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Solar Energy in Rainier, OR

Solar Energy in Rainier

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Solar Panels in Rainier

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Rainier

The total length of the day in Rainier, OR today (October 20, 2020) will be 10 hours and 37 minutes. [More]

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Rainier, OR Solar Energy

Solar Power in Rainier, OR

Solar Energy Data in Rainier, OR

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Rainier, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Rainier

Based on historical Rainier, 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 Rainier. [1]

Rainier has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.42 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.28 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Rainier that are always titled at the latitude of Rainier (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 3.92 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.42 kWh/m2/day and approximately 20% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.28 kWh/m2/day. [1]

* See glossary & definitions below.

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 Rainier

Solar Radiation Data in Rainier, OR

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Rainier, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Rainier

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

Solar Power Levels in Rainier

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Rainier

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 20, 2020 [2]
    • Sunrise: 2:37 pm
    • Sunset: 1:15 am
    • Solar Noon: 7:56 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:37
Solar Energy Statistics for Rainier

Best Months for Solar in Rainier

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (5.78 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (5.72 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.17 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Rainier

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

However, Rainier is in Columbia County and Columbia County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Rainier

The Power of Solar in Rainier, OR

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Rainier, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Rainier

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Cost of Utilities in Rainier

Rainier Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Rainier averaged 11.30 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2020, which was about 15% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.26¢/kWh in July. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Rainier

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Rainier Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Oregon averaged $13.67 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in July 2020, which was approximately 22% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.57 per Mcf in July. [4]

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Weather Forecast for Rainier, OR [5]

Tue Oct 20
54°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 45°F
Max: 58°F
Calm: 0 mps S
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 76%
Cloud cover: 88%
Wed Oct 21
50°F
Light Rain
Min: 39°F
Max: 53°F
Gentle Breeze: 7 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 76%
Cloud cover: 66%
Thu Oct 22
50°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 35°F
Max: 58°F
Calm: 0 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 1%
Fri Oct 23
42°F
Light Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 42°F
Calm: 3 mps SSE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 63%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Oct 24
46°F
Light Rain
Min: 36°F
Max: 53°F
Light breeze: 4 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 77%
Sun Oct 25
45°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 30°F
Max: 53°F
Calm: 2 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Rainier

About Rainier

The city of Rainier, OR in Columbia County has an approximate population of 1,895. [6]

Rainier Solar Power

Rainier, OR Solar Energy

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

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