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Solar Energy in Fossil, OR

Solar Energy in Fossil

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Fossil with an average of 7.39 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Fossil

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Fossil

The total length of the day in Fossil, OR today (January 24, 2022) will be 9 hours and 29 minutes. [More]

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Fossil, OR Solar Energy

Solar Power in Fossil, OR

Solar Energy Data in Fossil, OR

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Fossil, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Fossil

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

Fossil has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.27 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 19% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.25 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Fossil that are always titled at the latitude of Fossil (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.04 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.27 kWh/m2/day and approximately 4% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.25 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 Fossil

Solar Radiation Data in Fossil, OR

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Fossil, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Fossil

Fossil, OR has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.04 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Fossil is July with an average of 7.39 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 7.22 kWh/m2/day and June at 6.8 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Fossil (Oregon) are December with an average of 2.41 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 2.52 kWh/m2/day and November at 2.98 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Fossil

The average monthly solar radiation level in Fossil, OR, of 5.04 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 35% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 24% 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: Fossil vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Fossil

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 24, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:28 am
    • Sunset: 4:57 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:29
Solar Energy Statistics for Fossil

Best Months for Solar in Fossil

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (7.39 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (7.22 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (9.17 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.75 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Fossil

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the city of Fossil, OR at this current time.

Solar Power Output in Fossil

The Power of Solar in Fossil, OR

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Fossil, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Fossil

Fossil (OR) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5747.82 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Fossil is July with an average of 683.29 kWhac, followed by August at 665.1 kWhac and June at 626.45 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Fossil (Oregon) are December with an average of 250.65 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 260.73 kWhac and November at 293.03 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Fossil

Fossil Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Fossil averaged 11.73 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2021, which was about 17% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.11¢/kWh in October. [3]

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Fossil Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Oregon averaged $11.49 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2021, which was approximately 34% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.48 per Mcf in October. [4]

Weather Forecast for Fossil, OR [5]

Mon Jan 24
47°F
Few Clouds
Min: 33°F
Max: 49°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 21%
Tue Jan 25
43°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 30°F
Max: 45°F
Light breeze: 7 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 45%
Cloud cover: 4%
Wed Jan 26
47°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 32°F
Max: 47°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Jan 27
44°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 30°F
Max: 44°F
Light breeze: 4 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 2%
Fri Jan 28
44°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 30°F
Max: 44°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jan 29
48°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 34°F
Max: 48°F
Light breeze: 6 mps SE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 56%

More about Fossil

About Fossil

The city of Fossil, OR in Wheeler County has an approximate population of 473. [6]

Fossil Solar Power

Fossil, OR Solar Energy

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

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