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Solar Energy in Albany, LA

Solar Energy in Albany

The month of October has the highest historical solar radition values in Albany with an average of 5.69 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Albany

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Albany

The total length of the day in Albany, LA today (October 24, 2017) will be 11 hours and 09 minutes. [More]

Albany, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Albany, LA

Solar Energy Data in Albany, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Albany, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Albany

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

Albany has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.65 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 6% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.4 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Albany that are always titled at the latitude of Albany (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.14 kWh/m2/day, or about 11% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.65 kWh/m2/day and approximately 17% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.4 kWh/m2/day. [1]

* See glossary & definitions below.

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.

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Solar Radiation Levels in Albany

Solar Radiation Data in Albany, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Albany, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Albany

Albany, LA has a average annual solar radiation value of 4.94 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Albany is October with an average of 5.69 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.6 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.58 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Albany (Louisiana) are January with an average of 3.72 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 3.8 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.22 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Albany

The average monthly solar radiation level in Albany, LA, 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 a city with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 25% 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: vs. the U.S.

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Albany 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 Data & Statistics for Albany

Sunrise / Sunset in Albany

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 24, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:11 am
    • Sunset: 6:21 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:46 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:09
Solar Energy Statistics for Albany

Best Months for Solar in Albany

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation October (5.69 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (5.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.12 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.28 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Albany

We do not currently have data on solar panel installations in the village of Albany, LA at this current time.

However, Albany is in Livingston County and Livingston County has at least 4 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Albany

The Power of Solar in Albany, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Albany, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Albany

Albany (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5579.93 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Albany is October with an average of 540.2 kWhac, followed by May at 529.75 kWhac and August at 517.92 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Albany (Louisiana) are January with an average of 373.6 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 377.88 kWhac and February at 380.76 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Albany

Albany Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Albany averaged 9.99 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2017, which was about 24% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.12¢/kWh in July. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Albany

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Albany Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Louisiana averaged $16.56 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in July 2017, which was approximately 7% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.75 per Mcf in July. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Albany

Solar Energy Contractors in Albany

Contractors & builders that specialize in solar panel installations in or near Albany, LA.

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

Our search for solar contractors companies located in Albany produced no matches.

Solar Energy Equipment in Albany

Businesses that sell solar energy equipment and/or solar parts in or near Albany, LA.

Sorry, no local business selling solar equipment were found.

Our search for companies selling solar parts located in Albany produced no matches.

Energy Conservation Consultants in Albany

Energy conservation specialists that offer consulting services in or near Albany, LA.

Sorry, no local energy conservation specialists were found.

Our search for energy conservation specialists located in Albany produced no matches.

Weather Forecast for Albany, LA [5]

Tue Oct 24
70°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 52°F
Max: 70°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 37%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Oct 25
65°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 46°F
Max: 66°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 34%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Oct 26
73°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 43°F
Max: 73°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 29%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Oct 27
71°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 47°F
Max: 71°F
Light breeze: 2 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 32%
Sat Oct 28
51°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 40°F
Max: 51°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 29%
Sun Oct 29
57°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 33°F
Max: 57°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Albany

About Albany

The village of Albany, LA in Livingston County has an approximate population of 1,088. [6]

Albany Solar Power

Albany, LA Solar Energy

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

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Some tax incentives and rebate programs are designed to spur the use of solar energy. These vary by location.

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