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Solar Energy in Downsville, LA

Solar Energy in Downsville

The month of August has the highest historical solar radition values in Downsville with an average of 6.02 kWh/m2/day. [More]

Solar Panels in Downsville

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

Sunrise & Sunset in Downsville

The total length of the day in Downsville, LA today (October 23, 2017) will be 11 hours and 04 minutes. [More]

Downsville, LA Solar Energy

Solar Power in Downsville, LA

Solar Energy Data in Downsville, LA

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

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


Solar Energy Analysis for Downsville, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Downsville

Based on historical Downsville, 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 Downsville. [1]

Downsville 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 4.43 kWh/m2/day. [1]

Solar installations in Downsville that are always titled at the latitude of Downsville (Average Tilt at Latitude or ATaL) average 5.06 kWh/m2/day, or about 11% greater than the average monthly GHI of 4.55 kWh/m2/day and approximately 14% greater than the average monthly DNI of 4.43 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 Downsville

Solar Radiation Data in Downsville, LA

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

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

Solar Radiation Analysis for Downsville, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Downsville

Downsville, 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 Downsville is August with an average of 6.02 kWh/m2/day, followed by July at 5.83 kWh/m2/day and June at 5.81 kWh/m2/day. [1]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar radiation levels in Downsville (Louisiana) are January with an average of 3.7 kWh/m2/day, followed by December with an average of 3.78 kWh/m2/day and November at 4 kWh/m2/day. [1]

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

Solar Power Levels in Downsville

The average monthly solar radiation level in Downsville, 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 approximately 23% 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 Downsville 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 Downsville

Sunrise / Sunset in Downsville

  • Sunrise/Sunset for October 23, 2017 [2]
    • Sunrise: 7:21 am
    • Sunset: 6:26 pm
    • Solar Noon: 12:53 pm
    • Length of Day: 11:04
Solar Energy Statistics for Downsville

Best Months for Solar in Downsville

  • Top Solar Power Months Historically [1]
    • Solar Radiation August (6.02 kWh/m2/day)
    • ATaL: August (6.01 kWh/m2/day)
    • DNI: August (5.24 kWh/m2/day)
    • GHI: July (6.38 kWh/m2/day)

* See glossary & definitions above.

Solar Panel Installs in Downsville

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

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

Solar Power Output in Downsville

The Power of Solar in Downsville, LA

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

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

Solar Output Analysis for Downsville, LA

Solar Radiation Data in Downsville

Downsville (LA) has a average annual solar AC output value of 5731.46 kilowatt hours (AC). [2]

The month with the highest historical solar power output in Downsville is August with an average of 559.25 kWhac, followed by July at 542.4 kWhac and May at 529.39 kWhac. [2]

The three months that historically average the lowest average solar output levels in Downsville (Louisiana) are January with an average of 375.62 kWhac, followed by December with an average of 379.44 kWhac and November at 384.72 kWhac. [2]

Cost of Utilities in Downsville

Downsville Electricity Costs

Electricity prices (residential) in Downsville averaged 9.99 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2017, which was about 24% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.12¢/kWh in July. [3]

Solar Power Poll: Downsville

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Downsville Natural Gas Costs

Natural gas prices (residential) in Louisiana averaged $16.56 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in July 2017, which was approximately 7% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.75 per Mcf in July. [4]

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Solar Businesses in Downsville

Solar Energy Contractors in Downsville

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

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Solar Energy Equipment in Downsville

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

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Energy Conservation Consultants in Downsville

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

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Weather Forecast for Downsville, LA [5]

Mon Oct 23
56°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 53°F
Max: 56°F
Moderate breeze: 5 mps WSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 62%
Cloud cover: 0%
Tue Oct 24
65°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 51°F
Max: 65°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps NW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 40%
Cloud cover: 0%
Wed Oct 25
61°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 44°F
Max: 62°F
Moderate breeze: 6 mps NNW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 39%
Cloud cover: 0%
Thu Oct 26
66°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 44°F
Max: 66°F
Fresh Breeze: 9 mps SSW
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%
Fri Oct 27
58°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 43°F
Max: 58°F
Strong breeze: 13 mps N
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 53%
Sat Oct 28
51°F
Sky Is Clear
Min: 33°F
Max: 51°F
: 7 mps NNE
Precip.: n/a
Humidity: 0%
Cloud cover: 0%

More about Downsville

About Downsville

The village of Downsville, LA in Union County has an approximate population of 141. [6]

Downsville Solar Power

Downsville, LA Solar Energy

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

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