Based on historical 97870 data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in 97870.
The region associated with 97870 has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.36 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 20% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.48 kWh/m2/day. 
Solar installations in 97870 that are always titled at the latitude of Richland (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.14 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.36 kWh/m2/day and approximately 6% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.48 kWh/m2/day. 
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 97870
Solar Radiation Data in 97870
See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in 97870.
* Amounts listed in kWh/m2/day (kilowatt hours per square meter per day)
Solar Radiation Analysis for 97870
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Solar Power Comparison: 97870 vs. the U.S.
Solar Power Levels in 97870
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Solar Power: 97870 vs. the U.S.
Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average 97870 solar radiation levels compare to average levels in a city with historcially high levels (NV) and a city with historically low levels (WA). 
→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).