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Solar Energy in Rainier, OR

Solar Energy in Rainier

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Rainier with an average of 5.97 kWh/m2/day. [More]

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 (August 12, 2022) will be 14 hours and 18 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 3.4 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 7% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.19 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Rainier that are always titled at the latitude of Rainier (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 3.87 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.4 kWh/m2/day and approximately 21% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.19 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 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

Rainier, OR has a average annual solar radiation value of 3.91 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Rainier is August with an average of 5.97 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.87 kWh/m2/day and September at 5.25 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Rainier (Oregon) are December with an average of 1.71 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 1.8 kWh/m2/day and November at 2.25 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Rainier

The average monthly solar radiation level in Rainier, OR, of 3.91 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 1% less than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 41% 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: Rainier 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 August 12, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:07 am
    • Sunset: 8:25 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:18
Solar Energy Statistics for Rainier

Best Months for Solar in Rainier

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (5.97 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.81 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (5.72 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.19 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Rainier

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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

Rainier (OR) has a average annual solar AC output value of 4351.21 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Rainier is August with an average of 541.78 kWhac, followed by July at 539.17 kWhac and June at 472.09 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Rainier (Oregon) are December with an average of 172.44 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 180.23 kWhac and November at 215.46 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Rainier

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Weather Forecast for Rainier, OR [5]

Fri Aug 12
74°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 54°F
Max: 78°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 73%
Sat Aug 13
76°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 51°F
Max: 80°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 52%
Sun Aug 14
80°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 83°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 2%
Mon Aug 15
85°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 54°F
Max: 85°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 6%
Tue Aug 16
86°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 56°F
Max: 88°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Aug 17
89°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 57°F
Max: 92°F
Light breeze: 6 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 33%
Cloud cover: 87%

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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