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Solar Power in 97048 (Rainier, OR)

Solar Energy in 97048

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in 97048 with an average of 6.02 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 97048

Solar panels in 97048 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 97048

The total length of the day in 97048 (Rainier, OR) today (June 27, 2022) will be 15 hours and 45 minutes. [More]

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97048 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 97048 (Rainier, OR)

Solar Energy Data for 97048

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 97048.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 97048

Solar Radiation Data in 97048

Based on historical 97048 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 97048. [1]

The region associated with 97048 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.42 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.28 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 97048 that are always titled at the latitude of Rainier (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 3.92 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.42 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.28 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 97048

Solar Radiation Data in 97048

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 97048.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 97048

Solar Radiation Data in 97048

The region associated with 97048 has a average annual solar radiation value of 3.99 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 97048 is August with an average of 6.02 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.99 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 97048 are November with an average of 1.89 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 1.9 kWh/m2/day and January at 1.95 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 97048 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 97048

The average monthly solar radiation level in 97048, of 3.99 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 2% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 40% 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: 97048 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 97048 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 97048

Sunrise / Sunset in 97048

  • Sunrise/Sunset for June 27, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:22 am
    • Sunset: 9:07 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:45
Solar Energy Statistics for 97048

Best Months for Solar in 97048

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.02 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.78 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (5.72 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.17 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 97048

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 97048 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 97048

The Power of Solar in 97048

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 97048. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 97048. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 97048

Solar Radiation Data in 97048

97048 has a average annual solar AC output value of 4435.76 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 97048 is July with an average of 547.33 kWhac, followed by August at 545.45 kWhac and May at 483.26 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 97048 are November with an average of 181.48 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 190.8 kWhac and January at 195.23 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 97048 [5]

Mon Jun 27
88°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 56°F
Max: 91°F
Light breeze: 7 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Jun 28
73°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 49°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 53%
Wed Jun 29
63°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 49°F
Max: 68°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 99%
Thu Jun 30
77°F
Few Clouds
Min: 48°F
Max: 78°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 11%
Fri Jul 1
77°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 50°F
Max: 77°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 6%
Sat Jul 2
75°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 48°F
Max: 75°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about 97048

About 97048

The ZIP code 97048 is associated with the city of Rainier in Columbia County in Oregon.

97048 Solar Power

97048 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 97048, or for more solar-related resources for OR, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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