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Solar Power in 97215 (Portland, OR)

Solar Energy in 97215

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 97215 with an average of 6.5 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 97215

Solar panels in 97215 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 97215

The total length of the day in 97215 (Portland, OR) today (October 02, 2022) will be 11 hours and 38 minutes. [More]

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97215 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 97215 (Portland, OR)

Solar Energy Data for 97215

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 97215.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 97215

Solar Radiation Data in 97215

Based on historical 97215 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 97215. [1]

The region associated with 97215 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.52 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 6% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.32 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 97215 that are always titled at the latitude of Portland (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.02 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.52 kWh/m2/day and approximately 21% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.32 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 97215

Solar Radiation Data in 97215

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 97215.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 97215

Solar Radiation Data in 97215

The region associated with 97215 has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.1 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 97215 is July with an average of 6.5 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.29 kWh/m2/day and September at 5.62 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 97215 are December with an average of 1.75 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 1.86 kWh/m2/day and November at 2.3 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 97215 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 97215

The average monthly solar radiation level in 97215, of 4.1 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 4% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 38% 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: 97215 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 97215 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 97215

Sunrise / Sunset in 97215

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 02, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:10 am
    • Sunset: 6:48 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:38
Solar Energy Statistics for 97215

Best Months for Solar in 97215

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.5 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.08 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (6.03 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.46 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 97215

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 97215 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 97215

The Power of Solar in 97215

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 97215. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 97215. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 97215

Solar Radiation Data in 97215

97215 has a average annual solar AC output value of 4567.53 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 97215 is July with an average of 592.4 kWhac, followed by August at 569.18 kWhac and September at 500.39 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 97215 are December with an average of 176.77 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 187.23 kWhac and November at 220.77 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 97215 [5]

Sun Oct 2
79°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 86°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 0%
Mon Oct 3
76°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 58°F
Max: 83°F
Calm: 3 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 64%
Tue Oct 4
69°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 59°F
Max: 78°F
Calm: 3 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 61%
Wed Oct 5
69°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 58°F
Max: 80°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 6%
Thu Oct 6
66°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 58°F
Max: 77°F
Light breeze: 4 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Oct 7
69°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 59°F
Max: 80°F
Calm: 3 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about 97215

About 97215

The ZIP code 97215 is associated with the city of Portland in Multnomah County in Oregon.

97215 Solar Power

97215 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 97215, or for more solar-related resources for OR, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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