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Solar Energy in Prairie City, OR

Solar Energy in Prairie City

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

Solar Panels in Prairie City

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Prairie City

The total length of the day in Prairie City, OR today (December 07, 2022) will be 8 hours and 58 minutes. [More]

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Prairie City, OR Solar Energy

Solar Power in Prairie City, OR

Solar Energy Data in Prairie City, OR

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Prairie City, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Prairie City

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

Prairie City has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.34 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 21% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.47 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Prairie City that are always titled at the latitude of Prairie City (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.19 kWh/m2/day, or about 20% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.34 kWh/m2/day and approximately 5% less than the average monthly DNI of 5.47 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 Prairie City

Solar Radiation Data in Prairie City, OR

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in Prairie City.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Prairie City, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Prairie City

Prairie City, OR has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.1 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Prairie City is July with an average of 7.39 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 7.15 kWh/m2/day and June at 6.6 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Prairie City (Oregon) are December with an average of 2.51 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 2.6 kWh/m2/day and November at 2.93 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: Prairie City vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Prairie City

The average monthly solar radiation level in Prairie City, OR, of 5.1 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 30% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 23% 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: Prairie City vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Prairie City 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 Prairie City

Sunrise / Sunset in Prairie City

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 07, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:17 am
    • Sunset: 4:15 pm
    • Length of Day: 8:58
Solar Energy Statistics for Prairie City

Best Months for Solar in Prairie City

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (7.39 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (7.05 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (8.8 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.61 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Prairie City

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Solar Power Output in Prairie City

The Power of Solar in Prairie City, OR

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Prairie City, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Prairie City

Prairie City (OR) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5623.76 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Prairie City is July with an average of 655.38 kWhac, followed by August at 635.33 kWhac and June at 585.29 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Prairie City (Oregon) are December with an average of 251.41 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 260.74 kWhac and November at 283.38 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Prairie City

Prairie City Electricity Costs

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Prairie City Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Prairie City, OR [5]

Wed Dec 7
33°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 15°F
Max: 33°F
Light breeze: 5 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 9%
Thu Dec 8
32°F
Snow
Min: 17°F
Max: 35°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 81%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Dec 9
30°F
Snow
Min: 21°F
Max: 33°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps SE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 86%
Cloud cover: 85%
Sat Dec 10
31°F
Snow
Min: 24°F
Max: 34°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 88%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Dec 11
32°F
Snow
Min: 24°F
Max: 34°F
Light breeze: 7 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 96%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Dec 12
27°F
Light Snow
Min: 16°F
Max: 31°F
Light breeze: 7 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 94%
Cloud cover: 99%

More about Prairie City

About Prairie City

The city of Prairie City, OR in Grant County has an approximate population of 909. [6]

Prairie City Solar Power

Prairie City, OR Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

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