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Solar Energy in Alexandria, LA

Solar Energy in Alexandria

The month of October has the highest historical solar radition values in Alexandria with an average of 5.7 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Alexandria

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Alexandria

The total length of the day in Alexandria, LA today (September 19, 2017) will be 12 hours and 12 minutes. [More]

Alexandria, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Alexandria, LA

Solar Energy Data in Alexandria, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Alexandria, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Alexandria

Based on historical Alexandria, 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 Alexandria. [1]

Alexandria has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.6 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 4% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.41 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Alexandria that are always titled at the latitude of Alexandria (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.09 kWh/m2/day, or about 11% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.6 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.41 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 Alexandria

Solar Radiation Data in Alexandria, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Alexandria, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Alexandria

Alexandria, 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 Alexandria is October with an average of 5.7 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.58 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.56 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Alexandria (Louisiana) are January with an average of 3.73 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 3.82 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.23 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Alexandria

The average monthly solar radiation level in Alexandria, 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 Alexandria 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 Alexandria

Sunrise / Sunset in Alexandria

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 19, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:56 am
    • Sunset: 7:09 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:03 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:12
Solar Energy Statistics for Alexandria

Best Months for Solar in Alexandria

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation October (5.7 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.93 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (5.02 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.27 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Alexandria

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

However, Alexandria is in Rapides County and Rapides County has at least 7 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Alexandria

The Power of Solar in Alexandria, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Alexandria, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Alexandria

Alexandria (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5576.21 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Alexandria is October with an average of 541.5 kWhac, followed by May at 527.22 kWhac and August at 516.21 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Alexandria (Louisiana) are January with an average of 375.2 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 379.94 kWhac and February at 381.61 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Alexandria

Alexandria Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Alexandria averaged 10.19 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2017, which was about 23% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.22¢/kWh in June. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Alexandria

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Alexandria Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Louisiana averaged $15.85 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2017, which was approximately 1% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.98 per Mcf in June. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Alexandria

Solar Energy Contractors in Alexandria

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

Sorry, no local solar energy contractors found.

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

Solar Energy Equipment in Alexandria

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

Sorry, no local business selling solar equipment were found.

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

Energy Conservation Consultants in Alexandria

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

Sorry, no local energy conservation specialists were found.

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Weather Forecast for Alexandria, LA [5]

Mon Sep 18
72°F
Broken Clouds
Min: 72°F
Max: 72°F
Light breeze: 2 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 94%
Cloud cover: 56%
Tue Sep 19
88°F
Light Rain
Min: 72°F
Max: 89°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps SSW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Sep 20
88°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 74°F
Max: 90°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 71%
Cloud cover: 8%
Thu Sep 21
90°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 73°F
Max: 92°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 65%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Sep 22
90°F
Light Rain
Min: 67°F
Max: 90°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Sep 23
91°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 68°F
Max: 91°F
Strong breeze: 10 mps ESE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Alexandria

About Alexandria

The city of Alexandria, LA in Rapides County has an approximate population of 47,723. [6]

Alexandria Solar Power

Alexandria, LA Solar Energy

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

Did you know?

The solar energy that strikes the Earth in one hour could provide all of the Earth's energy needs for a complete year.

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