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Solar Energy in Sandy, OR

Solar Energy in Sandy

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Solar Panels in Sandy

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Sandy

The total length of the day in Sandy, OR today (May 17, 2021) will be 15 hours and 00 minutes. [More]

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Sandy, OR Solar Energy

Solar Power in Sandy, OR

Solar Energy Data in Sandy, OR

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Sandy, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Sandy

Based on historical Sandy, 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 Sandy. [1]

Sandy has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.48 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.34 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Sandy that are always titled at the latitude of Sandy (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 3.99 kWh/m2/day, or about 15% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.48 kWh/m2/day and approximately 19% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.34 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 Sandy

Solar Radiation Data in Sandy, OR

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Sandy, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Sandy

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

Solar Power Levels in Sandy

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Solar Power: vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Sandy

  • Sunrise/Sunset for May 17, 2021 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:35 pm
    • Sunset: 3:35 am
    • Solar Noon: 8:05 pm
    • Length of Day: 15:00
Solar Energy Statistics for Sandy

Best Months for Solar in Sandy

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation n/a
    • ATaL: July (6.09 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (6.12 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.47 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Sandy

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

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

Solar Power Output in Sandy

The Power of Solar in Sandy, OR

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Sandy, OR

Solar Radiation Data in Sandy

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Cost of Utilities in Sandy

Sandy Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Sandy averaged 10.95 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in February 2021, which was about 18% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.34¢/kWh in February. [3]

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Sandy Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Oregon averaged $9.38 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in February 2021, which was approximately 2% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $9.55 per Mcf in February. [4]

Weather Forecast for Sandy, OR [5]

Mon May 17
53°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 48°F
Max: 60°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps SW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 84%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue May 18
53°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 40°F
Max: 57°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps WSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 82%
Wed May 19
56°F
Light Rain
Min: 35°F
Max: 56°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 83%
Thu May 20
56°F
Light Rain
Min: 37°F
Max: 56°F
Light breeze: 4 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 48%
Cloud cover: 91%
Fri May 21
64°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 42°F
Max: 64°F
Light breeze: 5 mps WNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 43%
Cloud cover: 50%
Sat May 22
72°F
Light Rain
Min: 43°F
Max: 75°F
Light breeze: 6 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 38%
Cloud cover: 72%

More about Sandy

About Sandy

The city of Sandy, OR in Clackamas County has an approximate population of 9,570. [6]

Sandy Solar Power

Sandy, OR Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

Solar cells convert sunlight into electricity through a physical process known as the photovoltaic effect.

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