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Solar Energy in Lake Forest, IL

Solar Energy in Lake Forest

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Lake Forest with an average of 6.2 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Lake Forest

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Lake Forest

The total length of the day in Lake Forest, IL today (September 26, 2022) will be 11 hours and 58 minutes. [More]

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Lake Forest, IL Solar Energy

Solar Power in Lake Forest, IL

Solar Energy Data in Lake Forest, IL

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Lake Forest, IL

Solar Radiation Data in Lake Forest

Based on historical Lake Forest, 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 Lake Forest. [1]

Lake Forest has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.88 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.81 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Lake Forest that are always titled at the latitude of Lake Forest (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.52 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.88 kWh/m2/day and approximately 19% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.81 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 Lake Forest

Solar Radiation Data in Lake Forest, IL

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Lake Forest, IL

Solar Radiation Data in Lake Forest

Lake Forest, 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 Lake Forest is July with an average of 6.2 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.99 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.92 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Lake Forest (Illinois) are December with an average of 2.94 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.05 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.47 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Lake Forest

The average monthly solar radiation level in Lake Forest, 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: Lake Forest vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Lake Forest

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 26, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:43 am
    • Sunset: 6:41 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:58
Solar Energy Statistics for Lake Forest

Best Months for Solar in Lake Forest

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.2 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.78 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (5.18 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.22 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Lake Forest

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Solar Power Output in Lake Forest

The Power of Solar in Lake Forest, IL

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Lake Forest, IL

Solar Radiation Data in Lake Forest

Lake Forest (IL) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5560.79 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Lake Forest is July with an average of 574.69 kWhac, followed by May at 563.33 kWhac and August at 559.17 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Lake Forest (Illinois) are December with an average of 308.52 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 322.64 kWhac and November at 345.76 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Lake Forest

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Weather Forecast for Lake Forest, IL [5]

Mon Sep 26
59°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 50°F
Max: 60°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 7%
Tue Sep 27
54°F
Few Clouds
Min: 44°F
Max: 56°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 18%
Wed Sep 28
56°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 43°F
Max: 57°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 25%
Thu Sep 29
61°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 49°F
Max: 61°F
Light breeze: 7 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 10%
Fri Sep 30
64°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 64°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 1%
Sat Oct 1
65°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 56°F
Max: 65°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Lake Forest

About Lake Forest

The city of Lake Forest, IL in Lake County has an approximate population of 19,375. [6]

Lake Forest Solar Power

Lake Forest, IL Solar Energy

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

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