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Solar Energy in Castor, LA

Solar Energy in Castor

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Castor with an average of 6.03 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Castor

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Castor

The total length of the day in Castor, LA today (August 23, 2017) will be 13 hours and 04 minutes. [More]

Castor, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Castor, LA

Solar Energy Data in Castor, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Castor, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Castor

Based on historical Castor, 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 Castor. [1]

Castor has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.55 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 3% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.4 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Castor that are always titled at the latitude of Castor (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.04 kWh/m2/day, or about 11% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.55 kWh/m2/day and approximately 15% 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 Castor

Solar Radiation Data in Castor, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Castor, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Castor

Castor, LA has a average annual solar radiation value of 5.06 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day). [1]

The month with the highest historical solar radition values in Castor is August with an average of 6.03 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.85 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.82 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Castor (Louisiana) are January with an average of 3.69 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 3.77 kWh/m2/day and November at 3.99 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Castor

The average monthly solar radiation level in Castor, LA, of 5.06 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 36% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in a city with historically low levels (WA) and is (sorry, data not currently available) the average level of 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 Castor 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 Castor

Sunrise / Sunset in Castor

  • Sunrise/Sunset for August 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:42 am
    • Sunset: 7:47 pm
    • Solar Noon: 1:15 pm
    • Length of Day: 13:04
Solar Energy Statistics for Castor

Best Months for Solar in Castor

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.03 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.91 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: July (5.29 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.4 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Castor

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

However, Castor is in Bienville County and Bienville County has at least 0 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Castor

The Power of Solar in Castor, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Castor, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Castor

Castor (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5733.33 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Castor is August with an average of 560.05 kWhac, followed by July at 543.76 kWhac and May at 530.52 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Castor (Louisiana) are January with an average of 374.83 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 378.5 kWhac and November at 383.97 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Castor

Castor Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Castor averaged 9.88 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2017, which was about 24% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.02¢/kWh in May. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Castor

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Castor Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Louisiana averaged $15.30 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in May 2017, which was approximately 16% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $13.21 per Mcf in May. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Castor

Solar Energy Contractors in Castor

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Castor

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Castor

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

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Weather Forecast for Castor, LA [5]

Wed Aug 23
92°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 75°F
Max: 92°F
Gentle Breeze: 3 mps NNW
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 59%
Cloud cover: 8%
Thu Aug 24
79°F
Few Clouds
Min: 71°F
Max: 82°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 68%
Cloud cover: 20%
Fri Aug 25
85°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 88°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 60%
Cloud cover: 24%
Sat Aug 26
74°F
Heavy Intensity Rain
Min: 71°F
Max: 74°F
High wind, near gale: 15 mps NE
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 100%
Sun Aug 27
76°F
Light Rain
Min: 70°F
Max: 76°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 68%
Mon Aug 28
77°F
Light Rain
Min: 69°F
Max: 77°F
Fresh Breeze: 8 mps N
Precip.: Chance of Rain
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 6%

More about Castor

About Castor

The village of Castor, LA in Bienville County has an approximate population of 258. [6]

Castor Solar Power

Castor, LA Solar Energy

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

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