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Solar Energy in Lafayette, OR

Solar Energy in Lafayette

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Lafayette with an average of 6.77 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Lafayette

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Lafayette

The total length of the day in Lafayette, OR today (March 01, 2024) will be 11 hours and 12 minutes. [More]

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Lafayette, OR Solar Energy

Solar Power in Lafayette, OR

Solar Energy Data in Lafayette, OR

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Lafayette, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Lafayette

Based on historical Lafayette, 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 Lafayette. [1]

Lafayette has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.73 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 1% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.75 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Lafayette that are always titled at the latitude of Lafayette (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.26 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.73 kWh/m2/day and approximately 14% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.75 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 Lafayette

Solar Radiation Data in Lafayette, OR

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Lafayette, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Lafayette

Lafayette, OR has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.37 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Lafayette is July with an average of 6.77 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.56 kWh/m2/day and September at 5.81 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Lafayette (Oregon) are December with an average of 1.81 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 2.11 kWh/m2/day and November at 2.4 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Lafayette

The average monthly solar radiation level in Lafayette, OR, of 4.37 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 11% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 34% 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: Lafayette vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Lafayette

  • Sunrise/Sunset for March 01, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:48 am
    • Sunset: 6:00 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:12
Solar Energy Statistics for Lafayette

Best Months for Solar in Lafayette

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (6.77 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (6.37 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (6.85 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.81 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Lafayette

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Solar Power Output in Lafayette

The Power of Solar in Lafayette, OR

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Lafayette, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Lafayette

Lafayette (OR) has a average annual solar AC output value of 4905.28 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Lafayette is July with an average of 624.14 kWhac, followed by August at 600.32 kWhac and May at 536.55 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Lafayette (Oregon) are December with an average of 181.78 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 211.67 kWhac and November at 230.28 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Lafayette

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Lafayette Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Lafayette, OR [5]

Fri Mar 1
38°F
Rain And Snow
Min: 34°F
Max: 42°F
Moderate breeze: 13 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 96%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Mar 2
41°F
Rain And Snow
Min: 32°F
Max: 43°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 81%
Cloud cover: 69%
Sun Mar 3
38°F
Rain And Snow
Min: 33°F
Max: 38°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 97%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Mar 4
40°F
Rain And Snow
Min: 30°F
Max: 40°F
Light breeze: 5 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 93%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Mar 5
43°F
Light Rain
Min: 26°F
Max: 43°F
Calm: 3 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 79%
Cloud cover: 59%
Wed Mar 6
45°F
Light Rain
Min: 28°F
Max: 45°F
Calm: 3 mps S
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 70%
Cloud cover: 70%

More about Lafayette

About Lafayette

The city of Lafayette, OR in Yamhill County has an approximate population of 3,742. [6]

Lafayette Solar Power

Lafayette, OR Solar Energy

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

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It takes light about 8 minutes, 19 seconds to travel the 93,000,000 miles from the sun's surface to us on Earth.

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