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Solar Energy in Astoria, OR

Solar Energy in Astoria

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Astoria with an average of 5.59 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Astoria

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Astoria

The total length of the day in Astoria, OR today (April 18, 2024) will be 13 hours and 46 minutes. [More]

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Astoria, OR Solar Energy

Solar Power in Astoria, OR

Solar Energy Data in Astoria, OR

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Astoria, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Astoria

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

Astoria has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.31 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 11% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 2.99 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Astoria that are always titled at the latitude of Astoria (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 3.83 kWh/m2/day, or about 16% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.31 kWh/m2/day and approximately 28% greater than the average monthly DNI of 2.99 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 Astoria

Solar Radiation Data in Astoria, OR

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Astoria, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Astoria

Astoria, OR has a average annual solar radiation value of 3.84 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Astoria is August with an average of 5.59 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.56 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.12 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Astoria (Oregon) are December with an average of 1.68 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 1.77 kWh/m2/day and November at 2.08 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Astoria

The average monthly solar radiation level in Astoria, OR, of 3.84 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 2% less than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 42% 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: Astoria vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Astoria

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 18, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:21 am
    • Sunset: 8:07 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:46
Solar Energy Statistics for Astoria

Best Months for Solar in Astoria

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.59 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.33 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.47 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.7 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Astoria

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Solar Power Output in Astoria

The Power of Solar in Astoria, OR

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Astoria, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Astoria

Astoria (OR) has a average annual solar AC output value of 4342.91 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Astoria is August with an average of 522.96 kWhac, followed by July at 519.5 kWhac and May at 482.53 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Astoria (Oregon) are December with an average of 170.57 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 178.36 kWhac and November at 200.55 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Astoria

Astoria Electricity Costs

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Astoria Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Astoria, OR [5]

Wed Apr 17
51°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 39°F
Max: 54°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Apr 18
59°F
Few Clouds
Min: 42°F
Max: 60°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 46%
Cloud cover: 15%
Fri Apr 19
60°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 46°F
Max: 64°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Apr 20
53°F
Light Rain
Min: 48°F
Max: 55°F
Strong breeze: 25 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 77%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Apr 21
50°F
Light Rain
Min: 46°F
Max: 50°F
Moderate breeze: 16 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 71%
Cloud cover: 52%
Mon Apr 22
55°F
Light Rain
Min: 44°F
Max: 57°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 10%

More about Astoria

About Astoria

The city of Astoria, OR in Clatsop County has an approximate population of 9,477. [6]

Astoria Solar Power

Astoria, OR Solar Energy

To learn more about solar energy and solar power Astoria, OR, or for more solar-related resources for Astoria, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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