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Solar Energy in Cankton, LA

Solar Energy in Cankton

The month of October has the highest historical solar radition values in Cankton with an average of 5.68 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Cankton

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Cankton

The total length of the day in Cankton, LA today (November 21, 2017) will be 10 hours and 29 minutes. [More]

Cankton, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Cankton, LA

Solar Energy Data in Cankton, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Cankton, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Cankton

Based on historical Cankton, 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 Cankton. [1]

Cankton has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.67 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 5% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.44 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Cankton that are always titled at the latitude of Cankton (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.14 kWh/m2/day, or about 10% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.67 kWh/m2/day and approximately 16% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.44 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 Cankton

Solar Radiation Data in Cankton, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Cankton, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Cankton

Cankton, 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 Cankton is October with an average of 5.68 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.6 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.59 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Cankton (Louisiana) are January with an average of 3.71 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: Cankton vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Cankton

The average monthly solar radiation level in Cankton, 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 Cankton 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 Cankton

Sunrise / Sunset in Cankton

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 21, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:39 am
    • Sunset: 5:09 pm
    • Solar Noon: 11:54 am
    • Length of Day: 10:29
Solar Energy Statistics for Cankton

Best Months for Solar in Cankton

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation October (5.68 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: May (5.86 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.03 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.25 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Cankton

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

However, Cankton is in St. Landry County and St. Landry County has at least 4 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Cankton

The Power of Solar in Cankton, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Cankton, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Cankton

Cankton (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5580.56 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Cankton is October with an average of 539.94 kWhac, followed by May at 530.24 kWhac and August at 518.25 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Cankton (Louisiana) are January with an average of 373.28 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 377.47 kWhac and February at 380.59 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Cankton

Cankton Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Cankton averaged 9.82 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2017, which was about 26% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.19¢/kWh in August. [3]

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Cankton Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Louisiana averaged $17.42 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2017, which was approximately 4% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.09 per Mcf in August. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Cankton

Solar Energy Contractors in Cankton

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Cankton

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Cankton

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

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Weather Forecast for Cankton, LA [5]

Tue Nov 21
68°F
Light Rain
Min: 55°F
Max: 69°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps ESE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 88%
Wed Nov 22
55°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 39°F
Max: 56°F
High wind, near gale: 15 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 61%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Nov 23
49°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 31°F
Max: 54°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Nov 24
57°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 41°F
Max: 57°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Nov 25
62°F
Light Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 62°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 23%
Sun Nov 26
61°F
Light Rain
Min: 43°F
Max: 61°F
: 5 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 53%

More about Cankton

About Cankton

The village of Cankton, LA in St. Landry County has an approximate population of 484. [6]

Cankton Solar Power

Cankton, LA Solar Energy

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

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