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Solar Energy in Opdyke West, TX

Solar Energy in Opdyke West

The month of June has the highest historical solar radition values in Opdyke West with an average of 6.46 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Opdyke West

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Opdyke West

The total length of the day in Opdyke West, TX today (January 15, 2019) will be 10 hours and 11 minutes. [More]

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Opdyke West, TX Solar Energy

Solar Power in Opdyke West, TX

Solar Energy Data in Opdyke West, TX

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Opdyke West, TX

Solar Radiation Data in Opdyke West

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

Opdyke West has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 5.43 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 17% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 6.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Opdyke West that are always titled at the latitude of Opdyke West (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 6.25 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 5.43 kWh/m2/day and approximately 5% less than the average monthly DNI of 6.58 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.

Solar Radiation Levels in Opdyke West

Solar Radiation Data in Opdyke West, TX

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Opdyke West.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Opdyke West, TX

Solar Radiation Data in Opdyke West

Opdyke West, TX has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.85 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Opdyke West is June with an average of 6.46 kWh/m2/day, followed by May at 6.44 kWh/m2/day and April at 6.4 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Opdyke West (Texas) are January with an average of 4.76 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 4.79 kWh/m2/day and November at 5.34 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Opdyke West vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Opdyke West

The average monthly solar radiation level in Opdyke West, TX, of 5.85 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 57% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 11% 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 Opdyke West 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).

Solar Data & Statistics for Opdyke West

Sunrise / Sunset in Opdyke West

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 15, 2019 [2]
    • Sunrise: 8:53 am
    • Sunset: 7:04 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:58 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:11
Solar Energy Statistics for Opdyke West

Best Months for Solar in Opdyke West

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation June (6.46 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (6.94 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (7.71 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (7.61 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Opdyke West

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the town of Opdyke West, TX at this current time.

However, Opdyke West is in Hockley County and Hockley County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Opdyke West

The Power of Solar in Opdyke West, TX

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Opdyke West, TX

Solar Radiation Data in Opdyke West

Opdyke West (TX) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6707.44 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Opdyke West is March with an average of 625.59 kWhac, followed by May at 619.81 kWhac and October at 604.34 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Opdyke West (Texas) are December with an average of 483.87 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 488.07 kWhac and February at 502.5 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Opdyke West

Opdyke West Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Opdyke West averaged 11.69 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2018, which was about 9% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.87¢/kWh in October. [3]

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Opdyke West Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Texas averaged $16.96 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2018, which was approximately 38% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $12.26 per Mcf in October. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Opdyke West

Solar Energy Contractors in Opdyke West

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Opdyke West, TX.

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Solar Energy Equipment in Opdyke West

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Opdyke West, TX.

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Opdyke West

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Opdyke West, TX.

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Weather Forecast for Opdyke West, TX [5]

Tue Jan 15
59°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 38°F
Max: 59°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Jan 16
60°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 34°F
Max: 64°F
High wind, near gale: 14 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jan 17
57°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 39°F
Max: 63°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Jan 18
58°F
Light Rain
Min: 33°F
Max: 58°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 22%
Sat Jan 19
48°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 38°F
Max: 49°F
High wind, near gale: 15 mps
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Jan 20
62°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 39°F
Max: 62°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Opdyke West

About Opdyke West

The town of Opdyke West, TX in Hockley County has an approximate population of 174. [6]

Opdyke West Solar Power

Opdyke West, TX Solar Energy

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

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