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Solar Energy in Portland, PA

Solar Energy in Portland

The month of July has the highest historical solar radition values in Portland with an average of 5.78 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Portland

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Portland

The total length of the day in Portland, PA today (December 07, 2022) will be 9 hours and 21 minutes. [More]

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Portland, PA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Portland, PA

Solar Energy Data in Portland, PA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Portland, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Portland

Based on historical Portland, PA data, solar panels that are tilted towards the equator at an angle equal to the latitude will produce the maximum solar energy output in Portland. [1]

Portland has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 3.89 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 3.77 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Portland that are always titled at the latitude of Portland (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 4.56 kWh/m2/day, or about 17% greater than the average monthly GHI of 3.89 kWh/m2/day and approximately 21% greater than the average monthly DNI of 3.77 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 Portland

Solar Radiation Data in Portland, PA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Portland, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Portland

Portland, PA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.78 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Portland is July with an average of 5.78 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.75 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.43 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Portland (Pennsylvania) are December with an average of 2.94 kWh/m2/day, followed by November with an average of 3.7 kWh/m2/day and January at 3.78 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Portland

The average monthly solar radiation level in Portland, PA, of 4.78 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 22% greater than the average level of 3.93 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 28% 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: Portland vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Portland

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 07, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:11 am
    • Sunset: 4:32 pm
    • Length of Day: 9:21
Solar Energy Statistics for Portland

Best Months for Solar in Portland

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation July (5.78 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: July (5.58 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (4.61 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (5.98 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Portland

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Solar Power Output in Portland

The Power of Solar in Portland, PA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Portland, PA

Solar Radiation Data in Portland

Portland (PA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5302.79 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Portland is July with an average of 524.12 kWhac, followed by August at 514.49 kWhac and May at 503.77 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Portland (Pennsylvania) are December with an average of 294.93 kWhac, followed by November with an average of 348.15 kWhac and January at 378.5 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Portland

Portland Electricity Costs

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Portland Natural Gas Costs

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Weather Forecast for Portland, PA [5]

Wed Dec 7
52°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 49°F
Max: 54°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 98%
Cloud cover: 100%
Thu Dec 8
49°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 37°F
Max: 49°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 66%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Dec 9
42°F
Few Clouds
Min: 30°F
Max: 45°F
Light breeze: 5 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 11%
Sat Dec 10
38°F
Few Clouds
Min: 29°F
Max: 42°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 21%
Sun Dec 11
39°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 35°F
Max: 39°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps E
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 87%
Cloud cover: 100%
Mon Dec 12
36°F
Light Snow
Min: 27°F
Max: 40°F
Gentle Breeze: 9 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Snow
Humidity: 86%
Cloud cover: 68%

More about Portland

About Portland

The borough of Portland, PA in Northampton County has an approximate population of 519. [6]

Portland Solar Power

Portland, PA Solar Energy

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

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