, OR

Solar Energy Data in North Plains, OR

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for North Plains, OR

Solar Radiation Data in North Plains

Based on historical North Plains, 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 North Plains. [1]

North Plains has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.63 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in North Plains that are always titled at the latitude of North Plains (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.16 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.63 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.57 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 North Plains

Solar Radiation Data in North Plains, OR

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in North Plains.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for North Plains, OR

Solar Radiation Data in North Plains

North Plains, OR has a average annual solar radiation value of 3.94 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in North Plains is July with an average of 6.01 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.55 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.3 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in North Plains (Oregon) are December with an average of 1.46 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 2 kWh/m2/day and January at 2.07 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar Power Comparison: North Plains vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in North Plains

The average monthly solar radiation level in North Plains, OR, of 3.94 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 6% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 40% 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 North Plains 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 North Plains

Sunrise / Sunset in North Plains

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 25, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:04 am
    • Sunset: 7:02 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:03 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:58
Solar Energy Statistics for North Plains

Best Months for Solar in North Plains

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.01 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.19 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (6.36 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.6 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in North Plains

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

However, North Plains is in Washington County and Washington County has at least 356 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in North Plains

The Power of Solar in North Plains, OR

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for North Plains, OR

Solar Radiation Data in North Plains

North Plains (OR) has a average annual solar AC output value of 4559.88 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in North Plains is July with an average of 571.02 kWhac, followed by August at 525.76 kWhac and May at 517.79 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in North Plains (Oregon) are December with an average of 152.67 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 196.53 kWhac and January at 214.67 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in North Plains

North Plains Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in North Plains 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: North Plains

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North Plains 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 North Plains

Solar Energy Contractors in North Plains

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

Our search for solar contractors companies located in North Plains produced no matches.

Solar Energy Equipment in North Plains

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

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Our search for companies selling solar parts located in North Plains produced no matches.

Energy Conservation Consultants in North Plains

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

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Weather Forecast for North Plains, OR [5]

Sun Sep 24
54°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 54°F
Light breeze: 2 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 94%
Cloud cover: 48%
Mon Sep 25
65°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 51°F
Max: 65°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 68%
Tue Sep 26
70°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 48°F
Max: 71°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Sep 27
76°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 56°F
Max: 76°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Sep 28
69°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 51°F
Max: 76°F
Light breeze: 2 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 4%
Fri Sep 29
62°F
Light Rain
Min: 51°F
Max: 62°F
Light breeze: 3 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 90%

More about North Plains

About North Plains

The city of North Plains, OR in Washington County has an approximate population of 1,947. [6]

North Plains Solar Power

North Plains, OR Solar Energy

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

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