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Solar Energy in Forest Park, IL

Solar Energy in Forest Park

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Forest Park with an average of 6.25 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Forest Park

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Forest Park

The total length of the day in Forest Park, IL today (June 15, 2024) will be 15 hours and 17 minutes. [More]

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Forest Park, IL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Forest Park, IL

Solar Energy Data in Forest Park, IL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Forest Park, IL

Solar Radiation Data in Forest Park

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

Forest Park has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.87 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.71 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Forest Park that are always titled at the latitude of Forest Park (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.5 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.87 kWh/m2/day and approximately 21% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.71 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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 Forest Park

Solar Radiation Data in Forest Park, IL

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Forest Park.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Forest Park, IL

Solar Radiation Data in Forest Park

Forest Park, IL has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.8 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Forest Park is July with an average of 6.25 kWh/m2/day, followed by June at 5.83 kWh/m2/day and August at 5.81 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Forest Park (Illinois) are December with an average of 2.89 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.48 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.49 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Forest Park vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Forest Park

The average monthly solar radiation level in Forest Park, IL, of 4.8 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 22% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 27% less than the average level of 6.61 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: Forest Park vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Forest Park 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 Forest Park

Sunrise / Sunset in Forest Park

  • Sunrise/Sunset for June 15, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:13 am
    • Sunset: 8:30 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:17
Solar Energy Statistics for Forest Park

Best Months for Solar in Forest Park

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.25 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.74 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.99 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.15 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Forest Park

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Solar Power Output in Forest Park

The Power of Solar in Forest Park, IL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Forest Park, IL

Solar Radiation Data in Forest Park

Forest Park (IL) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5539.96 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Forest Park is July with an average of 578.69 kWhac, followed by August at 542 kWhac and June at 535.82 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Forest Park (Illinois) are December with an average of 304.89 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 345.03 kWhac and January at 363.51 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Forest Park

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Forest Park Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Forest Park, IL [5]

Sat Jun 15
83°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 63°F
Max: 86°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 78%
Sun Jun 16
84°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 70°F
Max: 90°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 94%
Mon Jun 17
93°F
Light Rain
Min: 76°F
Max: 96°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 17%
Tue Jun 18
79°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 76°F
Max: 89°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 92%
Wed Jun 19
90°F
Light Rain
Min: 75°F
Max: 90°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 42%
Cloud cover: 70%
Thu Jun 20
79°F
Light Rain
Min: 66°F
Max: 81°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Forest Park

About Forest Park

The village of Forest Park, IL in Cook County has an approximate population of 14,167. [6]

Forest Park Solar Power

Forest Park, IL Solar Energy

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