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Solar Power in 97203 (Portland, OR)

Solar Energy in 97203

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 97203 with an average of 6.43 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 97203

Solar panels in 97203 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 97203

The total length of the day in 97203 (Portland, OR) today (December 08, 2021) will be 8 hours and 49 minutes. [More]

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97203 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 97203 (Portland, OR)

Solar Energy Data for 97203

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 97203.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 97203

Solar Radiation Data in 97203

Based on historical 97203 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 97203. [1]

The region associated with 97203 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.53 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.41 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 97203 that are always titled at the latitude of Portland (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.03 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.53 kWh/m2/day and approximately 18% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.41 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 97203

Solar Radiation Data in 97203

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 97203.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 97203

Solar Radiation Data in 97203

The region associated with 97203 has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.11 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 97203 is July with an average of 6.43 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.13 kWh/m2/day and September at 5.31 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 97203 are December with an average of 1.89 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 2.14 kWh/m2/day and January at 2.2 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 97203 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 97203

The average monthly solar radiation level in 97203, of 4.11 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 10% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 38% 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: 97203 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 97203 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 97203

Sunrise / Sunset in 97203

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 08, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:38 am
    • Sunset: 4:27 pm
    • Length of Day: 8:49
Solar Energy Statistics for 97203

Best Months for Solar in 97203

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.43 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.12 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (6.32 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.53 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 97203

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Solar Power Output in 97203

The Power of Solar in 97203

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 97203. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 97203. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 97203

Solar Radiation Data in 97203

97203 has a average annual solar AC output value of 4596.76 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 97203 is July with an average of 589.28 kWhac, followed by August at 554.6 kWhac and May at 492.89 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 97203 are December with an average of 190.72 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 203.89 kWhac and January at 219.84 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 97203 [5]

Wed Dec 8
47°F
Light Rain
Min: 38°F
Max: 48°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 37%
Thu Dec 9
40°F
Light Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 42°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 94%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Dec 10
41°F
Light Rain
Min: 38°F
Max: 42°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 92%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Dec 11
44°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 39°F
Max: 44°F
Moderate breeze: 17 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 90%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Dec 12
39°F
Light Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 40°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Dec 13
36°F
Light Snow
Min: 34°F
Max: 38°F
Light breeze: 3 mps ENE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 96%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about 97203

About 97203

The ZIP code 97203 is associated with the city of Portland in Multnomah County in Oregon.

97203 Solar Power

97203 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 97203, or for more solar-related resources for OR, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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