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Solar Energy in Louisiana

Solar Panels in Louisiana

There are currently at least 345 solar panel installations throughout the state of Louisiana right now.

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Solar Energy Levels in Louisiana

The average monthly solar radiation level in Louisiana's capital city, Baton Rouge, of 4.94 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 32% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 25% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Louisiana values listed here are based on the capital, Baton Rouge.

Solar Radiation in Louisiana

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Louisiana solar radiation levels compare to average levels in an area with historcially high levels (NV) and one 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).
→ Louisiana values listed here are based on the capital, Baton Rouge.

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Solar Installs in Louisiana

Solar Panel Installations in Louisiana

A look at solar installs in Louisiana. The chart below visualizes install totals for the top five counties in LA vs. the cumulative install total of rest of LA counties combined.

Breakdown of Solar Installs in Louisiana

There are currently at least 345 solar panel installations throughout the state of Louisiana right now. [1]

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in Louisiana
    • Orleans County: 201 solar installs
    • East Baton Rouge County: 38 solar installs
    • Jefferson County: 30 solar installs
    • St. Tammany County: 21 solar installs
    • Tangipahoa County: 8 solar installs
    • Everywhere Else: 47 solar installs

Note: Install totals presented here are those voluntarily contributed from a variety of sources including solar incentive programs, utilities, installers, and the general public. [1] Data for some states is thinner than others.

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Cost of Utilities in Louisiana

Louisiana Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in Louisiana averaged 9.35 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2017, which was approximately 26% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.70¢/kWh in April. [2]

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Louisiana Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in Louisiana averaged $13.94 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2017, which was about 22% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $11.38 per Mcf in April. [3]

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More about Louisiana

About Louisiana

Louisiana ranks 26th among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 4,533,372. [4]

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Solar Energy in LA

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in Louisiana, or for additional solar-related resources in LA, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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About half of the sun's energy is absorbed by the Earth's surface; about 30 percent is reflected back from the surface.

Cities in Louisiana

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