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Solar Energy in Carencro, LA

Solar Energy in Carencro

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

Solar Panels in Carencro

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Carencro

The total length of the day in Carencro, LA today (December 12, 2017) will be 10 hours and 12 minutes. [More]

Carencro, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Carencro, LA

Solar Energy Data in Carencro, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Carencro, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Carencro

Based on historical Carencro, 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 Carencro. [1]

Carencro has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.66 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 5% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.42 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Carencro that are always titled at the latitude of Carencro (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.13 kWh/m2/day, or about 10% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.66 kWh/m2/day and approximately 16% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.42 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 Carencro

Solar Radiation Data in Carencro, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Carencro, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Carencro

Carencro, 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 Carencro 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 Carencro (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: Carencro vs. the U.S.

Solar Power Levels in Carencro

The average monthly solar radiation level in Carencro, 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 Carencro 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 Carencro

Sunrise / Sunset in Carencro

  • Sunrise/Sunset for December 12, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:55 pm
    • Sunset: 11:08 pm
    • Solar Noon: 6:02 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:12
Solar Energy Statistics for Carencro

Best Months for Solar in Carencro

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation October (5.68 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (5.86 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.07 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.24 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Carencro

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

However, Carencro is in Lafayette County and Lafayette County has at least 6 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Carencro

The Power of Solar in Carencro, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Carencro, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Carencro

Carencro (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5580.68 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Carencro is October with an average of 539.89 kWhac, followed by May at 530.32 kWhac and August at 518.31 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Carencro (Louisiana) are January with an average of 373.22 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 377.4 kWhac and February at 380.56 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Carencro

Carencro Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Carencro averaged 9.87 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2017, which was about 26% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.30¢/kWh in September. [3]

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Carencro Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Louisiana averaged $16.60 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2017, which was approximately 2% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.01 per Mcf in September. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Carencro

Solar Energy Contractors in Carencro

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Carencro

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Carencro

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

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Weather Forecast for Carencro, LA [5]

Mon Dec 11
51°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 51°F
Max: 51°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 84%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Dec 12
55°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 30°F
Max: 55°F
High wind, near gale: 15 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 53%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Dec 13
54°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 27°F
Max: 57°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps SW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 55%
Cloud cover: 8%
Thu Dec 14
61°F
Light Rain
Min: 42°F
Max: 61°F
Calm: 1 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 67%
Fri Dec 15
50°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 39°F
Max: 50°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sat Dec 16
61°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 40°F
Max: 61°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps SSE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Carencro

About Carencro

The city of Carencro, LA in Lafayette County has an approximate population of 7,526. [6]

Carencro Solar Power

Carencro, LA Solar Energy

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

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