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Solar Energy in Rufus, OR

Solar Energy in Rufus

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Rufus with an average of 7.54 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Rufus

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Rufus

The total length of the day in Rufus, OR today (August 09, 2022) will be 14 hours and 24 minutes. [More]

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Rufus, OR Solar Energy

Solar Power in Rufus, OR

Solar Energy Data in Rufus, OR

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Rufus, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Rufus

Based on historical Rufus, 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 Rufus. [1]

Rufus has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.37 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 16% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 5.18 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Rufus that are always titled at the latitude of Rufus (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.2 kWh/m2/day, or about 19% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.37 kWh/m2/day and approximately 0% greater than the average monthly DNI of 5.18 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 Rufus

Solar Radiation Data in Rufus, OR

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Rufus, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Rufus

Rufus, OR has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.13 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Rufus is July with an average of 7.54 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 7.34 kWh/m2/day and June at 7.04 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Rufus (Oregon) are December with an average of 1.84 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 2.02 kWh/m2/day and November at 2.8 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Rufus

The average monthly solar radiation level in Rufus, OR, of 5.13 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 31% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 22% 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: Rufus vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Rufus

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 09, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 5:56 am
    • Sunset: 8:20 pm
    • Length of Day: 14:24
Solar Energy Statistics for Rufus

Best Months for Solar in Rufus

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (7.54 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (7.22 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (8.4 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.66 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Rufus

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Solar Power Output in Rufus

The Power of Solar in Rufus, OR

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Rufus, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Rufus

Rufus (OR) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5845.68 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Rufus is July with an average of 701.94 kWhac, followed by August at 677.37 kWhac and June at 646.85 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Rufus (Oregon) are December with an average of 191.71 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 208 kWhac and November at 277.38 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Rufus

Rufus Electricity Costs

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Rufus Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Rufus, OR [5]

Tue Aug 9
95°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 99°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 24%
Cloud cover: 7%
Wed Aug 10
89°F
Light Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 93°F
Fresh Breeze: 20 mps W
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Aug 11
92°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 64°F
Max: 95°F
Moderate breeze: 14 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 23%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Aug 12
95°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 68°F
Max: 95°F
Fresh Breeze: 20 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 18%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Aug 13
86°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 62°F
Max: 87°F
Fresh Breeze: 22 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 24%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Aug 14
90°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 61°F
Max: 94°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps W
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 19%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Rufus

About Rufus

The city of Rufus, OR in Sherman County has an approximate population of 249. [6]

Rufus Solar Power

Rufus, OR Solar Energy

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

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