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Solar Energy in Forest Grove, OR

Solar Energy in Forest Grove

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Forest Grove with an average of 6.71 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Forest Grove

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Forest Grove

The total length of the day in Forest Grove, OR today (July 23, 2024) will be 15 hours and 7 minutes. [More]

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Forest Grove, OR Solar Energy

Solar Power in Forest Grove, OR

Solar Energy Data in Forest Grove, OR

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Forest Grove, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Forest Grove

Based on historical Forest Grove, 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 Forest Grove. [1]

Forest Grove has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.6 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 2% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.54 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Forest Grove that are always titled at the latitude of Forest Grove (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.11 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.6 kWh/m2/day and approximately 16% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.54 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 Forest Grove

Solar Radiation Data in Forest Grove, OR

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Forest Grove.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Forest Grove, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Forest Grove

Forest Grove, OR has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.29 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Forest Grove is July with an average of 6.71 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.43 kWh/m2/day and September at 5.71 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Forest Grove (Oregon) are December with an average of 1.78 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 2.08 kWh/m2/day and January at 2.19 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Forest Grove vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Forest Grove

The average monthly solar radiation level in Forest Grove, OR, of 4.29 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 9% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 35% 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: Forest Grove vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Forest Grove 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 Forest Grove

Sunrise / Sunset in Forest Grove

  • Sunrise/Sunset for July 23, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:45 am
    • Sunset: 8:52 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:7
Solar Energy Statistics for Forest Grove

Best Months for Solar in Forest Grove

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.71 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.14 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (6.38 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.57 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Forest Grove

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Solar Power Output in Forest Grove

The Power of Solar in Forest Grove, OR

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Forest Grove, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Forest Grove

Forest Grove (OR) has a average annual solar AC output value of 4745.35 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Forest Grove is July with an average of 601.27 kWhac, followed by August at 580.49 kWhac and September at 507.33 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Forest Grove (Oregon) are December with an average of 179.18 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 200.13 kWhac and January at 218.24 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Forest Grove

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Forest Grove Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Forest Grove, OR [5]

Tue Jul 23
74°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 49°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Jul 24
81°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 52°F
Max: 85°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jul 25
75°F
Few Clouds
Min: 50°F
Max: 77°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 13%
Fri Jul 26
79°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 49°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Jul 27
83°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 52°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 32%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Jul 28
72°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 51°F
Max: 76°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 100%

More about Forest Grove

About Forest Grove

The city of Forest Grove, OR in Washington County has an approximate population of 21,083. [6]

Forest Grove Solar Power

Forest Grove, OR Solar Energy

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

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