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Solar Energy in The Dalles, OR

Solar Energy in The Dalles

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in The Dalles with an average of 7.35 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in The Dalles

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

Sunrise & Sunset in The Dalles

The total length of the day in The Dalles, OR today (April 18, 2024) will be 13 hours and 43 minutes. [More]

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The Dalles, OR Solar Energy

Solar Power in The Dalles, OR

Solar Energy Data in The Dalles, OR

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for The Dalles, OR

Solar Radiation Data in The Dalles

Based on historical The Dalles, 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 The Dalles. [1]

The Dalles has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.24 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 13% less than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.86 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in The Dalles that are always titled at the latitude of The Dalles (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.01 kWh/m2/day, or about 18% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.24 kWh/m2/day and approximately 3% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.86 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 The Dalles

Solar Radiation Data in The Dalles, OR

See the chart below for monthly solar radiation levels in The Dalles.

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for The Dalles, OR

Solar Radiation Data in The Dalles

The Dalles, OR has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.92 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in The Dalles is July with an average of 7.35 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 7.15 kWh/m2/day and June at 6.85 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in The Dalles (Oregon) are December with an average of 1.84 kWh/m2/day, followed by January with an average of 1.94 kWh/m2/day and November at 2.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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Solar Power Comparison: The Dalles vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in The Dalles

The average monthly solar radiation level in The Dalles, OR, of 4.92 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 25% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 26% 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: The Dalles vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average The Dalles 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 The Dalles

Sunrise / Sunset in The Dalles

  • Sunrise/Sunset for April 18, 2024 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:12 am
    • Sunset: 7:55 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:43
Solar Energy Statistics for The Dalles

Best Months for Solar in The Dalles

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (7.35 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (7.16 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (8.29 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (7.6 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in The Dalles

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Solar Power Output in The Dalles

The Power of Solar in The Dalles, OR

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for The Dalles, OR

Solar Radiation Data in The Dalles

The Dalles (OR) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5521.58 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in The Dalles is July with an average of 665.38 kWhac, followed by August at 650.16 kWhac and June at 624.64 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in The Dalles (Oregon) are December with an average of 188.42 kWhac, followed by January with an average of 198.05 kWhac and November at 252.62 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in The Dalles

The Dalles Electricity Costs

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The Dalles Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for The Dalles, OR [5]

Thu Apr 18
60°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 37°F
Max: 62°F
Moderate breeze: 15 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 35%
Cloud cover: 35%
Fri Apr 19
62°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 39°F
Max: 63°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 36%
Cloud cover: 10%
Sat Apr 20
63°F
Light Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 65°F
Moderate breeze: 18 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 47%
Sun Apr 21
54°F
Light Rain
Min: 43°F
Max: 54°F
Fresh Breeze: 23 mps WNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 51%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Apr 22
61°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 37°F
Max: 63°F
Gentle Breeze: 10 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 41%
Cloud cover: 1%
Tue Apr 23
66°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 46°F
Max: 68°F
Gentle Breeze: 12 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 44%
Cloud cover: 99%

More about The Dalles

About The Dalles

The city of The Dalles, OR in Wasco County has an approximate population of 13,620. [6]

The Dalles Solar Power

The Dalles, OR Solar Energy

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

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