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Solar Energy in Bend, OR

Solar Energy in Bend

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Bend with an average of 7.32 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Bend

Solar panels in Bend that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output. [More]

Sunrise & Sunset in Bend

The total length of the day in Bend, OR today (May 28, 2022) will be 15 hours and 11 minutes. [More]

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Bend, OR Solar Energy

Solar Power in Bend, OR

Solar Energy Data in Bend, OR

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Bend, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Bend

Based on historical Bend, OR data, solar panels that always track the sun throughout the day will produce the maximum solar energy output in Bend. [1]

Bend has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.48 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 22% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.77 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Bend that are always titled at the latitude of Bend (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.39 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.48 kWh/m2/day and approximately 7% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.77 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 Bend

Solar Radiation Data in Bend, OR

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Bend, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Bend

Bend, OR has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.42 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Bend is July with an average of 7.32 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 7.3 kWh/m2/day and June at 6.89 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Bend (Oregon) are December with an average of 2.85 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 3.29 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.49 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Bend

The average monthly solar radiation level in Bend, OR, of 5.42 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 38% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 18% 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: Bend vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Bend

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 28, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:27 am
    • Sunset: 8:38 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:11
Solar Energy Statistics for Bend

Best Months for Solar in Bend

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (7.32 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (7.03 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (8.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.6 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Bend

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Solar Power Output in Bend

The Power of Solar in Bend, OR

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Bend, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Bend

Bend (OR) has a average annual solar AC output value of 6081.69 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Bend is July with an average of 663.51 kWhac, followed by August at 658.47 kWhac and June at 625.05 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Bend (Oregon) are December with an average of 293.65 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 329.71 kWhac and November at 338.28 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Bend

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Weather Forecast for Bend, OR [5]

Sat May 28
52°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 40°F
Max: 59°F
Fresh Breeze: 19 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 64%
Cloud cover: 91%
Sun May 29
50°F
Light Rain
Min: 38°F
Max: 51°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon May 30
50°F
Light Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 50°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 49%
Cloud cover: 93%
Tue May 31
66°F
Few Clouds
Min: 43°F
Max: 69°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 11%
Wed Jun 1
74°F
Light Rain
Min: 48°F
Max: 74°F
Moderate breeze: 12 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 25%
Cloud cover: 99%
Thu Jun 2
71°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 52°F
Max: 71°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 25%

More about Bend

About Bend

The city of Bend, OR in Deschutes County has an approximate population of 76,639. [6]

Bend Solar Power

Bend, OR Solar Energy

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

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Solar cells convert sunlight into electricity through a physical process known as the photovoltaic effect.

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