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Solar Energy in Orchard, TX

Solar Energy in Orchard

The month of October has the highest historical solar radition values in Orchard with an average of 6.04 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Orchard

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Orchard

The total length of the day in Orchard, TX today (January 24, 2022) will be 10 hours and 37 minutes. [More]

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Orchard, TX Solar Energy

Solar Power in Orchard, TX

Solar Energy Data in Orchard, TX

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Orchard, TX

Solar Radiation Data in Orchard

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

Orchard has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.63 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 7% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.31 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Orchard that are always titled at the latitude of Orchard (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.04 kWh/m2/day, or about 9% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.63 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.31 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 Orchard

Solar Radiation Data in Orchard, TX

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Orchard, TX

Solar Radiation Data in Orchard

Orchard, TX has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.3 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Orchard is October with an average of 6.04 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 6.03 kWh/m2/day and September at 5.86 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Orchard (Texas) are December with an average of 4.53 kWh/m2/day, followed by February with an average of 4.55 kWh/m2/day and January at 4.59 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Orchard

The average monthly solar radiation level in Orchard, TX, of 5.3 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 42% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 20% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).

Solar Power: Orchard vs. the U.S.

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

Sunrise / Sunset in Orchard

  • Sunrise/Sunset for January 24, 2022 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:17 am
    • Sunset: 5:54 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:37
Solar Energy Statistics for Orchard

Best Months for Solar in Orchard

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation October (6.04 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.85 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: June (5.01 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.32 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Orchard

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

Solar Power Output in Orchard

The Power of Solar in Orchard, TX

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Orchard, TX

Solar Radiation Data in Orchard

Orchard (TX) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5861.15 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Orchard is October with an average of 561.94 kWhac, followed by August at 544.71 kWhac and September at 516.82 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Orchard (Texas) are February with an average of 401.31 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 437.33 kWhac and January at 450.3 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Orchard

Orchard Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Orchard averaged 12.56 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in October 2021, which was about 11% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 14.11¢/kWh in October. [3]

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Orchard Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Texas averaged $23.54 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in October 2021, which was approximately 35% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.48 per Mcf in October. [4]

Weather Forecast for Orchard, TX [5]

Mon Jan 24
48°F
Moderate Rain
Min: 48°F
Max: 50°F
Light breeze: 6 mps NNE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 91%
Cloud cover: 100%
Tue Jan 25
57°F
Few Clouds
Min: 46°F
Max: 62°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 72%
Cloud cover: 12%
Wed Jan 26
51°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 44°F
Max: 55°F
Gentle Breeze: 11 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 50%
Cloud cover: 32%
Thu Jan 27
53°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 46°F
Max: 57°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 100%
Fri Jan 28
45°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 55°F
Fresh Breeze: 20 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 86%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sat Jan 29
50°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 34°F
Max: 56°F
Gentle Breeze: 8 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Orchard

About Orchard

The city of Orchard, TX in Fort Bend County has an approximate population of 352. [6]

Orchard Solar Power

Orchard, TX Solar Energy

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

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