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Solar Power in 97238 (Portland, OR)

Solar Energy in 97238

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in 97238 with an average of 6.47 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in 97238

Solar panels in 97238 that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in 97238

The total length of the day in 97238 (Portland, OR) today (January 24, 2022) will be 9 hours and 26 minutes. [More]

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97238 Solar Energy

Solar Energy in 97238 (Portland, OR)

Solar Energy Data for 97238

See the chart below to see how different types of solar panel installations compare in 97238.

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


Solar Energy Analysis for 97238

Solar Radiation Data in 97238

Based on historical 97238 data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in 97238. [1]

The region associated with 97238 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.53 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 5% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.35 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in 97238 that are always titled at the latitude of Portland (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.04 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.53 kWh/m2/day and approximately 21% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.35 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 97238

Solar Radiation Data in 97238

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 97238.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for 97238

Solar Radiation Data in 97238

The region associated with 97238 has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.2 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in 97238 is July with an average of 6.47 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.35 kWh/m2/day and September at 5.59 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in 97238 are December with an average of 1.85 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 1.85 kWh/m2/day and November at 2.35 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: 97238 vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in 97238

The average monthly solar radiation level in 97238, of 4.2 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 13% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 36% 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: 97238 vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 97238 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 97238

Sunrise / Sunset in 97238

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 24, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:39 am
    • Sunset: 5:05 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:26
Solar Energy Statistics for 97238

Best Months for Solar in 97238

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.07 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (6.08 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.46 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in 97238

We do not have data on solar panel installations in ZIP Code 97238 at the current time.

Solar Power Output in 97238

The Power of Solar in 97238

Monthly AC solar system output averages for 97238. Month-by-month solar power, as ranked by AC output, in 97238. [2]

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

Solar Output Analysis for 97238

Solar Radiation Data in 97238

97238 has a average annual solar AC output value of 4688.47 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in 97238 is July with an average of 591.44 kWhac, followed by August at 574.4 kWhac and June at 495.46 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in 97238 are January with an average of 185.55 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 186.71 kWhac and November at 225.48 kWhac. [2]

Weather Forecast for 97238 [5]

Mon Jan 24
42°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 34°F
Max: 51°F
Calm: 3 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 30%
Tue Jan 25
48°F
Few Clouds
Min: 35°F
Max: 51°F
Calm: 3 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 12%
Wed Jan 26
50°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 36°F
Max: 50°F
Light breeze: 3 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 4%
Thu Jan 27
50°F
Few Clouds
Min: 37°F
Max: 50°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 13%
Fri Jan 28
48°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 35°F
Max: 48°F
Calm: 3 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jan 29
51°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 37°F
Max: 51°F
Calm: 1 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 75%

More about 97238

About 97238

The ZIP code 97238 is associated with the city of Portland in Multnomah County in Oregon.

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97238 Solar Energy & Power

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in 97238, or for more solar-related resources for OR, check out the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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