Based on historical Tangent, 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 Tangent.^{[1]}

Tangent has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.84 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.99 kWh/m2/day. ^{[1]}

Solar installations in Tangent that are always titled at the latitude of Tangent (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.37 kWh/m2/day, or about 14% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.84 kWh/m2/day and approximately 10% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.99 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 Tangent

Solar Radiation Data in Tangent, OR

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Tangent, OR

Tangent, OR has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.37 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). ^{[1]}

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Tangent is July with an average of 6.78 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.78 kWh/m2/day and September at 5.9 kWh/m2/day. ^{[1]}

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Tangent (Oregon) are December with an average of 1.7 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 2.04 kWh/m2/day and November at 2.26 kWh/m2/day. ^{[1]}

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

Solar Power Levels in Tangent

The average monthly solar radiation level in Tangent, OR, of 4.37 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 11% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 34% 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: Tangent vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Tangent 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).

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Solar Power Output in Tangent

The Power of Solar in Tangent, OR

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Tangent, OR

Tangent (OR) has a average annual solar AC output value of 4904.86 kilowatt hours (AC). ^{[2]}

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Tangent is August with an average of 624.04 kWhac, followed by July at 623.87 kWhac and June at 531.98 kWhac. ^{[2]}

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Tangent (Oregon) are December with an average of 172.22 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 203.91 kWhac and November at 218.04 kWhac. ^{[2]}

Cost of Utilities in Tangent

Tangent Electricity Costs

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Tangent Natural Gas Costs

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The city of Tangent, OR in Linn County has an approximate population of 1,164. ^{[6]}

Tangent, OR Solar Energy

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Did you know?

Various missions to space by different countries are known to utilize solar energy as a main power source.