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Solar Energy in Cottonport, LA

Solar Energy in Cottonport

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

Solar Panels in Cottonport

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Cottonport

The total length of the day in Cottonport, LA today (September 23, 2017) will be 12 hours and 03 minutes. [More]

Cottonport, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Cottonport, LA

Solar Energy Data in Cottonport, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Cottonport, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Cottonport

Based on historical Cottonport, 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 Cottonport. [1]

Cottonport has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.65 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 Cottonport that are always titled at the latitude of Cottonport (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 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 Cottonport

Solar Radiation Data in Cottonport, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Cottonport, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Cottonport

Cottonport, 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 Cottonport is October with an average of 5.69 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.59 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.57 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Cottonport (Louisiana) are January with an average of 3.73 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 3.81 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.23 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Cottonport

The average monthly solar radiation level in Cottonport, 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 Cottonport 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 Cottonport

Sunrise / Sunset in Cottonport

  • Sunrise/Sunset for September 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 6:58 am
    • Sunset: 7:01 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:59 pm
    • Length of Day: 12:03
Solar Energy Statistics for Cottonport

Best Months for Solar in Cottonport

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation October (5.69 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (5.95 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: August (5.09 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: June (6.26 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Cottonport

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

However, Cottonport is in Avoyelles County and Avoyelles County has at least 2 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Cottonport

The Power of Solar in Cottonport, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Cottonport, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Cottonport

Cottonport (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5577.82 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Cottonport is October with an average of 540.99 kWhac, followed by May at 528.25 kWhac and August at 516.91 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Cottonport (Louisiana) are January with an average of 374.56 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 379.12 kWhac and February at 381.27 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Cottonport

Cottonport Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Cottonport 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: Cottonport

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Cottonport 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 Cottonport

Solar Energy Contractors in Cottonport

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Cottonport

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Cottonport

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

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Weather Forecast for Cottonport, LA [5]

Sat Sep 23
71°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 70°F
Max: 71°F
Light breeze: 2 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 85%
Cloud cover: 0%
Sun Sep 24
88°F
Few Clouds
Min: 70°F
Max: 89°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 58%
Cloud cover: 12%
Mon Sep 25
88°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 71°F
Max: 90°F
Gentle Breeze: 5 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 56%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Sep 26
90°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 66°F
Max: 90°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Sep 27
92°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 70°F
Max: 92°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Sep 28
84°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 68°F
Max: 84°F
Strong breeze: 12 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Cottonport

About Cottonport

The town of Cottonport, LA in Avoyelles County has an approximate population of 2,006. [6]

Cottonport Solar Power

Cottonport, LA Solar Energy

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

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