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Solar Energy in Donaldsonville, LA

Solar Energy in Donaldsonville

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

Solar Panels in Donaldsonville

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Donaldsonville

The total length of the day in Donaldsonville, LA today (November 20, 2017) will be 10 hours and 31 minutes. [More]

Donaldsonville, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Donaldsonville, LA

Solar Energy Data in Donaldsonville, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Donaldsonville, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Donaldsonville

Based on historical Donaldsonville, 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 Donaldsonville. [1]

Donaldsonville has an average monthly Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) of 4.67 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day), which is approximately 7% greater than the average monthly Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 4.37 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Donaldsonville that are always titled at the latitude of Donaldsonville (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 18% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.37 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 Donaldsonville

Solar Radiation Data in Donaldsonville, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Donaldsonville, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Donaldsonville

Donaldsonville, 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 Donaldsonville is October with an average of 5.68 kWh/m2/day, followed by August at 5.61 kWh/m2/day and May at 5.6 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Donaldsonville (Louisiana) are January with an average of 3.71 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 3.79 kWh/m2/day and February at 4.22 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Donaldsonville

The average monthly solar radiation level in Donaldsonville, 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 Donaldsonville 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 Donaldsonville

Sunrise / Sunset in Donaldsonville

  • Sunrise/Sunset for November 20, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 12:34 pm
    • Sunset: 11:05 pm
    • Solar Noon: 5:49 pm
    • Length of Day: 10:31
Solar Energy Statistics for Donaldsonville

Best Months for Solar in Donaldsonville

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation October (5.68 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: April (5.91 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: April (5.08 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: May (6.3 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Donaldsonville

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

However, Donaldsonville is in Ascension County and Ascension County has at least 3 solar insallations right now. [1]

Solar Power Output in Donaldsonville

The Power of Solar in Donaldsonville, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Donaldsonville, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Donaldsonville

Donaldsonville (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5581.48 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Donaldsonville is October with an average of 539.52 kWhac, followed by May at 530.98 kWhac and August at 518.75 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Donaldsonville (Louisiana) are January with an average of 372.78 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 376.83 kWhac and February at 380.32 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Donaldsonville

Donaldsonville Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Donaldsonville 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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Donaldsonville 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 Donaldsonville

Solar Energy Contractors in Donaldsonville

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Donaldsonville

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Donaldsonville

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

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Weather Forecast for Donaldsonville, LA [5]

Mon Nov 20
67°F
Scattered Clouds
Min: 44°F
Max: 69°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps ENE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 54%
Cloud cover: 48%
Tue Nov 21
70°F
Overcast Clouds
Min: 42°F
Max: 72°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps E
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 57%
Cloud cover: 88%
Wed Nov 22
67°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 44°F
Max: 67°F
Fresh Breeze: 10 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 52%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Nov 23
60°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 39°F
Max: 60°F
Gentle Breeze: 4 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 9%
Fri Nov 24
75°F
Light Rain
Min: 46°F
Max: 75°F
Moderate breeze: 7 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 44%
Sat Nov 25
78°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 61°F
Max: 78°F
Strong breeze: 11 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Donaldsonville

About Donaldsonville

The city of Donaldsonville, LA in Ascension County has an approximate population of 7,436. [6]

Donaldsonville Solar Power

Donaldsonville, LA Solar Energy

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

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